Wedding at 21 Main Events at North Beach with puppies in place of bouquets!

I met Jenna and Justin at last January’s Wedding Showcase event in Myrtle Beach. We briefly discussed their upcoming wedding on October 2nd, taking place in the courtyard at the 21 Main Events at North Beach wedding venue. January was such a short time ago, however a lot of things have changed since then. I will be at the Wedding Showcase again next year, I’m sure things will be a little bit different with social distancing and masks, but I hope lots of people come and have a good time. The bride loved some of my previous pictures from 21 …

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Wedding in the courtyard at 21 Main Events at North Beach

I recently had another wedding in the beautiful courtyard at 21 Main Events at North Beach in North Myrtle Beach. This wedding was for friends of mine, Cori and Jon, that I know from working out at Crossfit Asperitas. The groomsmen were getting ready in an apartment close by the ceremony location so I started out taking the guys pictures there. I got some really cute shots of Jon helping his baby son get dressed in his little suit for the wedding. Next I went to the girls dressing room inside 21 Main Events for some pictures. This is a …

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Intimate wedding in the courtyard at 21 Main Events at North Beach

This was my first time photographing a wedding ceremony in the beautiful courtyard at 21 Main Events at North Beach. This restaurant is located near the North Beach Plantation towers in North Myrtle Beach. This was a small and intimate wedding ceremony without a bridal party. The bride didn’t want a lot getting ready pictures so I just arrived shortly before the ceremony time. I still had time to get some pretty shots of the location such as a panorama of the courtyard area and pictures of the elegant ballroom decorations. The ceremony was held shortly before sunset time and …

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Family portraits at North Beach Plantation with my previous wedding couple

I had to put up a quick post about this family of three because I also shot their wedding pictures back in 2011!  It was really fun getting to see a previous wedding couple again after so many years, this time with a new addition to the family. Their new baby girl was also a great subject for pictures. Sometimes I need other family acting silly or making sounds behind me and the camera to get a baby to smile, but she was being great just for me without any extra help. She had some of the cutest expressions like she …

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Hilton at Kingston Plantation wedding with a ceremony on the beach

This was the first time I’ve photographed a wedding at the Myrtle Beach Hilton at Kingston Plantation where the couple had a ceremony on the beach sand. At many of my beach weddings, the bride ends up squinting from the sun. Because of the large Hilton tower in the background, this ceremony area was nicely shaded from the afternoon sun. This allowed me to take really nice pictures of the bride looking at the groom during their vows. The only problem with this area of Myrtle Beach is that it’s very crowded. We had a number of beachgoers standing in …

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Outdoor wedding at the Barefoot Resort Dye Club with a wild cake cutting and sparkler exit

It’s been a number of years since I’ve photographed a wedding at the Dye Club in Barefoot Resort. I’m glad to be back there for a wedding it’s a very pretty area. The Dye Club has a very traditionally elegant dining room with enough tables for a large group. I lit some of the candles so I could get nice details shots earlier in the day while no one was inside.  There is also a large dance floor area and separate area with the bar where the buffet line was setup.  Below I put a picture of the dress hanging from …

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Small destination wedding at North Beach Plantation

This is my first time photographing a wedding at North Beach Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. Build in 2009, this is one of the newest large hotels in this area and I think it’s one of the nicest looking. North Beach Plantation has two large towers that are joined together by a couple of archways, I made sure to get some nice wide angle shots with both towers in the background. This couple was having a small destination wedding with just their family and close friends, they said they are having the big reception later on when they return back …

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Wedding at Embassy Suites, Kingston Plantation

I had another wedding at Kingston Plantation up in North Myrtle Beach this past weekend.  Everything went really smoothly. I think it was the largest wedding party I’ve ever had.  I actually just looked at one of the pictures again to count, it looks like 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen.  I had to do one shot during the wedding ceremony where I combined 3 different pictures into a panorama to get the entire wedding party without seeing the backs of the audience.  Photoshop is amazing for stitching panoramas like that.  One of my favorite shots below was the party pretending to play …

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Wedding at the Hilton at Kingston Plantation

This was probably one of my favorite weddings this month so far.  It was a really nice location behind the Hilton and the weather and everything worked out really good.  It’s always better when the ceremony is closer to sunset like this one was, the only problem is we really had to rush to get everything in before dark. Everything in a wedding takes a little longer than planned. I put a few of the pictures from that day below, I really liked how emotional the bride and groom got during the ceremony.  I snapped even more shots than usual …

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Fun reception in the rain

Last weekend I had two weddings both outdoors.  The weather has been extremely hot, two weddings in the heat is really a killer.  I don’t have time to post many pictures, but I picked out some that I liked from my Sunday wedding in North Myrtle Beach.  I’m already loading into my computer more wedding pictures from today, in June things are kind of non stop.  The wedding shown below was quite a party, they really had some fun.  I’ve never seen a first dance quite like they did, but I like it when things are just fun and everyone is more relaxed.

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