Highlights from the first half of May

This is such a busy time of the year I can’t really post about each wedding on my blog, I just don’t have time.  But I wanted to highlight a few pictures from the last couple of weeks.  One was a wedding in Andrews, SC of the same bride featured in my previous blog post.  I’ve also included a few family and engagement portraits from the Myrtle Beach State Park.  I discovered a new spot for pictures I really like at the park, at least the way the light is right now.  It’s the drainage ditch for land runoff into the ocean.  You don’t want to get in that water, but it makes a really great background at sunset.

Another thing I’ve done at my last couple of weddings is display pictures from the ceremony on my iPad.  When I get a chance at the reception, I will load in a few pictures from earlier in the day and put them up in a slideshow.  This seems to go over really well, there was almost always a small group around the iPad looking at the pictures.  I’m going to try and start doing this from now on.

Another fun thing I’ve been doing, which I will have more pictures of later on, is working with the latest Pocket Wizard wireless flash triggers.  I’ve been good for a long time at seeing great light and making use of it.  But now I’m trying to get better at making good light myself, even under bad conditions, using multiple flashes.  The http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/ website is a great resource for really learning advanced flash techniques if you want to learn more.  I hope you enjoy some of the pictures below.

Groom leaning bride back for a kiss - Kingston Plantation
Kiss on the beach walkway faded color effect - Kingston Plantation

 

Groom picking up the ring, this is why I like the 70-200 f2.8 - Kingston Plantation
About to kiss on the beach walkway - Kingston Plantation
Little brother and sister looking at a starfish - Myrtle Beach State Park
Mom tossing baby into the air - Myrtle Beach State Park
Engagement kiss, high contrast black and white - Myrtle Beach State Park
Engagement portrait by dunes - Myrtle Beach State Park
Trying something a little different - Myrtle Beach State Park
Making good use of a drainage ditch - Myrtle Beach State Park
Engagement portrait in the sunset black and white - Myrtle Beach State Park
Putting on the veil - Andrews, SC
Bride and groom smiling at each other in the woods - Andrews, SC
Groom lifting bride off the ground during first dance - Andrews, SC
Bride dancing with her father - Andrews, SC
First kiss - Having some fun in photoshop

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