Montaluce Winery Pre-Wedding – Nikki + Akshay
We had known Nikki for some time now, and recently she got engaged to Akshay, and wanted me to do her engagement or pre-wedding photo shoot here in Dahlonega, GA. We pretty much ran around the entire town at various location doing their engagement.
This actually was a longer day since we started off elsewhere, but I will write this blog post from where we started at in the Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA.
We had to pay a fee to shoot the engagement here, which Nikki & Akshay took care upon arriving to the location. And we had no limits on where we can shoot and for how long so that was great.
Nikki wanted to grab some sunset shots at the winery, however we failed because the sun was already too low to actually get a nice sunset shot. Which she knew as I mention this to her during the shoot.
We were able to get a few shots of the sun slowing fading away in the vineyard, but not what I had imaged. However, I was still happy with the result and Nikki agreed as well. We spent a about 30 minutes just in the vineyard chasing the sun and trying to get that one shot.
Taking a few shots in the vineyards, and as it was getting a bit darker, I noticed the lights coming on at the Montaluce Winery Restaurant. And seeing the stairs that leads to a path away, I asked Nikki to start running towards it.
Feature image btw! For some reason this is my favorite shot, I love the aspect of someone in action doing something. Night time rather quickly so I wanted to get one more shot in the front of the building, as the orange lights made a nice backdrop.