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Winter wedding at Wildberry Farm in Marion, SC

This was my first time photographing a wedding at Wildberry Farm in Marion. It’s very similar to another old farm location I loved from a previous wedding.  Wildberry Farm is a very pretty area with a small wedding chapel, house for the bride to get ready in, and a very large reception area.  They have a couple of old barns that also make for some good photo spots. It’s unusual for me to have a wedding in the middle of January, I’m glad the weather turned out so nice even if it was a little cold in the evening.

The pictures in this blog post are picked out a little differently from normal. The bride picked out her album selections very quickly after the wedding, so instead of picking out just what I like for this blog post, the pictures below are almost all the bride’s picks for her album. I actually removed a few family pictures and personal things like that, and added a couple I liked that the bride didn’t pick.  I’ve learned that clients sometimes look at the pictures differently than I do. I might like a picture that has the most interesting lighting, or a special out of focus background, something that is technically interesting or different.  Of course a bride is looking more for pictures that make her look her best or that show the emotions of her family and friends. Being a photographer is always a balance between wanting to shoot something interesting or different while making sure you are always thinking about what the client wants first.

I’m also still having a lot of fun with my drone. I have the same one that just crashed on the White House lawn so I hope they don’t end up making these illegal. I’ll post another panorama from Huntington State Park at the end of the pictures. I’m always careful not to fly close to people and everyone just seems really interested when they see me flying it. One older photographer I met at the park said he is getting one for sure. I hope you enjoy the pictures below, please like this post or comment below if you do.

Brides dress hanging before ceremony Bride getting ready Bride reading letter from groom in windowlight before ceremony Bride walking up behind groom for first look - First look and bride and groom on swing at Wildberry Farms Groom with bridesmaids Groom having fun with groomsmen - Wildberry Farms Groomsmen walking together in front of Wildberry Farms barn Bridesmaids before ceremony - Wildberry Farms Bride and groom in front of tractor at Wildberry Farms Bride and groom looking into each other eyes Couple in front of old barn Wildberry Farms Bride and father taking selfie before walking down the isle Bride and groom being introduced into ceremony First dance with lights and smoke - Wildberry Farms Groomsmen singing Cake cutting - Wildberry Farms Bride and groom smashing cake in faces Dancing with mom and dad Lots of dancing - Wildberry Farms Lots of dancing - Wildberry Farms Groom dipping bride back for a kiss during dancing Bouquet toss Groomsmen reacing for football with garter Ceremony exit

Another 360 Panorama at Huntington State Park
360 Panorama shot from DJI Phantom at Huntington State Park. If you click this image you can view it full screen, zoom in and out and scroll around the panorama.

2 thoughts on “Winter wedding at Wildberry Farm in Marion, SC”

  1. Great photos of the wedding! My daughter is considering this venue and your photos gave us a nice candid view of the space during a beautiful ceremony.

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