Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, SC

Apparently the South Carolina coast is amazing in early April, well at least that’s what we experienced.  Nicole and Zachery’s wedding took place at their family’s private residence in the massive 20,000 acres of the beautiful coastal community known as Palmetto Bluff.

The bluff is a giant playground for photographers and filmmakers alike.  The few locations we had time to travel to did not disappoint.  Nicole was a veteran of the bluff and showed us one of her favorite locations which was the perfect tunnel of palms with a sandy road running straight through it.  I could have spent hours there! (As you can see, it ended up as our cover shot)

We were able to shoot at 5 different locations.  The ceremony took place at waterside chapel, which as the name suggests is right on the water.  It was a quaint little chapel with a lot of character and if you decide to research it you will find out why.

The guys got ready at a friend’s guest house and my assistant had some fun with his new mavic drone getting some aerial shots of them riding bikes through the dense wood.  I was shooting over at the parents of the bride’s house for her getting ready coverage.  The house was beautiful with incredible light and enough room to maneuver around and get some amazing prep footage.  The reception also took place there where they set up a tent that was nestled in the coastal forest of their backyard.  I was also able to capture some really great aerial footage of the bluff with my phantom 4 pro.  It’s amazing how beautiful it is there from 400 feet in the air!

Both the ceremony and reception were flawless.  The friends and family were very welcoming.  The people we worked along side with were awesome.  It was a big success and a memorable experience.  Nicole and Zachery are an amazing couple devoted to their faith and have such an incredibly deep love for each other.  We were thrilled to have been a part of their day and work on such a fantastic film.

Videography: Kevin Hursh Films

Photography: Vitor Lindo Photography

Planning/Coordinator: Kelli Corn

Venue: Palmetto Bluff

The St. Regis – Atlanta, GA

I was pretty excited going into Kristen and Matthew’s wedding after shooting the rehearsal dinner the night before and meeting the couple and their family and friends for the first time.  I certainly was not disappointed as everyone was very welcoming and the St. Regis staff was ever accommodating.

The details and prep went by fast as we were scheduled for about an hour in the bride’s room but we were still able to capture some beautiful shots as the light falling through window was nicely diffused.  Since the groom had not arrived yet, I decided to try out shooting the bride’s dress sequence with the Freefly Movi while having my second shooter on the monopod.  I was incredibly happy with the outcome and I’ll definitely be doing this again.

Oh, and I forgot to mention I worked with one of my favorite photographers – Chris with 6 of Four.  I always enjoy working with him.  He is one of the most talented photographers in the industry and it always helps when you can trust that person to share just a little bit of their time with the couple so you can get some great creative shots.

Our portrait session was one of my favorites of all time.  I shot everything in 60fps on the Movi so I could slow it down later in post using the wind to my advantage. There is just something so fantastic about the veil, the hair, and the dress all moving through the wind in slow motion.

The St. Regis ballroom is the perfect size and I really enjoy shooting the formal dances in there because there is just enough space to move around and get these really grand wide shots.  Kristen and Matt’s first dance just turned out spectacular and and I loved when the groom and his mother joined the FOB and the bride on the dance floor for the parent’s dances!

From the late night snacks, the unique high energy set from Perfect Ten, the LED glasses, and the photo booth, this was a reception to remember and we’ll never forget it.  Congratulations to Kristen and Matthew and may they share many wonderful years together!

Videography: Kevin Hursh Films

Photography: 6 of Four

Planning/Coordination: Toast Events

Venue: St Regis

Entertainment: Perfect Ten Band

Floral and Design: Edge Design

Stationary: Hi Note

Wedding Dress: White Magnolia

Tux: Guffey’s of Atlanta

Hair and Make Up: The Moore Agency

Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Lilac Wine

Jewelry: Cumberlin Jewelry Exchange