Another fun couple doing engagement pictures at the Myrtle Beach State Park

I met this couple for the first time on Friday to discuss photographing their upcoming wedding. While they were in the area we decided to do some last minute engagement pictures on Monday at the state park in Myrtle Beach. I’ve said it a lot of times before, but doing engagement pictures is really the best way to get to know a couple, and for them to get to know you as the photographer. If they like what you do during the engagement portraits, they are going to like you at the wedding as well. Pictures of the couple after the wedding is pretty much the same thing, just a little more rushed and with a little more stress.

We are finally getting some good weather, it was a beautiful evening with a great sunset. I notice it seems to be a really popular thing to get some flare from the setting sun in the lens.  You certainly wouldn’t want it in every picture because it washes it out, but it can be a cool look.  The really expensive Nikon lenses have a special Nano Crystal coating on them to reduce flare because it’s not normally something you would want. If you get the sun over to the side but in the frame enough where it’s hitting the lens you will definitely still get it.

One other thing I thought of.  Because of constantly looking into the sun I know I need to always wear sunglasses. However my current ones completely make the screen on the back of my camera not visible. I realized you have to get sunglasses that are not polarized. I ordered some nice Ray-Bans that should be really good without being polarized. I’m hoping that will make it so I don’t have to keep taking them off to see my screen.  I hope you enjoy the pictures below, please comment if you do.

Couple sitting on the oak tree branch at the Myrtle Beach State Park Couple sitting on the oak tree branch with sunlight coming through the trees Engagement portrait - Gril getting a kiss from behind sitting in old tree Fun picture of couple kissing through a treeEngagement picture leaning girl against tree for a kiss Walking down a hill together holding hands Kiss through the oak tree in black and white - Engagement portrait Engagement portrait backlit by rays of sunlight through the trees Engagement portrait backlit by rays of sunlight through the trees - Myrtle Beach Couple laying together by the sea oats Couple kissing in front of the sea oats Girl giving fiance a big hug from behind Engagement portrait in front of the sea oats - Myrtle Beach State Park Engagement portrait in front of the sea oats - Myrtle Beach State Park Engagement portrait in front of the sea oats - Myrtle Beach State Park Couple holding hands and walking down the beach together Guy pretending to throw fiance into the ocean Getting a piggy back ride Kiss in front of the pretty scenery at the state park Leaning her back for a kiss Leaning her back for a kiss Engagement portrait laying in the sand together holding hands Cute kiss under the pier - Myrtle Beach State Park Prom type pose in front of the pier Focusing on the girls face smiling up at her fiance Couple holding hands walking down the Myrtle Beach State Park pier Couple laying together on the Myrtle Beach State Park pier Final sunset kiss on the pier

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