Elaina and John’s wedding at the Woodmark Hotel was one of my favorite weddings of all time. The hotel is absolutely luxury.
There’s just something about a wedding by the water that feels right. Elaina and John’s choice of the Woodmark Hotel for their big day? Spot on. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill venue; it’s a space where luxury isn’t shouted but whispered quietly along the halls and in the soft lapping of the waves at the lake’s edge.
I’ve shot my fair share of weddings, but this one felt different — in a good way. It had all the elements of what makes my job awesome: a chill couple, a killer location, and that perfect, soft pre-sunset light that makes everyone look their best.
They timed the ceremony with a photographer’s dream in mind — that golden hour when everything looks like it’s been touched up in Photoshop for real. The natural light was just showing off, giving us a backdrop that made every shot feel a little more special.
As we moved from vows to cocktails, the atmosphere stayed laid back. The sun started its descent, the mood was light, and you could tell everyone was just there to have a good time and celebrate Elaina and John’s next chapter. That’s what it’s all about, right?
I won’t bore you with too many of my musings because let’s face it — you’re here for the photos. And I’m pretty stoked to share them with you. They capture the vibe of the day, the smiles, the cool little details, and all the candid moments in between.
Take a look at some of my favorites below. No fluff, just real moments from a day that was all about love, laughter, and a beautiful setting. If you’re digging the vibe and thinking about your own wedding, hit me up. I’d love to help you capture the real, unfiltered joy of your day, just like I did for Elaina and John.