Maternity portraits of man and woman sitting by the dunes - Huntington Beach State Park

Maternity portraits at the Huntington Beach State Park and Atalaya Castle

I had a lot of fun taking maternity portraits last week for an expecting mother and father at the Atalaya Castle and beach in the Huntington Beach State Park. I’m still happy that I made this park in Murrells Inlet my regular location for family pictures vs the park in Myrtle Beach. As the sunset …

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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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First look – Brookgreen Gardens

I just wanted to put up a quick post about a recent wedding in Brookgreen Gardens, I will likely be putting up a post with more general pictures from this wedding later on.  The bride wanted to do first look pictures, where instead of seeing the groom at the ceremony like normal, they did something special beforehand.  I hadn’t really done this before exactly, but I thought what would look good was the bride in focus as she walked towards the groom out of focus in the background.  Actually I should have done this with a different lens, and it would have been even better, but I really liked the results.  I will post some shots below, these are special because I’m not going to put them all up in my gallery, without context it would look like a bunch of pictures of the same thing.

First look at Brookgreen Gardens - Murrells Inlet

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