Myrtle Beach is a beautiful location for a Beach Wedding. The sand beaches are clean and expansive. The weather is mild and of course the ocean is magnificent. Romance amidst a tropical setting brings many couples to this lovely area.
There are countless options for entertainment before and after the wedding ceremony and a wide variety of accommodations are available.
CMMS Studio has been at the forefront of Beach Wedding photography since 2006. It has been our privilege to capture every detail of this special day for many couples. On your big day, we will be with you before, during and after your ceremony to ensure that we capture every precious memory. We understand that every moment from the individual portraits and group photographs, to the first dance, bouquet toss, champagne toast and cake cutting is extremely important and priceless to you. With us, you will not have to worry or wonder if your special day is being captured the way it deserves. You will have no need to stress – with us you can rest assured that you will receive the best.
Our goal is to make your beautiful memories everlasting. We go one step further and make them epic.
As you view the following sample of photos from various beach weddings, please notice that colors are vibrant, there are no shadows (where they don’t belong!) and the creativity takes you a big step out of the ordinary. Lighting specialists accompany our team of photographers. We have all been trained by the best in the world and have the latest equipment and technology. Also, please note that you will be viewing some examples of “infra-red” photography.
Please enjoy. We are passionate about our work! As we tell our couples, “You can hire talent. However, you can only FIND passion.”
The holiday season is filled with wonder and joy. Many couples choose to add romance by becoming engaged during the Christmas season. Whether a public or private Christmas proposal is chosen, this special moment will always be a treasured holiday memory.
We would like to share a few of our beautiful photographs of engagement and wedding rings and thought you may enjoy the history of how the tradition of engagement rings and wedding bands began and evolved through the centuries.
The purpose of the rings is to signify a partnership and to symbolize a relationship having a complete circle with no breaks and no end. This symbolism spans many centuries and many cultures beginning in ancient Egypt. Leaves and stems were woven into circles to signify never-ending and immortal love. The fourth finger on the left hand was believed to contain a vein that was directly connected to the heart and became the “ring” finger.
Roman betrothal rings were made of iron, which signified strength and endurance. The Romans were the first to engrave their rings. The rings were awarded as a symbol of ownership. Roman men “claimed” their woman with the ring.
Arab and Asian cultures used “Puzzle” rings as wedding bands. These rings served the dual purpose of the marriage announcement and to enforce the fidelity vow. Once removed from the finger, the ring would collapse and only the husband could put it together as each ring was unique.
Europeans began to use rings to show affection and promising love in the 17th century. These rings were known as “Posey” rings and symbolized a pledge of eternal togetherness.
In America, during Colonial times, jewelry was prohibited. Americans were frugal and deemed jewelry an unnecessary extravagance. Thimbles were given as an engagement token and the top cut off to fit the finger for the wedding band.
It is clear that the giving of a ring in honor of a union, betrothal, and marriage has been going on since ancient times, and although it may not always have been as glamorous and romantic as it is today, it was still a way of exchanging a contract of betrothal or marriage.
There is a trend in Wedding Photography called the “First Look” where the Bride and Groom set aside time for the Photographer to catch their first glimpse of each other before the ceremony. It is a special time that is unrushed and emotional for the couple to share without family and guests being involved. We had the opportunity to be a part of a”First Look” with the “Haymore Twins” and would like to share this special part of the wedding with our readers.
First we Photographed Heather and Sean:
Next we Photographed Kristen and Evan:
Next we Photographed the Father’s “First Look”. This was a decision made “spur of the moment” as we were having such a wonderful shoot!
We kept going! The girls decided that we would shoot a “First Look” with their brother: