This was my second wedding I’ve had this fall at Magnolia Plantation, this time it was at the Carriage House lawn area. It’s nice to expand out a bit to doing some weddings in Charleston, I hope to keep it up in the future. I think it would be really nice to do something in downtown Charleston eventually, but if I don’t I’m happy shooting around the beach.
For this wedding it was a pretty cloudy day most of the time, I didn’t get as many shots with sunlight coming through the trees as I would have liked. The clouds actually worked out well for the ceremony because it softened what would have been some pretty harsh sunlight directly on the couple. Like at most weddings, we got a little rushed and didn’t have time to make it around to cool areas like the bamboo forest. When I have a really nice area I’d love to have a good 45-60 minutes with the couple, but I know that usually can’t happen. Still I thought everything turned out really nice.
By the way, if you use the Storyboard plugin like I’ve started using for blog pictures, they just updated to version 2.0. It’s got some nice features like watermarks and on the fly cropping. I love doing a storyboard style layout now, it’s lets me fit so many more pictures in a post. Let me know if you enjoy some of these below.
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 football, they were all big football fans. I’ve never been really into football myself, but I could get from the reception there was a big rivalry going on between the bride and groom family’s home teams. Remember, any silly fun ideas you come up with for pictures I will be glad to try. They can turn out really nice, and if they don’t, it’s no big deal. I hope you enjoy some shots below.