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.