Sneak Peek Engagement: From Minneapolis to Charleston- Jean & Zach

We had such a great time shooting Jean and Zach’s engagement session when they were in town.  While I finish processing their images I wanted to post a quick sneak peek of what we shot and what’s to come. We started on the steps of the Dock Street Theater to the road in front of St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, the on to Philadelphia Alley and ended on the Pitt Street Bridge for the sunset before they had to head back to Dewees Island. I love being a wedding photographer. Even more, I love being a Charleston wedding photographer.

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©Rick Dean Photography 2016
Jean & Zach Engagement
Charleston, SC

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016
Jean & Zach Engagement
Charleston, SC

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016
Jean & Zach Engagement
Charleston, SC

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016
Jean & Zach Engagement
Charleston, SC

Remove Distractions to Focus on You

As wedding photographers, we sometimes have clients that choose a location where we can not control the distractions in the background.  It is usually cars but can also be street signs, people, traffic lights or even buildings.  In cases like this we make the shot as best as we can from the most desirable angle and then allow for some “photoshop magic” to make you the star of the shot and reduce or eliminate the distractions.  There may be a small fee associated with the service as it is time consuming but when it needs to be done, we can do it.  Check out some of these side by side examples:

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wedding photographer Charlestion

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wedding photographer Charlestion

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Adrienne + Drew’s Incredible Engagement Session on Folly Beach

Adrienne & Drew – Gary and I had a blast capturing your engagement portraits.  We are so glad that you wanted to go to Folly Beach.  I have to say, it was so cool learn your story of where you first met on the bench outside of what was then the Folly Beach Shrimp Company.  The bench may be gone and it’s now an Irish Pub but the memories of that day will last forever.  It was a perfect first stop. It was also great to meet Drew’s parents.  Family is so important.

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©Rick Dean Photography 2016 * Adrienne + Drew Engagement

 

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016 * Adrienne + Drew Engagement

 

 

I can’t believe we were able to get to all of the locations we had hoped to cover: Downtown Folly, the pier, the beach and the sunset along the the marsh and on the beach down at the county park.  And that sunset…. it was spectacular!!

 

Charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016 * Lorek + McGarity Engagement

So let me get back to work on your images as there is lots more for you to see.  We are very much looking forward to your wedding day at the Francis Marion Hotel and working once again with Sara at Sara Cavallon Celebrations.  Cheers, from the Rick Dean Photography team.

 

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016 * Adrienne + Drew Engagement

 

Reflect: Family, Festive, and Fun- Shannon & Brian Celebrate at Old Historic Rice Mill

Shannon Murphy and Brian Peterson wanted their wedding day to reflect two important sides of their personality. The “formal, serious, religious” side and the “fun loving, relaxed, hanging with family & friends” side.

Did they succeed? Absolutely. For proof, check out the images below, captured by the Rick Dean Photography team.

The day started for Shannon and her bridal party with hair & makeup with the team at Willow Salon. Next stop, Marriott Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel to dress for the day. Brian and the guys were also prepping at the Marriott Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel but safely located on a different floor thanks to the detailed coordination of their wedding planner, Sarah Rodelsperger of Wingate Plantation. On both floors, in full view was the “fun loving, relaxed, hanging with family & friends” side of both their personalities which certainly made for great pictures.

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

With transportation provided by Absolutely Charleston on their Old Charleston Trolley, it was time to head to the church for the “formal, serious, religious” side of the day. The couple had their ceremony at the historic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in beautiful downtown Charleston. The cathedral dates back to the 1850’s.

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Shannon and Brian’s wedding day timeline included 2+ hours between the ceremony and the reception to visit 3 of their favorite spots in downtown Charleston. With the wedding party in tow and transportation provided on the Old Charleston Trolley, the Rick Dean Photography team captured fun, romantic images at White Point Gardens, Waterfront Park and The Dock Street Theatre providing the backdrop.

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

During the “around the town” photoshoot, the incredible staff of the Old Historic Rice Mill was putting the final touches on the reception venue. Good Food Catering was busy in the kitchen creating a crowd pleasing meal.  Also hard at work was the Buy The Bunch team creating flower arrangements, along with Palmetto City Photo Booth & Permanent Vacation Band setting up for the evening’s entertainment.

Formal. Serious. Festive. Fun. Shannon and Brian said yes to it all.

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography