JENNA + JAMES
A LOVE STORY FRAMED BY NATURE’S ARTISTRY
As the photographer capturing Jenna and James’ wedding day, I immortalized their celebration against the breathtaking backdrop of Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. In this serene setting, adorned with twisted driftwood and the gentle sound of whispering waves, I found the perfect canvas for their special day. Through my lens, I witnessed the beauty and tranquility surrounding us, skillfully capturing each moment in a way that I hope will inspire others.
Now, as I look at their photos, I am reminded of the magic of that day. Driftwood Beach emerges as the idyllic setting for anyone’s love story. The peaceful atmosphere and the beach’s natural elegance truly enhanced their celebration.
SUNSET AT DRIFTWOOD BEACH
I’ve experienced how Driftwood Beach becomes the perfect setting for any dream wedding. Whether you’re drawn to the gentle serenity of a sunrise ceremony or the subtle romance of a sunset vow exchange, this place molds itself to fit your vision. In capturing Jenna and James’ wedding, I saw this firsthand.
They chose Driftwood Beach for their evening ceremony, and it was like the beach itself was in tune with their desires. The landscape, with its majestic driftwood and gentle waves, provided a naturally elegant backdrop that enhanced the essence of their commitment. As a result, set against the timeless beauty of Driftwood Beach, it is a testament to the unique stories this place can tell.
CAPTURING THE MAGIC
I was deeply moved by the celebration of love and the stunning beauty of Jekyll Island. It was an honor to capture these timeless moments, where Jenna and James’ fun-loving spirit shone brightly against the backdrop of the island’s natural charm.
Each photograph I took felt like capturing a piece of magic, a testament to the joy and beauty of their unforgettable day. Being part of this was not just a job, but a privilege that filled me with gratitude.
PLANNING AND LOGISTICS
As a photographer who has captured a wedding at Driftwood Beach, I’ve gathered some vital insights that could be beneficial for those planning an intimate ceremony on these sands:
Permits and Regulations One key piece of information is that you don’t need a special permit for a beach wedding on Jekyll Island. However, it’s important to be aware of certain restrictions: no glass, kegs, or private vehicles are allowed on the beach, and pets must be leashed if present. This ensures preserving the beach’s natural beauty, which makes for stunning wedding photos.
Accessibility In terms of access, Driftwood Beach is reachable through multiple points along North Beachview Drive. There’s parking available, but it’s important for wedding parties to remember that there is an $8 daily fee to access Jekyll Island.
Timing The beach is subject to tidal changes, so timing is crucial. I always advise checking the tide schedule when planning a ceremony. Low tide is the best time for a beach wedding to utilize the dramatic backdrop of the driftwood fully.
Accommodation For lodging, Jekyll Island offers a range of options. From my experience, guests have appreciated the variety – from family-friendly hotels to private villas and upscale resorts. This allows for a comfortable stay for everyone, adding to the overall positive experience of the wedding.
Understanding these aspects has been crucial in helping me capture the perfect moments at Driftwood Beach.
“From the first time we met Ben was extremely nice, and he definitely knows what he’s doing. He spent some time looking for the perfect spots to take our wedding photos. Our photo shoot felt so natural and he made sure our timeline transitioned smoothly. He got our photos back very quickly and they came out amazing. He really went above and beyond and we appreciate all his work in capturing our special day! If we ever need another photographer in the area I would 10000% be using him again. Thank you Ben for everything we are beyond happy with our photos!”
– Jenna Moore
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