Small beach house wedding down in Garden City, SC

I really think think the beach house wedding is a great idea if you are planning for a smaller, more intimate ceremony and if it is the time of the year when the weather is nice. I’ve had a lot of previous clients that will rent a large beach house, have the wedding down on the beach, and then the reception in the backyard of the house. I’m sure this has to be a lot easier on a budget than many of the popular hotel and club locations.  Sometimes I can even get better pictures of a couple at a smaller, less involved event because time is usually more flexible and everyone is more relaxed.

The couple I’m featuring in this post had a small ceremony down in the Garden City area. When you get far enough south in Garden City there are some great wedding spots. I really enjoyed photographing the couple on the small rock jetty that was within walking distance from the beach house. We were able to do some fun and probably a little bit dangerous pictures up on the rocks.  I wish we had done it a bit closer to sunset to cut down on some of the shadows, but it still turned out nice.  After doing some beach pictures we hopped on a golf cart and found an empty house on the inlet side where we could do a few more sunset pictures.

A picture I really liked from the collection below is a simple one of the bride standing in window light. There is nothing technically difficult about this shot, it’s just the camera exposed for the light coming in the window.  The light coming in is so much brighter than the room that it gives some nice drama to the picture.  The couple also, I believe due to my suggestion, hung up a lot of small decorative lights that really made a nice background for some of the dancing shots at the end of this gallery. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures below, please let me know in the comment area below the pictures if you do!

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Wedding and sunset pictures at Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Sorry I haven’t posted to the blog in over a month.  The idea was I wanted to put up a blog post after weddings to show pictures from different location and events.  What I realized is in the summer I just don’t have time.  What I’m thinking I will do is during my slower months, I’m going to go back through all my spring and summer weddings, and put up some post about them.  So it should get more regular soon.  Also, sorry about the delays in getting proofs up and orders done, I’ll be getting caught up here in the next few weeks.

I always like doing weddings up at Ocean Isle, it’s such a pretty location.  It’s a lot like the Garden City area where you have the ocean on one side and the marsh area on the other.  The sun was still pretty bright and harsh during the wedding itself, but it turned out fine.  Later I was able to get some pictures of the couple a little while before sunset that I just loved.  I actually tried to get them to go out right when the sun was actually setting, but they were too tired by that point to do it.  I ran out and took just a sunset picture without them because it was so pretty.  I’ll post a few of the pictures below, actually there are lots of pictures from this wedding I loved in addition to these few, but I just don’t have time to post them. Remember you can always see a lot more if you stop by my home office to talk about a wedding.

Almost ready for the ceremony - Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Dad saying goodbye - Ocean Isle Beach, NC

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