Maria + Dan got married last month at the Lodge at Mountain Spring Lakes in the Poconos on a perfect fall day. Mountain Springs Lake is beautiful venue that was even more beautiful with all fall colors. If you love the outdoors, you would love this venue, especially in October. Maria + Dan decided to have their first look in the woods. From there, we had a lot of choices about where to do their portraits. Outside the cabin where Dan got ready there was a beautiful lake and dock, so we started there. We made our way to a grove of trees and a wide open field as the sun was starting to set, and then it was time to get married. It was a mild fall day, so the ceremony took place outside overlooking a lake. The light was golden and it was picturesque to say the least. Maria + Dan’s pug Caramel acted as a flower girl, being pulled down the aisle in a wagon by their niece and nephew. After the ceremony we did some quick family photos in front of the barn, but then it was time to party. The reception was decorated with pug details on every table, pug placecards, and a pug cake topper. Their favor was a donation to Curly Tail Pug Rescue, an organization that rescues homeless, sick, and unwanted pugs and rehabilitates those with health problems. I have been very lucky this year getting all these couples who are animal lovers. They always end up being such nice couples. I loved getting to know Maria and Dan and their families. They were such a pleasure to photograph and I wish them the best marriage ever! A special thank you to my second shooter Josh Lynn, whose wonderful work is mixed in with my own below.