A couple of weeks ago I was able to do some very pretty bridal portraits for a bride getting married this weekend. We set everything up on just a few weeks notice but I had the weekend open and was glad I was able to fit them in. This is a pretty unique location in a private home area a bit south of Pawleys Island, SC which is about 30 minutes south of the Myrtle Beach area. The wedding planner knew one of the residents in the area and they allowed us to do some pictures around their home as well as down near the Intracoastal Waterway. I thought they all turned out really beautifully and wanted to share some below. I especially liked some of the sunset pictures down near the water with the sun spilling through the oak trees. If properly exposed, shots backlit by the sun can be very beautiful. I hope you enjoy these below.
It was nice going to the Holiday Cottage in Brookgreen Gardens without actually being there for the wedding ceremony. I always get some nice shots of the bride at the cottage area, but it’s nice to have a whole hour just to concentrate on the one thing without being rushed. This gives me enough time to be able to switch lenses and set things up a bit more, for example using my 50mm f1.4 almost wide open. The bride featured here is actually having her wedding in Brookgreen so we were allowed to do pictures in the area without any …
I’ve been extremely busy the past few weeks, I haven’t had time to put up a blog post with recent pictures. Remember if you click “most recent images” on my home page you will find some of my recent uploads that don’t always make it to the blog. Today I was working on some family/engagement pictures and I really loved the sunset and wanted to highlight some of them. This may look like a wedding, but it was really just a family photoshoot of a recently married couple and their family. We were able to do some with the bride in her dress, and because the wedding was over she didn’t mind getting it dirty. One thing that made these pictures really nice is the fact that it was almost sunset, at a normal wedding I might be trying to do pictures 2 hours or more before sunset because of the ceremony time, which isn’t really ideal. I hope you enjoy these.
I did some beautiful bridal portraits after my Indian wedding at the Grande Dunes. The members club is a great spot with the golf course out back. It was a little different to do the bridal portraits after the wedding, but it worked out well. I’m learning how to use fill flash more effectively for example in the shot of the bride looking out over the golf course. It was very dark in the area where she was standing compared to the background in the bright sun. If I had just exposed for her, the background would be blown out and white. However, exposing somewhat for the background and filling in the bride with some flash, gives very nice results. Of course you can never beat the light coming in from a big window. I hope you enjoy some of them below.