A Winter Wedding at The Grand Geneva Resort
Joy & Christian are high school sweethearts. They are a very nice, laid-back couple who planned a winter December wedding at Grand Geneva Resort.
As a photographer, I always arrive at least one hour before the event starts to scout the location for unique spots for pictures - regardless of how many times I've photographed there before. However, when I’m photographing a winter wedding, I am looking for indoor and outdoor options since many of the couple's pictures will occur indoors.
An important aspect of winter weddings is accumulating the hours of daylight. I always suggest a first look.
Winter weddings don't mean that we have to skip outdoor photography. Embracing the outdoor winter colors and feel is excellent. I always make sure that the maid of honor comes along with a jacket or a blanket for the bride. Instructions on posing for the couple take place inside to reduce the time out. As soon as we were set, we stepped outside for a very efficient mini photo session that would be 7 to 10 minutes.
Since the wedding was close to the holiday season, the Christmas decorations were up, which created an excellent backdrop for the indoor photos.
Makeup artest: Ametta Michelle