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Historic Charleston Engagement Photography

It was August and it had been five months since Georgia shut down, when Zach surprised Carley  with a weekend getaway to Charleston. During their visit they made their way to Joe Riley Waterfront Park and the famous Pineapple fountain. Of Course during these strange times the fountain wasn;t working, but that didn’t stop Zach from achieving his real goal for the trip and proposing to Carley. 

Three months later they planned a return trip to Charleston for their engagement photos and this time the streets were bustling and the fountain was flowing. 

 

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Don't Hang That Dress From a Tree

So this may come as a shock, but I’m just gonna go ahead and say it… A wedding dress looks better on a bride than hanging from a tree. Whew! I’m glad to get that out. Now I know that may ruffle some feathers, but it’s the truth. 

Now I’m as guilty as anyone here. We’ve all done it. Most wedding photographers at some point have taken the dress and gone out to photograph it hanging from a tree, the side of a barn, a chandelier, or some other dramatic picturesque scene. The thing is I’m not even sure why.

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My Secret Weapon

I was scrolling through a photography Facebook group and saw a post from someone searching for a second photographer. I was floored! It was Wednesday and they were looking for a photographer for a wedding happening in three days!

The thing is, it really shouldn’t be a surprise, because I see it all the time. Just about every week there’s a new post, looking for a second shooter for the weekend. 

I get it! Things happen and sometimes you have to scramble to find a replacement, but it feels like this is happening way too often.

Just a few years ago most wedding photographers worked alone, but then there was a change and more husband and wife photography teams appeared. Now, it’s kinda expected to have two photographers for every wedding.

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