This was a special experience for me! As soon as she walked out in her stunning sweetheart dress with the most beautiful beaded bodice, I knew we were going to get some incredible images. I mean, look at that smile! Couldn’t wait to capture her beauty, inside and out – willing to be playful, serious and even show her quieter side.

Litchfield Plantation is the location chosen for her wedding day and we decide to get the most of it with her bridal portraits there as well. The property is located on the Waccamaw River and has a rich history dating back to the seventeen hundreds when it was gifted by King George II. This centuries old rice plantation holds the perfect, magical backdrop to spotlight the beauty and delight of our bride-to-be. And it fit right in with her sparkling beauty and noble presence.

We started out in the historic Plantation House, the sweeping staircase beckoning our bride toward her new future. I could feel her excitement and anticipation as she ascended each step. It’s always great shooting brides in a location where we can pull some subtle dramatics out, that compliment yet never distract from the star of the show.

We then moved outside, pausing briefly on the rambling southern porch capturing a few quiet moments.  There’s nothing like a pristine, white railing southern plantation porch to set off a beautiful bride and the majestic evening light.

As we walked out onto the lush, green lawn full of regal oak trees, settled onto a divine, white and gold settee equally matching the majesty of the oak trees surrounding her. The golden glow of dripping Spanish moss enshrouded her as if to say, “This is your domain, and you are the cherished pearl.”

We had so much fun! It was truly a spectacular day…Can’t wait to share the blog post from her wedding day!

Photography: Corina Silva Studios   Venue: Litchfield Plantation Hair / Make Up: Hair by Shelley

 

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