Market Common - Myrtle Beach Engagement Photos

This engagement session couldn’t have been more wonderful as we walked the scenic Market Commons here in Myrtle Beach. Preston and Carleigh wanted a quick session so that they could have a photo to share with all their friends and family to announce their joyful news. To help them share the engagement photos even quicker, I provided an on-the-spot edit for them to share!

Atalaya Castle Bridal Portraits

One of the most romantic locations on the Grand Strand would have to be Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park in the Murrells Inlet and Pawley’s Island area. With the help of this beautiful scenery these bridal portraits with the stunning Trisha Allen came out marvelously. Her jewelry, gorgeous dress and lovely bouquet all just made the magical qualities of this venue shine that much more! If you are looking for a fun traditional location in the Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet or Pawley’s Island areas make sure to check out Huntington Beach State Park!

North Myrtle Beach Bridal Portraiture

This North Myrtle Beach bridal portrait session was simply magical! The beautiful scenery at The Surf Club made for an amazing evening as golden hour set in.

 

Heather found her dress at David’s Bridal and her grandmother made the beautiful flower arrangement for her bouquet. Heather and her fiancé Chris were also married at the Surf Club months later for a gorgeous spring ceremony over looking the golf course and ponds.

 

If you are looking for an amazing location in the North Myrtle Beach area, I highly suggest this wonderful venue!


USS Tutuila Veterans - Portrait Photography

I like to think of myself as a pretty adventurous person; I get to travel a good bit with my job, meet new people constantly and overall put myself in situations where I get to experience a lot more than I normally would have with a behind the desk day job. Sometimes my job isn't as adventurous but it's still just as rewarding. A few weeks ago I had the express opportunity to spend an evening with a group of men that all served on the same ship in the U.S. Navy on a ship called the USS Tutuila. Some of these men served during Vietnam some during the Korean War and some even during World War II. They needed help capturing photos for their reunion album and they called me to help them out. I have a great respect for those in uniform and it was an honor to be able to photograph them. There were somewhere around 80 men plus their wives and children here 

Though this was pretty simple work, and they didn't want anything fancy, I still had a lot of fun interacting with these people and hearing stories that they were interested in telling. Many of these men served together during different tours, so to see them together all these years later was very cool. Anyway I curated just a few images that I'd like to share with you that didn't make it into their reunion book but will be in my personal collection forever because of what it meant to me not necessarily because they're the best portraits of ever taken. Hope you enjoy them.


Disney Princess - Cosplay Portraits

Cosplay is not a new concept, but it has become more normal in the pop culture over the last 5 years or so. Events such as Comic-Con have really pushed geek culture to the forefront and dressing up for fun doesn't just have to be on Halloween anymore. I have some friends here in the Myrtle Beach area who all dress as Disney Princesses for different events. They spend a good bit of their time doing makeup, hair and making sure their costumes are just right for everyone's enjoyment.

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A Baptising: Gathering at The River

Baptism-42A very large part of a Christian's walk is an outward statement to symbolize the change that is made within. Every denomination has something that fills this need. When a Christian decides to be baptized it is an outward testimony that the person has buried their old life, dying of self so that they can rise again and let the love of God live in them and be spread through them. Though it is a tradition, it is not ritualistic. There is no magic in baptism. The way my pastor likes to put it is this: "If you go down in the water without your heart cleaned first, You'll only come up a wet sinner."

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Baptismal services are a beautiful thing to witness if you never have before. Though our church has a baptismal pool inside the sanctuary(remains covered underneath the choir unless in use), our church most always opts for a baptismal service at the river. I like the sentiment a little better in the river because, it's so obvious that being baptized in this water isn't exactly cleaning you physically. The water is murky and brackish in places, a mixture of sand and mud and dark water doesn't exactly sound like something thats going to make "whites whiter and colors brighter". It's a true statement about the cleansing of ones soul. Enjoy the photos!

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Bridal Portraits - A Walk in Downtown Conway

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So, now that the coast is clear and Hillary and Brent are now married, I can finally post Hillary's Bridal Portraits!

First of all, CONGRATS to Hillary and Brent! And secondly, I would like to thank Hillary for such a wonderful shoot. This session took place in downtown Conway, starting in the same place the groom's mother had her photos taken and then ending down near the train tracks. Conway is one of my favorite places to shoot just for the fact that it's so historical. I love brick building and ivy fences and luckily for me, Conway is built on those things! Enjoy!

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