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 shooting outside the Slavonian Lodge before they went inside for the beginning of the reception. The huge main entrance doors here just beg to be photographed! This large and impressive structure features natural slate steps leading up to the portico, adorned by large round columns.
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, the large steps are ideal for the formal group shots of the families and bridal party.
Location: 159 Maple St, Biloxi, MS 39530.