Conway River Walk engagement pictures with the flooded Waccamaw River

Going into these engagement pictures, we knew that the Conway River Walk was completely flooded and inaccessible because of Hurricane Matthew. It was even a foot and a half higher than last year’s record flooding. This couple wanted to do pictures in Conway, so we had to find other locations besides the River Walk to do the portraits. They suggested doing pictures on Oak Street, I wasn’t really familiar with that area, but I always like trying somewhere new. Oak Street in downtown Conway is actually very pretty. They built the street to go right around some of the old oak trees. There are some unique spots where the couple could stand in the center of the street with beautiful trees and sunlight behind them. I think I will add this street as a usual stop when I do engagement pictures in Conway.

Even though the River Walk was flooded, the train tracks and bridge were still fully accessible. One of my favorite pictures was the couple holding hands and walking down the train track rails together. Normally the water level is far below the bridge, but you can see how close it is in some of the pictures. The area underneath the old Conway bridge was also accessible, which is a really nice spot with the street lamps and arched bridge supports. Hopefully, they will get the River Walk repaired once the water goes down. That is such a nice area for engagement pictures if a client is looking for something different from the beach. Let’s hope we don’t get any flooding again anytime soon. I haven’t even talked about how much the dunes are ruined at the State Parks. At least now, I have some additional ideas for engagement picture spots in Conway. I hope you enjoy the pictures below. Please share or comment if you do!

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