This Ocean Springs, Mississippi couple's wedding ceremony had taken place at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Biloxi, and although we had completed all the family group formal photographs at the church, we took a few minutes to do some capture some portraits of the newly married couple outside the Slavonian Lodge before they went inside for the beginning of the reception.
The bride wrote a nice review for me after the wedding:
Michael Caswell is the best photographer HANDS DOWN! I've been following his work for years and was lucky enough to use him for my wedding. He also took our engagement photos and my bridal portraits. Michael knows the art of photography, he will capture every wonderful moment. When we got the pictures back from the wedding, it was almost like reliving the day. The photos are top notch. We had so many friends and family come from across the country, he knew which shots were important to us. He really captured the love, laughter, and fun that everyone was having on our wedding day. Thanks again, for capturing all of our special moments.
This large and impressive structure features natural slate steps leading up to the portico, adorned by large round columns, and the grand main entrance doors here just beg to be photographed!
Because this side of the building faces toward the east, that means it's in good light throughout most of the afternoon, which makes this area perfect for portraits of the bride and groom before a Biloxi, Mississippi wedding reception at this fabulous event venue. Wedding and portrait photographers frequently have to cope with the dilemma of having a nice location at our disposal, but it's in bad light (usually meaning the area is in direct sunlight or the light is coming from the wrong direction to be usable for the desired background). In the case of the Slavonian Lodge, that is certainly not a problem!
Additionally, this spot is ideal for the formal group shots of bigger families and bridal parties, as the large steps allow for easy arrangement into multiple rows.
Location: 159 Maple St, Biloxi, MS 39530.