January 7, 2021

Wedding Couples Photography in LGBTQ Styled Outlander Shoot

This was a once in a lifetime styled shoot opportunity at Nakoma Resort in Clio, California. When we first were approached by Shaquarrius Calloway Events about providing wedding couples photography for this styled shoot and were told that the theme of the shoot was based off of the TV Show Outlander, we right away got excited. What a creative idea! If you’ve ever watched the TV show you know that they have beautiful imagery. This shoot didn’t disappoint with immaculate table decor setups reminiscent of the TV series.

Nakoma Resort provided the perfect backdrop for wedding couples photography, allowing us to showcase the theme, decor and models. They have a large reception area complete with a fireplace. In the evenings we are sure that only adds to the amazing ambiance of this place. The outside courtyard is another area that has an amazing view and provides some great opportunities for portraits. We can imagine what a great time a bride and groom can have here with all their friends and family. It would be so awesome to have them all stay the weekend and enjoy the moment together on this property.

In the morning on the day of the shoot we had our doubts about heading into the mountains. The resort is a 3 hour drive from Sacramento and we worried about getting caught in a snow storm that was supposed to arrive that day. But we decided it was worth it and risked the drive. When we got there, we had to deal with the rain outside, otherwise we would have liked to get more pictures outside. But when the rain died down a little, we got some great pictures of the couple outside. They had an umbrella because it was sprinkling. But we liked the way it turned out! At the end of the day, we are happy to report that although we encountered snow, we made it back home without incident.

Pies, hor d'oeuvres and pastries on styled table at wedding reception at Nakoma Inn in Clio California.
A styled table with plates, silverware, glasses and flower decorations for wedding reception at Nakoma Inn in Clio California.
LGBTQ grooms posing for wedding couples photography at a styled shoot reception at Nakoma Inn in Clio California.
LGBTQ grooms kiss in courtyard in the rain at Nakoma Inn in Clio California during their wedding portrait session.
LGBTQ wedding couples photography at Nakoma Inn in Clio California.
Styled table with candles, plates, flowers in an outlander themed wedding shoot.
LGBTQ wedding photography couple posing for portraits while sitting at weddding reception table at Nakoma Inn in Clio California.
Wedding couple poses and smiles for portrait among trees close to weddinv venue Nakoma Inn in Clio California.
LGBTQ wedding couple walking in front of Nakoma Resort in Clio California in the rain both under an umbrella.
Grooms hold each other in the rain after getting married with black umbrella in front of Nakoma Resort in Clio California.
An aerial view of Nakoma Resort in Clio California.

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