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Couple having fun with their dogs Vereen Memorial Gardens

Fun engagement portraits with the dogs at Vereen Memorial Gardens

This was my first time taking engagement portraits at the Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens in Little River, SC. This area has a lot of hiking trails and boardwalks over the salt marshes. It is located right next to the Intracoastal Waterway. This couple wanted to bring their two dogs to the engagement pictures so it’s …

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Bridal portraits in Pawleys Island, SC

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.

Bride walking up steps - Litchfield
Bride walking up steps – Litchfield

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Last wedding of the year–Wachesaw Plantation Club

It looks like this is going to be my last wedding of 2010, it was at a beautiful spot at the Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet, SC. I can’t believe another year is over already, this past year really flew by. Now I get into my couple of really slow months that I look forward to when things are crazy in the summer, like 3 weddings one hot weekend in June, but then I pretty quickly wish I was busy again.  Well now I can make sure I’ve got everything caught up from the year, I still have a few wedding albums to finish. It’s also a good time to come up with new ideas for my website, as well as try to get in contact with some of the wedding venues and see if they want some pictures.

This is the first time I’ve been to the Wachesaw Plantation Club, I’ve done a number of weddings down in Pawleys Island on the water, which is very similar to this location. So I figured it would be really nice.  This wedding took place so late in the evening we only had about a half hour before sunset after the ceremony to get couple and family pictures done.  I really had to rush, but actually pushing everything near or right after sunset really does make for some pretty pictures. What’s hard about weddings sometimes is you have to work under whatever circumstances you have, you can’t necessarily do the pictures at the perfect time of the evening.  But it actually worked out about perfectly this time.   I hope you enjoy some of the pictures below.

Bride putting on lipstick in mirror
Bride putting on lipstick in mirror
Bride backlit by sun on waterway - Wachesaw Plantation
Bride backlit by sun on waterway - Wachesaw Plantation

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Wedding in Litchfield on Intracoastal Waterway

Last week’s wedding was at such a pretty spot. It was a private home right on the waterway in the Litchfield, Pawleys Island area, about 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach.  It’s too bad this isn’t a regular spot for weddings, although the homeowner did say he has had about 20 weddings there, various family …

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