Kingston Plantation seems to be one of my usual spots, like the Grand Dunes, that I end up going to frequently. It’s nice when I get to work at the same location multiple times, I can really get to know all the good photo spots after a while. It’s also nice because it’s out of the Myrtle Beach city limits so you don’t have to worry about getting fined by trying to take pictures on the beach. This couple was a lot of fun, I got a lot of just casual, fun shots of them as well as really nice posed shots as well. I know it’s hard to relax at a wedding, but if you can and just try to act silly and not worry about things too much it makes for a lot better photos. I tried to pick out some shots to highlight that were more unique to this wedding. We did a lot of normal poses of course that turned out great, but I tried to highlight some that were more candid or a bit different. I hope you like them.
I’ve been meaning to put up a new blog post for a while. Myrtle Beach is just in it’s busiest time right now, and I’m always backed up with work, which is a good thing but it makes it hard to do extra things like posting to the blog. It also doesn’t help I got strep throat and now that I’m off my antibiotic it seems to be coming back, and I almost never get sick. So instead of trying to concentrate on one subject I decided to just put up a few random pictures I’ve really liked over the past month.
One new thing you will notice on the website, I’ve put up a new gallery called wedding documentary. The idea for this is to put up more candid pictures that I might not put in a gallery otherwise. I always have lots of pictures I really like, but I just don’t think they are suitable to put in as my main examples of my work. The idea for this gallery is a place for these more raw, less perfect and touched up images. I’m going to try to stick to pictures that are truly candid and unexpected, or sometimes perhaps a really silly picture even if the client knows I’m taking it that wouldn’t make it into the gallery otherwise.
I’ve also been experimenting with the new Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3 software. I used the bleach bypass filter for the first image below, it’s a cool effect. I’ve just got to get used to working this software into some images in my workflow and figuring out what I like. Below I’m going to put some examples that are in the new wedding documentary gallery, as well as just a few other random shots I liked. As always if you enjoy some of these pictures please click the like button 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.
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 because I wanted to get every expression. I hope you enjoy these.