110 Year old Matriarch of family - North Myrtle Beach

Fun family pictures for the second half of 2021 in Myrtle Beach

A couple of times a year now I’ve been trying to post some of my favorite family and senior portraits from the last few months. These are all from the Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island area. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you can see these pictures and many more as well. To see my favorite pictures from July of 2021 and before click here. Some highlights from my pictures posted below. I’ve been having more clients want to take family pictures at the Calidonia Golf and Beach Club. This is a beautiful spot if you want to …

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Brother with his sisters and dogs - Huntington Beach State Park

My favorite Myrtle Beach family pictures from the first half of 2021

2021 has been one of my busiest years ever with family pictures in Myrtle Beach. I’ve been referring so many people to my photography friends, but most of them are booked up as well. After last year, everyone is ready to get out of the house and have some fun on the beach. I really hope Myrtle Beach can keep this up and we have a great next year as well! During my busy summer season, I’m taking family portraits almost every day, in lots of different locations around the Myrtle Beach area. While I can’t post pictures from every …

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Worth every shot - Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Maternity portraits for my previous wedding couple at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club

I always love taking portraits for Ornelie and Matt. I did photography for their African themed wedding in Raleigh a few years ago. Next, their one year anniversary portraits at the Conway Riverwalk. Now, early this year, I took their maternity portraits under the beautiful mossy oaks at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club in Pawleys Island. Ornelie and Matt asked me to hold off for a few months on posting pictures of their pregnancy. They mentioned they had a difficult time getting pregnant and they wanted to make an official announcement about it before I posted any pictures. After she …

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Kids holding up Will You Mary Me signs - Huntington Beach State Park

Surprise proposal during family and maternity portraits

This was such a fun recent family photography session that I wanted to make a quick blog post about it. I’ve done many surprise marriage proposal over the years in Myrtle Beach. However, I’ve never done one, that combined maternity portraits and family pictures at the same time! I was actually contacted by the expectant mother to setup just a regular family photography session. About a week before the session, I was called by the father. He had an idea for a surprise proposal at the same time. All of his kids were going to be in on it and …

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Holding hands under the moss with clubhouse in the background - Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

A great start to 2021 with maternity portraits at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Thinking back on 13 years of photography in Myrtle Beach It’s hard to believe it’s 2021 already. I’m entering into my 13th year as a full time photographer in the Myrtle Beach area. It doesn’t seem like that long ago, I was taking my first family beach pictures with a Nikon D80 and 50mm f1.8 lens. I still had a lot to learn at that time, but I always had a good eye for light and I was good with people so I got a lot of great shots. Thinking back to the most important knowledge I had before I …

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Maternity portrait - husband kissing wife on the belly - Huntington Beach State Park

Sunset maternity portraits in Myrtle Beach

Now that things are slowing down, I have some time to go back and highlight some of my favorite photography sessions from 2020. This maternity portrait session was in September at the Huntington Beach State Park. This state park is about 25 minutes south of the Myrtle Beach city limits. I recommend making the trip because it’s an especially beautiful location. I had a lot of fun with this couple, they were originally from my wife’s home country of Colombia. We got some really beautiful maternity portraits before the sunset that evening. We started out doing some traditional portraits of …

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Family of 4 sitting by the dunes - Huntington Beach State Park

Busy 2020 with family pictures in Myrtle Beach

In April and May of this year, I was getting worried, because of weddings cancelling or rescheduling due to the Covid-19 restrictions. As soon as we got into the summer vacation season, and some of the beach closures were lifted, things quickly changed. I think everyone was ready to leave the house and have some fun. I ended up having one of my busiest summers for family and engagement photo sessions that I can remember. At least with family beach pictures, it’s easy to social distance. I’m dealing with family groups that are already together, we are outdoors, and I …

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Embracing under the moss on the boardwalk - Conway Riverwalk

One Year Anniversary photos at the Conway Riverwalk for my previous wedding clients

I had a great time this past weekend taking pictures for Ornelie and Matt, my previous wedding clients . I shot both their engagement pictures and their beautiful African themed wedding at the River Ridge Golf Course in Raleigh, NC. Since their engagement pictures were at the beach, Ornelie wanted a different look for their one year anniversary session. I suggested the Conway Riverwalk. I’ve been doing a lot of weddings and engagement pictures in Conway recently and I love taking portraits in this area. Romantic portraits on the moss covered boardwalk and Waccamaw River docks I started out with …

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Family on the foliage covered walkway to the beach - Huntington Beach State Park

Family portraits at Huntington Beach State Park for my previous wedding clients

I’ve had a really busy summer this year with family beach photography. It’s a good thing to be busy, but I won’t mind when things slow down a little and the kids start going back to school. I don’t get to post family pictures to my blog very often. However, if you follow me on Instagram, I’ve been trying to post 10 quick pictures from many of my recent family sessions. So if you like to keep up with my work please follow me there! I wanted to post this recent session because they were also my previous wedding clients. …

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Happy family of 6 laying in the sand together - Huntington Beach State Park

Family portraits at the Huntington Beach State Park with a happy family of 6

I had a lot of fun taking portraits of this family of 6 at the Atalaya Castle area and beach in the Huntington Beach State Park. Even though it was hot and a little windy, the family was very happy to be taking pictures and had great smiles from the beginning. We have had some very hot weather in Myrtle Beach the last couple of weeks, but near sunset time and by the ocean the heat isn’t too bad. I’m still really happy with my decision to switch away from the Myrtle Beach State Park to the Huntington Beach State …

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