October 24, 2020

October Driftwood Beach Elopement | Jekyll Island Photographer

Sky & Zac | 10/24/20

I first met Sky & Zac in January of 2020, when I did a couples session with them for the very first time. Of course they told me that was their first time ever having photos done, which I still find hard to believe. From there, they became one of those couples that I just clicked with and photographed a few more time throughout the year. Then one day, Sky text me and told me they were getting married & wanted me to capture it! Of course, I was so ecstatic and absolutely down.

With so many weddings being cancelled or postponed because of Covid, Sky & Zac chose to have a small ceremony with their closest family & friends. On a warm October evening, because let’s be honest it’s always warm in South Georgia, they chose to marry at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. Now if you aren’t familiar and are wondering, the beach is aptly named for it’s miles of nothing but old oaks & pines that have succumbed to the ocean, and turned into driftwood. Jekyll may not be known for the beauty of it’s water, because it’s far from crystal blue, but this magnificent beach is definitely one of the wonders of Georgia. At anytime during the summer, you will probably find it packed with people trying to catch a sunset, although I prefer sunrise myself. You’ll also find your fair share of photographers there too, capturing both people & the landscape.

Because Sky & Zac chose to elope, this location couldn’t have been more perfect since it was late enough in the year to dodge crowds and the heat. They had a small, intimate ceremony with the driftwood serving as the backdrop. Sky’s bouquet was made of dried flowers, so that they can be kept long after the wedding. Her dress was somewhat custom, as she had cut out the slip beneath all the tulle to make it perfect for the beach. After the ceremony, they had some drinks at the bar setup on the beach, and then I stole them away for a little while to go play on the beach and celebrate their marriage. All in all, it was a beautiful evening and I’m grateful to have captured it.

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