This gorgeous couple, Sara and Jack, agreed to model for a little styled session that I did in Hilton Head earlier this summer. I've been so excited to feature these images that are full of super sultry evening sun light.
When I first thought of doing this session I called up my friends at The Gilded Gown
and they happily agreed to lone us this gorgeous gown, veil, and all accessories as well as the suit and accoutremont.
Those adorable flowers were done by Allie with Sassafras Flowers
. I discovered her through the wonders of facebook ... and was thrilled when she agreed to be a part of this little project. Her work is so whimsical and artistic! I'm in love!
Note for photo geeks : in the above (right) and below images the couple is in the exact same spot and pose. The reason the lighting looks so radically different is because for the bottom image I took two steps to the right to allow the sun light to filter into the frame and cause the hazy looking solar flare that is so dreamy.
The location for our session was a sweet little find my mom discovered tucked away on Hilton Head Island, SC. The Stoney-Baynard Ruins are the remnants of a grand antebellum plantation home built 1793-1810 by Captain John "Saucy Jack" Stoney.
The original house was built of timber and tabby which is a mixture of oyster shells, lime, and sand. And I LOVE that adorable Sassafras bouquet paired with the texture of the ruins.
The home was raided during the Civil War and Union forces made it their headquarters. It burned down shortly after the Civil War. I LOVE the mystery and charm of old plantation ruins. Paired with the elegance of a lace wedding gown and string of fresh water pearls this scene is my idea of the perfect deep south wedding inspiration.
I really loved shooting at the ruin site. In an effort to schedule our session just before sunset we actually missed the mark and realized that we were losing light too quickly in the thick of the woods. So we made our way out to find the light.
Even though I felt rushed and still wanted to shoot more at the ruins ... good light is far more important than any background.
And then we hit the jack-pot with this adorable little rustic dock we happened upon just before the sun sank behind the marsh.
And also I have to thank my mom for assistanting me and driving us all over the island!