22 Favorite Elopement Photos from 2022
I love and hate the yearly blog post on favorite photos. I love revisiting the photos from the year and remembering the couples! I hate having to narrow down 121 weddings (for 2022) down to 22 favorite photos!
What makes a favorite photo stand out? It is almost always not the same thing! It could be the pose, the background, the expression on a face, the colors of the sunset, humor, the couples being themselves, or most likely some type of combination of these!!
Without further ado, and in no particular order..... Here are my top 22 photos from 2022!!
Let's start of with a romantic boat ride at Cypress Gardens!
Although 2 photos, I am counting them as 1! They were taken within 15 seconds of one another. The closeup of the reflection! (I love a reflection photo) Then zoomed out for the full photo and that amazing sunset (and reflection)!
First kiss after the ceremony at Charles Towne Landing with the "wedding oak" in the background.
Windowboxes, gas lanterns, slate sidewalks, and just out of view is the cobblestone road in downtown Charleston. This photo was taken across the street from Washington Square.
Walking down a pathway at Hampton Park with a natural arch of spanish moss.
Weekday beach elopement at Wild Dunes Resort offers a very private setting. This couple wanted to have a toast in the large size beach chair!
Large sprawling live oaks covered in the spanish moss at Hampton Park make a beautiful backdrop. I also love this pose and expressions.
I often pose brides by the iron gates for a bridal portrait. Rarely do the brides knock it out of the park like this one did!
Many times after the first kiss, couples go into a hug. But the expressions of pure joy and contentment just sent this photo to a new level!
Whenever I make an image black and white, the couple also receive the color version. But there are times when I feel the black and white image is better. Taken at White Point Gardens.
I am not sure what made this photo... her dress, the pose, the bright colored Charleston house, the expression... Yea... it's all good!!
This one almost feels like cheating. They made this photo! I posed them, but they made it!! Taken at White Point Gardens.
And when nature gives you this beauty, you take it!!! Add the couple's willingness to walk through water and climb on the rocks... and wow!
2 grooms, 2 adorable bow ties, 2 much fun at this elopement!!
Tired of sunset beach elopements? Yes, me neither.
Yea... the only comment I am making here is the HUGE live oak is at Charles Towne Landing. The rest speaks for itself.
This photo was a request from the bride. She wanted a photo of her "pulling" the groom, but the focus on her ring, and she blurred. I wasn't sure how this would turn out... But I like it!
This beach elopement photo is stunning without the sunset!
Bride requested the first photo due to the address. The groom requested the second photo, for the same reason.... Love when the couples show themselves and have fun!!
Christmas elopements offer new photo opportunities!! This was taken inside Hotel Bennett.
When couples elope, they are not worried about the guests, or if the tables are set up correctly, or if the guests are getting along, they are just into each other enjoying the moment. This is why I specialize in elopements!
If you give me a heel click... it will be part of the favorites!!!! At White Point Gardens.
This was a special moon. I forget if it was blood moon or harvest moon... But, all photos until this one was taken by me (Penny Reynolds). I will in no way take credit for this photo! I hired a close friend Mike Mulligan who does excellent lighting! We had their ceremony as the moon was rising!! Here are a couple more from this elopement.
On the last one, the bride was holding my iPad to light up the groom's written vows!
A few more close contenders: