Referral Program: We’d Like To Meet Your Friends!

Carl Kerridge Photography Referral Program featuring gifts for client referrals and black and white images of one of our brides.

Our referral program is a great way for our wedding couples to get additional gifts from their wedding day. It’s a great way for all of our clients to enjoy special memories with new products that are exclusive to our referral program!

 

Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about Carl Kerridge Photography! When they become part of the CKP family, you’ll receive a very nice “thank you” gift and always our gratitude. All the details about the our referral program are above. Have a question or other inquiries?

Call: 843-333-1212 or E-mail: info@carlkerridge.com.

Destination Wedding Photographer

What don’t I love about being a destination wedding photographer?

Their really is only one thing about being a destination wedding photographer that I don’t love – hauling lots of equipment through airports and hoping it arrives safely. But the rewards pay that off from the minute I check in.

There are plenty of reasons for couples to consider destination weddings: A mini vacation, family resorts and maybe beaches or mountains that you don’t live close to. Not only that, they can mean more exciting wedding pictures for the bride and groom! Who wouldn’t want that?

As a veteran photographer, I’m going to be honest and confess that I am guilty of shooting at designated spots that I know all wedding parties will love. I call them my “frequent flyer zones”. They are beautiful spots, have great available light and they always work! However, after 15+ years in this business, I can tell you from personal experience that I value new and inspiring locations that offer exciting challenges. Being a destination wedding photographer and traveling to a new location offers an opportunity to break out of the box, open your eyes to a fresh terrain, and tempt the visual senses. If you are one of our wedding couples planning your destination wedding, you have challenged us to work with this blank canvas and make it awesome. It’s thrilling and of course we accept!

One of the best things about being  a destination wedding photographer is that when we get home, there’s a sense of newness to everything around us. Those frequent flyer zones? Well, all of the sudden we have a new set of eyes for those too. We find ourselves seeing everything “for the first time” again. Experiencing the magic of your wedding day makes its impact on us. We are able to serve you more dynamic and incredibly creative memories just because we’ve restored our mind, body and spirit. It drives the heart of every destination wedding photographer to guarantee you a successful wedding with photojournalistic and fine art images.

As water is the essence of the body and wisdom the essence of mind, then travel is the essence of spirit. To book your destination wedding with us please contact us via email – info@carlkerridge.com – and we can make the travel arrangements!

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Styled Photo Shoot – Members Club

Oh The Great Gatsby, a tale of impossible love, dreams and tragedies….thank goodness the iconic style of the 20’s and 30’s is what mostly influenced our styled photo shoot! We did have a hiccup, but overall the day was just as successful and beautiful as part one of our styled shoot at the Dunes Club last week (incase you missed it here is that blog).

Here’s the preparation list of contacts for our styled shoot

Check list:

 

Our model was superb. Mary and Wing transformed her in to a classical and elegant beauty. The dress! I will never forget that stunning design, how it fit our model like a glove and fitted perfectly to our Vintage Gatsby inspired theme. When she walked out of the changing suite, even bystanders awed as we exited the building. We marveled at her hair, makeup, and how well the dress complimented her and the look we wanted for this shoot.

Then came the tiny tragedy, “Rollsmarie” (a 1930’s Rolls Royce) had a flat and the sun had already started to set. Were we going to have enough time to capture the essence of our location?

Making ample use of our time, we began without the classic car and Whitney moved beautifully in her vintage gown. Then, just as dusk hit, Robert cruised up and parked in front of the Members Club’s front doors.

With the car on site, our models boyfriend lending his support as our groom to be, we all decided to continue shooting as the light dipped in to dusk. The cool breeze in the air with night approaching gave the shots more vibrancy and atmosphere that we anticipated!

Remember from our other blog, I said I intended to make this styled photo shoot entrancing? Well, see for yourself! Thanks to the Members Club for allowing us to shoot at your beautiful location and to all the vendors involved for the time and effort to create such a wonderful series of images.

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Styled photoshoot at The Dunes Club

In the past I have shied away from any kind of styled photo shoot. I prefer the authentic feeling of a real wedding day and the emotions that come along with it. However, there are times when you just can’t say no! When the opportunity for a custom fitted 1930’s White Rolls Royce styled photo shoot came through, I did jump and say a big,” hell yes!” Icing on the cake was the car’s owner is a good friend and fellow Myrtle Beach wedding vendor, Robert Gerba with RSG Events Designs.  He offered the car and I put on my planning hat! Then came the dream team of Myrtle Beach wedding vendors along with my model for the day and my lovely wife Jessica.

Here’s the check list of contacts for our styled photo shoot

 

For the actual shoot we had no rules, guidelines or preconceived notions of the final image. Ultimately we wanted to showcase the car as it is a new addition to our local wedding offerings but also create the images for a variety of marketing pieces that all the wedding vendors would appreciate.

With all the flowers in bloom and crisp skies, August is just a gorgeous month to shoot in. Now, raise your hand if you’ve had a South Carolina wedding in August… yep it was that hot and yep, we did swindle a golf cart to carry our model around and keep her cool. Everyone involved helped make the shoot a huge success. From Mary dabbing and touching up lipstick, to Nicole helping fan out the dress to perfection, we even had Robert working the model’s veil like a pro.

Robert would hide behind the Rolls Royce and spruce up the veil before I clicked my shutter. This brought the attitude into the images, the rest of the crew would cheer away, and our model’s smile made the moment. If you could have heard the sound of “Rolls Marie,” I’d say she even revved her engine nicely for us too!

As we got ready to call it a day at The Dunes Club, I knew that we had to do another shoot. The next styled photo shoot needed to have a grandeur Gatsby theme, perhaps the infamous novel could help spark our imagination….

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

 

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

 

Young love: Wedding at the Train Depot

As a photographer along the Grand Strand, I thoroughly enjoyed this once in a lifetime wedding at the Historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot. The train depot is cherished in the hearts of many locals. It began as a transport hub, bringing families to the coast. Through its journey, the depot was always a part of travelers’ memories. It’s restoration was its own love story, one that blossomed with patience, determination, and everlasting merriment. As the City of Myrtle Beach would say, it is an, “active link to the city’s past and a focal point of its future.”

Speaking about past and future, I personally knew Roosevelt before his nuptials. He supported me and my wife’s venture in to charity work under Global Awareness Project. I was not surprised when the train depot’s timeless history spoke to our sweethearts wedding plans too. The couple mixed the vintage style of the Train Depot with a multi-cultural guest list and used the area’s natural attractions and landscape to personify the wedding theme of “Endless love.”

The beauty and innocence of young love is a powerful emotion –  it can leave you speechless and with very wet handkerchiefs. There’s something about when a bride lets a tear slip during her vows, it has its own volume in silence. Those tears of joy became contagious.

Don’t think this crew doesn’t know how to party, though! I saw friends doing impressions for song lyrics, female friends hoisting the groom in his photo, and “cheers” springing up in regular intervals. Tempered with laughter, the reception showered us with sass, class, and attitude!

As I relive the day, I just want to say, “Cheers with happiness and longevity to this beautiful union.”

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If you would like to see more and learn about Carl Kerridge Photography, please visit my Website or find me on Facebook. Want to know my favorite photo from the day? Well of course, I’d save the best for last.