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Myrtle Beach area photo blog documenting the stories of local weddings, engagement sessions and more!

Beautiful afternoon wedding at Wachesaw Plantation with a horse drawn carriage

Beautiful sunset portrait of bride and groom on the Wacammaw River

I always love going to Wachesaw Plantation for a wedding, the oak trees on the Waccamaw River make a great backdrop for pictures, especially at sunset. It’s been a long time since I’ve photographed a wedding with a horse and carriage, it always makes for some really great pictures. I guess riding in on a carriage ... Read more


Indoor wedding at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach

Bridal party walking down the beach on a beautiful evening in Myrtle Beach

I’ve posted so many weddings at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club, I was thinking about not blogging pictures of this wedding even though it was very pretty. However, this wedding was a bit different from ones I’ve shot before. From the beginning they planned for the wedding ceremony to be inside the ballroom instead of on the veranda ... Read more


Winter wedding at Wildberry Farm in Marion, SC

Couple in front of old barn Wildberry Farms

This was my first time photographing a wedding at Wildberry Farm in Marion. It’s very similar to another old farm location I loved from a previous wedding.  Wildberry Farm is a very pretty area with a small wedding chapel, house for the bride to get ready in, and a very large reception area.  They have a couple of old ... Read more


Bridal portraits at the South Carolina State House and Conway Riverwalk

Bride on the train tracks at the Conway River Walk

I decided to combine together two recent bridal portrait sessions into one post since both their weddings were recently over. The first bridal session was at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. It’s always fun to take pictures somewhere I’ve never been. This bride has family that works in the government so we had ... Read more


Fun engagement pictures in Garden City on a cold afternoon and Storyboard 3

Couple walking down marsh boardwalk together at sunset

I haven’t had a chance to blog about engagement portraits in a while. Things are getting slow so I thought I would post some pictures from this recent cold weather engagement session down at the southern tip of Garden City Beach. I’ve done many photo sessions down in Garden City, but this one was unusual because they ... Read more


Heritage Plantation wedding photography at the Clubhouse and the new Nikon D810

Bride looking at group with beautiful bokeh

A few weeks ago I photographed another beautiful wedding at the Heritage Plantation clubhouse in Pawleys Island, SC.  It’s been a few years since I’ve been there, it’s a great location so hopefully I can get on their vendor list and get some more weddings at the club. A couple of fun things about this ... Read more


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