I had a lot of fun after the wedding reception with this couple. They planned it so that they could go to the reception for a couple of hours, then do a trash the dress session at sunset before leaving for the evening. I’ve never had a bride and groom get completely in the ocean like they did. The only problem we had, we were getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, but I don’t let anything stop me when I shooting. The poor bride in the first picture below had scratches that I had to Photoshop out on her arms because of getting bitten. I think the results were worth the bit of suffering, I really love all of these, it was hard to pick just a few for the blog.
I’ve thought recently about selling my Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens because I never use it anymore. It’s really heavy and bulky to keep in my bag all the time. However, I’m glad I had it. You might notice if you look closely, about half way through the pictures I switch lenses from my 85mm f1.4 to the 70-200 f2.8. Using the 70-200 is how I get those really close up shots when the couple are deep in the ocean. It looks like I’m on top of them even though I’m back on the beach. Even if it’s heavy, I realize it’s good to carry around everything because you never know what you will need. I hope you enjoy the pictures below, let me know in the comments if you like them!
Bride standing in front of the sunset - Ocean Isle
Couple standing in front of the sunset - Ocean Isle
I’m going to try something a little different with my blog posts. Instead of just posting the same pictures I post in my galleries and Facebook, I’m going to post a lot more here, although many of them won’t have any Photoshop work or touchups like pictures in my main gallery.
I had a really busy couple of weeks with 5 weddings, the beginning of May seems to be everyone’s favorite time to get married. I wanted to highlight this wedding at the Conway River Walk because it’s a location I haven’t done a wedding before. I’ve been to this area a number of times for various things, but never for a full wedding ceremony. It really is a beautiful location if you want to get away from the beach. I would have to say I wouldn’t recommend a reception at the peanut warehouse unless it’s a really cool time of the year. They really need to get some air circulation and some large fans through the building and it would be fine. But I’m always hot so you can’t really take my opinion on it too much. This couple was a lot of fun and we got some really good shots. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures below.
Working hard on the bride's makeup - Conway River Walk
Bride getting on makeup in the window light - Conway River Walk