Every once in a while, you can get a little glimpse of what can be come of good friendships. A friend of Shannon who I work with wanted to give a special gift to Shannon and Bryan, a secret photo shoot on the day of their wedding. While the overall wedding plans were being kept low key, Shannon's friend knew Shannon had always dreamed of getting married on a beach. In the initial planning of the secret shoot, we did not know how it would all play out... its not usually a good idea to suprise a bride on her wedding, with unplanned events and as it worked out the secret had to be shared just before the wedding day. With a now planned short excursion to the beach Just before the wedding, I was able to capture some magic.
New Smyrna Beach Wedding
The weather was just about perfect on the first weekend of October in New Smyrna Beach, FL for Ashley and Alex's wedding on the beach. The ceremony setup on the sand in front of the private beach house at the South end of New Smyrna Beach. A reception and celebration of the newlyweds would stretch late into the night on the deck overlooking the ocean, lit by tiki torches and and with the lights of shrimp boats out in the ocean
I'll admit it, and maybe it's because I have lived near the beach almost all my life, I love it anytime I get a chance to photograph someone anywhere other than the beach. This photo was made on the Bride's horse farm in North Carolina as part of a bridal portrait session which was about 1 year after her actual wedding which I also photographed. When I do these special photo shoots it also gives me a chance to play with different editing and processing techniques like the glowing dream like effect process that I applied to this photo.
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I was visiting my friend Starla from college when we decided to photograph an impromptu Bridal Portrait session on her farm near Charlotte, NC. This was one of my favorite photographs from the session. I like the contrast of the beautiful bride, contrasting to the rustic old metal barn. I used a strong post processing effect on the photo to give it a dreamlike glowing quality to the final photograph.
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