After reception trash the dress with the bride and groom – Ocean Isle Beach

I had a lot of fun after the wedding reception with this couple.  They planned it so that they could go to the reception for a couple of hours, then do a trash the dress session at sunset before leaving for the evening.  I’ve never had a bride and groom get completely in the ocean like they did.  The only problem we had, we were getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, but I don’t let anything stop me when I shooting.  The poor bride in the first picture below had scratches that I had to Photoshop out on her arms because of getting bitten.  I think the results were worth the bit of suffering, I really love all of these, it was hard to pick just a few for the blog.

I’ve thought recently about selling my Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens because I never use it anymore.  It’s really heavy and bulky to keep in my bag all the time.  However, I’m glad I had it.  You might notice if you look closely, about half way through the pictures I switch lenses from my 85mm f1.4 to the 70-200 f2.8.  Using the 70-200 is how I get those really close up shots when the couple are deep in the ocean.  It looks like I’m on top of them even though I’m back on the beach.  Even if it’s heavy, I realize it’s good to carry around everything because you never know what you will need.  I hope you enjoy the pictures below, let me know in the comments if you like them!

Bride standing in front of the sunset - Ocean Isle
Bride standing in front of the sunset - Ocean Isle
Couple standing in front of the sunset - Ocean Isle
Couple standing in front of the sunset - Ocean Isle

Bride and groom in the edge of the ocean - Ocean Isle
Bride and groom in the edge of the ocean - Ocean Isle
Bride and groom holding hands and walking in the edge of the ocean - Ocean Isle
Bride and groom holding hands and walking in the edge of the ocean
Kissing in the edge of the ocean - Ocean Isle
Kissing in the edge of the ocean - Ocean Isle
Kiss in front of the ocean - Ocean Isle
Kiss in front of the ocean - Ocean Isle
Smiling at each other - Ocean Isle
Smiling at each other - Ocean Isle
Trash the dress 1 - Couple kissing in the ocean - Black and White - Ocean Isle
Trash the dress 1 - Couple kissing in the ocean - Black and White - Ocean Isle
They aren't completely wet yet - Ocean Isle
They aren't completely wet yet - Ocean Isle
Running down the beach in the edge of the water - Ocean Isle
Running down the beach in the edge of the water - Ocean Isle
Trash the dress - Couple sitting in the edge of the ocean after the wedding. - Ocean Isle
Trash the dress - Couple sitting in the edge of the ocean after the wedding - Ocean Isle
Trash the dress - Kissing in the edge of the water - Ocean Isle
Trash the dress - Kissing in the edge of the water - Ocean Isle
Rescuing her from the ocean - Ocean Isle
Rescuing her from the ocean - Ocean Isle
Getting splashed by a wave - Ocean Isle
Getting splashed by a wave - Ocean Isle
Bride and groom in the ocean - Ocean Isle
Bride and groom in the ocean - Ocean Isle
Bride and groom getting ready to ride a wave - Ocean Isle
Bride and groom getting ready to ride a wave - Ocean Isle
Having fun in the ocean - Ocean Isle
Having fun in the ocean - Ocean Isle
Having fun in the ocean - Ocean Isle
Having fun in the ocean - Ocean Isle
Groom carrying bride out of the ocean - Ocean Isle
Groom carrying bride out of the ocean - Ocean Isle

3 thoughts on “After reception trash the dress with the bride and groom – Ocean Isle Beach”

  1. sucks to ruin the dress but it definately makes for some great pictures! Great job Ryan! THey look like a really fun couple to work with!

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