First look on the deck

First look on the deck

Bridal gown displayed on a lamp post on the lodge patio

Bridal gown displayed on a lamp post on the lodge patio

Mariah and her sisters standing in front of the fireplace

Mariah and her sisters

The couple sneak a kiss on the walking trails

Michael Brinkman said “I DO” and was honored to name Mariah Larson as his Proverbs 31 woman on 12/19/20. Due to the virus, only family and the wedding party attended the ceremony.  The “I Do” nuptials were said at Mariah’s church. Their reception will be celebrated later in 2021.   They utilized the lodge space very well.  The bride wisely used the Lower Level for the bridesmaids to prepare make-up, hair, and dressing.   They used the patio for great photos of unique ideas.  Check out the dress hanging on the lamp post!  For a first look, the couple was given some privacy on the covered wrap-around deck. The walking trails and great foliage-free tree backgrounds were wonderful for those outdoor shots. Black and white snaps as well as color snapshots were great for this time of year.  The natural light coming through our many windows back at the lodge added to the ease during the photography session. Using the fireplace in our Great Room provided some amazing backdrop ideas. Some serious poses…some not so much! That’s what makes a wedding so fun!  

~ Cory Keller Photography

The groom and bridesmaids

Bride and youngest sister showing the peace sign and saying-Sup?

Not all photos have to be serious!

Somewhere on the 40 acre property with too much fun for the bridal party!!

Somewhere on the 40 acre property with tons of fun for the bridal party!!