Bridal portraits at the South Carolina State House and Conway Riverwalk

I decided to combine together two recent bridal portrait sessions into one post since both their weddings were recently over. The first bridal session was at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. It’s always fun to take pictures somewhere I’ve never been. This bride has family that works in the government so we had special access to go wherever we wanted. The only problem was the terrible weather that day. We had to run through the rain to get to the State House, and all the pictures had to be done inside. The grounds around the area are beautiful so I really wanted to get outside and have the city of Columbia as a background to the pictures. The best we could do for outdoor pictures was by the columns under the front porch. Thankfully, there are a lot of great spots inside, and I still think it turned out really well. I also just shot her wedding and I’ll post some pictures from it soon.

For the second bride, we went down to one of my usual locations of the Conway River Walk. That area is always very pretty with the old bridge in the background and being able to walk out on the train tracks, as long as the bride is a little adventurous. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes if you want to try this. I think she was really happy with the pictures as well. This has nothing to do with the bridal portraits, but I just got a DJI Phantom Vision + drone that I’ve been having fun with. I took it down to the river walk and took some pictures. I’ll include a panorama I took with the drone at the end of this post. They are talking about allowing commercial use of these, so someday I might figure out a way to use it for some clients. I hope you enjoy these, let me know in the comments below if you do.

Bride on the steps inside South Carolina State House Bride by the columns in front of the Columbia State House Bride standing in doorway Bride on circular staircase in library at SC State House Bride in library at State House Bridal portrait on balcony of South Carolina State House Bride standing by columns in entryway to Columbia State House Bride by columns Bridal portrait at The Cypress Inn in Conway Bridal portrait at the docks at The Cypress Inn Bride in front of moss covered tree Conway River Walk Bride doing fun poses under the bridge into Conway Bride leaning against the old building on the Conway River Walk Bride walking down the Riverwalk Bride on the train tracks at the Conway River Walk Bride in the sunset at the Conway Riverwalk

Panorama I shot with my drone of the Conway Riverwalk. Click image to see it larger.
Panorama I shot with my drone of the Conway Riverwalk. Click image to see it larger.

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