It’s been a while since I’ve been to Wachesaw Plantation for a wedding. It’s a beautiful wedding site on the Waccamaw River, especially lovely at sunset as the light filters through the many trees. The bride and groom at this wedding wanted to do a first look so they could get most of the wedding pictures done before the ceremony. That is an excellent way to do things because the couple can start having fun after the ceremony. This also means that most of the pictures would be done earlier in the day when the sunlight is much harsher. Thankfully at Wachesaw, there are a lot of big trees for shade, so it wasn’t a problem. I still took the couple out of the reception for a few before-sunset pictures, which were nice. You can pick out the ones taken closer to sunset below.
This was my second wedding with my new Lowepro bag. It’s the biggest one you can get. I love this thing, I can pack all my gear now in one bag, and it’s got nice wheels and a handle for pulling it around. I guess the only bad thing is, occasionally, I’m in a spot where I can’t roll the bag, and then I have to carry it by its handle. With as much gear as I’m packing, this isn’t easy. But so far, I’ve been able to roll it in most places. I’ll include a quick cell phone picture because all my cameras are in the bag. I like to have a camera body for each lens instead of trying to switch them. Wedding photography is generally about how fast you can work, so I want to have everything ready. I hope you enjoy the pictures below. Please let me know if the comments if you do.