Gabriella and Adam’s elegant vow renewal ceremony at The Mackey House was a pure delight to photograph. Surrounded by family, friends and their two young daughters, they were finally able to affirm their love for another the way they’d always wanted to. Mother Nature didn’t quite cooperate, however, with a venue like The Mackey House, rain showers aren’t a problem when it comes to photo opportunities. The interior of the venue is beautiful and offers a number of gorgeous locations so we had no problem finding the perfect backdrop for a romantic First Look, family photos and couples portraits. Luckily, the rain cleared just in time for the reception to begin on the back deck. Gabriella and Adam danced the night away with their loved ones under the stars before sharing an epic kiss under a canopy of sparklers. Congratulations you two! We’re honored to have been a part of your wedding day!
We’re always excited to photograph weddings at scenic new venues and Oriana & Abe’s big day provided us with just that opportunity at Forrest Pond Lodge. I believe a site visit is a must whenever we’re going to shoot at a location that’s new to us. One sunny summer morning I took a short drive down to Ludowici to explore and get a tour of the property with owner Patty Wright. As I approached and made my way down a quaint tree lined gravel drive, I came upon picturesque lakes and open fields surrounding two beautifully crafted log cabin lodges. As Patty and I started our tour of the property all I could think was “This place is amazing! How have I never shot here before?” Everywhere I looked was an idyllic backdrop for photos and my wedding photographer brain went into overdrive taking notes and getting ideas for all the shots I wanted to capture. After a slight delay (due to COVID-19), the day arrived and we had so much fun working with Oriana, Abe and their loved ones. Abe is hands down our Groom MVP of 2020 as he coordinated most of the wedding planning due to Oriana’s hectic school schedule. He was “hands on” with every little detail of the day and we were so impressed with his skills and style! After a sweet lakeside ceremony we were able to capture the most gorgeous couples portraits as the sun began to set. The evening continued on with dinner in the main lodge followed by drinks and dancing outside under the stars and ethereal white twinkle lights. Congratulations Oriana & Abe! We had a great time working with you two!
“Love at Forrest Pond Lodge – Oriana & Abe”