My first time photographing a wedding at The Ivy Place in Lancaster, SC

The Ivy Place in Lancaster, SC is the farthest I’ve traveled so far to photograph a wedding, a little over 3 hours each way. I was a bit tired on the drive home, but it really wasn’t a bad trip. It was biker week in Myrtle Beach, so I’m actually glad my wedding was out of the area. The Ivy Place is a really nice wedding location near Charlotte, it reminds me of weddings I’ve done in Charleston and Brookgreen Gardens. It has a pretty garden area surrounding an old  historical house and abandoned barns in the fields.  As you can see from the pictures below this couple decided to do a first look. In a garden area like this, even with the sun being over head, it’s easy to get some really nice pictures earlier in the day. A first look is a nice way to get a lot of the difficult things, like collecting the family together for pictures, done before the rush to get to the reception. It gave us a more time for pictures than I end up having after some weddings ceremonies. I especially liked some of the pictures with the classic car, I really loved the reflections and the way the light was coming through the trees around where they had it parked. I hope you enjoy the pictures, please let me know in the comments if you do.

Wedding dress and groomsmen getting ready Groomsmen helping each other with flowers Groom by classic car, The Ivy Place Groomsmen by classic car, The Ivy Place Bride exciting historical house for first look at The Ivy Place Wedding first look at The Ivy Place gardens Wedding first look at The Ivy Place gardens Wedding first look at The Ivy Place gardens Wedding pictures in the gardens at the Ivy Place Couple in front of classic car Bridesmaids Bridesmaids by classic car Bridesmaids having fun walking in gardens at The Ivy Place Groomsmen Groomsmen Bride walking through gardens Kiss in the gardnes Bride walking to ceremony Wedding ceremony at The Ivy Place, Lancaster Sand ceremony Bride tearing up during ceremony looking at groom Bride and groom holding hands during vows Groom putting ring on bride Trouble with the rings First kiss Bridesmaids fun picture Sunset by the classic car Leaning against the barn Couple by the old barn at sunset Couple by the old barn at sunset First dance at reception at The Ivy Place First dance at reception at The Ivy Place

Please leave a comment below!