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.
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.
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 and friends. I can certainly see why. Everything went really nice as well, there was the most beautiful sunset over the waterway, you can see below many of my favorite pictures feature that sunset. The only slight problem was during the ceremony, the brides face was in complete shade, and the grooms was in bright sun. Thankfully after a few minutes either he or the sun moved enough that it worked out fine. This however is a good thing to keep in mind when planning your wedding location. If one person’s face is in the sun, and one in the shade, either one face has to be really dark, or one really blown out and bright. It’s just the way a camera works. I can adjust for it some. But you need to make sure the bride and groom are both in the shade or both in the sun for the best results. It’s usually best not to have partial sun as well, for example the head in the shade and body in the sun. Some things to keep in mind. Of course nothing can be planned perfectly, that is why you’ve got to have a photographer that is used to dealing with this type of thing, if you let a camera decide everything itself you can really have a mess. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures below.