Nuria + Alex: Wedding Portraits as a Wedding Gift

It can be very difficult to decide on the perfect wedding gift for your own child. You want something that will make them think of you every time they look at it; something that will last well beyond the wedding day; and something that they will treasure for a lifetime.

Wedding portraits definitely fit the bill. Wedding portraits make the perfect gift for your son or daughter because these photographs will capture a moment in time without all the craziness and pressure of the wedding day festivities involved. Wedding portraits eliminate the background noise and really put a focus on the bride and groom.

Alex’s mother saw Rick Dean Photography written up in Natalie Mason’s Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers blog, which is based in Charleston, South Carolina. Natalie is Ricks’s close friend and next door neighbor! Even though the wedding was in Charlotte, North Carolina, Alex’s mom decided to surprise the couple with portraits on the beach in Charleston. Nuria and Alex did not have a professional photographer at their wedding ceremony, so this is why they opted for the portraits. 

Nuria and Alex were married in Charlotte in an intimate backyard ceremony at the groom’s family’s house. The wedding festivities took place in the daytime, so there was ample time to come down to Charleston at sunset to take a gorgeous set of photographs. All of the pictures were done on the beach at Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms. The ocean was a fantastic backdrop.

Nuria brought a prop mask with her that photographed beautifully. Her dress was something very unique- a knit cream dress with Bohemian flair. This is not a style that we typically see on Lowcountry brides, so this made the photoshoot really fun. Nuria handcrafted her own veil.

These portraits made the perfect wedding gift for Nuria and Alex. A big thanks to Natalie of Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers blog and everyone else who made this shoot come together so perfectly.

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Charleston Wedding Photography

Nuria + Alex Wedding Portraits ©Rick Dean Photography

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!!

 

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©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.

 

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©Rick Dean Photography 2016 * Adrienne + Drew Engagement

 

Reynolds + Fulp – Perfect Engagement Session at The Stables at Boals Farm

The perfect setting for an engagement session. The perfect couple for the setting. Sometimes it all comes together.

The Setting – The Stables at Boals Farm. An authentic, working horse farm situated on 32 acres just outside Charleston, South Carolina, and only 10 minutes from Mt. Pleasant.

The Couple – Nikki Reynolds & Casey Fulp. Along with their two dogs, Turbo and Riley.

Just perfect!!!

Charleston Engagement Photographer

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography