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Beautiful afternoon wedding at Wachesaw Plantation with a horse drawn carriage

Beautiful sunset portrait of bride and groom on the Wacammaw River

I always love going to Wachesaw Plantation for a wedding, the oak trees on the Waccamaw River make a great backdrop for pictures, especially at sunset. It’s been a long time since I’ve photographed a wedding with a horse and carriage, it always makes for some really great pictures. I guess riding in on a carriage ... Read more


Indoor wedding at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach

Bridal party walking down the beach on a beautiful evening in Myrtle Beach

I’ve posted so many weddings at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club, I was thinking about not blogging pictures of this wedding even though it was very pretty. However, this wedding was a bit different from ones I’ve shot before. From the beginning they planned for the wedding ceremony to be inside the ballroom instead of on the veranda ... Read more


Winter wedding at Wildberry Farm in Marion, SC

Couple in front of old barn Wildberry Farms

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 ... Read more


Heritage Plantation wedding photography at the Clubhouse and the new Nikon D810

Bride looking at group with beautiful bokeh

A few weeks ago I photographed another beautiful wedding at the Heritage Plantation clubhouse in Pawleys Island, SC.  It’s been a few years since I’ve been there, it’s a great location so hopefully I can get on their vendor list and get some more weddings at the club. A couple of fun things about this ... Read more


Busy weekend with weddings at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club

Dipping bride back for a kiss in front of the ocean

I keep going more and more often to the Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach for wedding photography. I’m not quite sure why, but it’s by far my most visited location.  The weekend of this wedding I actually had three other weddings at the Ocean Club, as well as one the following week. The nice ... Read more


Early afternoon wedding photography at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club with a fun couple

Bride and groom sitting together of golf course greens

Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club is one of my favorite locations that I photograph weddings at often.  The staff is very friendly and helpful and the site is great for photography. There isn’t much I can say that I haven’t said in some of my earlier blog posts about the site.  This wedding ceremony ... Read more


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