Chad and Megan got married on the beach in Destin, FL. Annie and I went down a few days early and also took pictures of the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. They had a small reception in Florida at a rental house and then had a bigger reception a week later at their home church in Nashville, TN.
A few days prior to the wedding Annie and I were driving north of Destin and I saw these 3 dead trees on a sand dune and called to ask Megan if she would be up to shooting a location right before the reception, because they were getting married a little before sunset so we would have light for the family photos after the wedding. She agreed, and as soon as we were through with photos, the family went to the reception and we drove out to the dune. The sun was gone but the light was still hanging in the sky. We got out of the car, walked about a hundred yards off of the road, Annie set up a light and battery pack and I got in the right place. We were only there 15 minutes at the most, but everything was perfect and the location turned out better than I had expected. I had only seen it from a moving car, and I was guessing at the time of day we would need to get there. There was no crazy photoshopping done, that was the real sky and real location.