Heather Payne 

Destination Weddings worldwide

Palmetto Bluff Wedding

Charleston, South Carolina

Chic Sophisticated Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Classic Wedding at Montage Palmetto Bluff, Charleston Weddings  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Destination Film Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Classic Dress, Victor & Rolf, Montage Palmetto Bluff  | Heather Payne Photography
Chapel at Montage Palmetto Bluff, Charleston Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Bridal bouquet, Emerald Green Wedding, Bella Belle Shoes, Montage Palmetto Bluff  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Sophisticated Bride, Victor & Rolf Bow Gown, Oscar De La Renta, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Bride, Oscar De La Renta, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Sophisticated Bun, Chic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Charleston Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Emerald Green Wedding Invitations, Calligraphy, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bella Belle, Charleston Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Victor & Rolf Wedding Gown, Chic Bow Wedding Gown, Montage Palmetto Bluff  | Heather Payne Photography
Chapel at Montage Palmetto Bluff, Charleston Wedding, Hailey & Justin Beiber  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Victor & Rolf Wedding, Oscar De La Renta Earrings, Charleston Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Sophisticated Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Photographer, Charleston Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Emerald Green Wedding Heels, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Urban Petals, Oscar De La Renta  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Bride, Emerald Green Wedding Shoes, Oscar De La Renta, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Charleston Bride  | Heather Payne Photography
Spanish Moss, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Fine Art Film Photographer,  | Heather Payne Photography
Emerald Green Wedding, Delicate Bridal Bouquet, Urban Petals, Charleston Weddings  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Sophisticated Bride, Victor & Rolf Wedding Gown, Oscar De La Renta Pear Earrings, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Bride at Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Chic Modern Charleston Wedding, Destination Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Bride Getting Ready, Chic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Charleston Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Emerald Green Wedding Invitation, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Bella Belle Wedding Heels, Emerald Green Palmetto Bluff Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Classic Chic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Charleston Film Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Hailey  | Heather Payne Photography
Emerald Rose Boutonnieres, Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Fine Art Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Fine Art Film Wedding Photographer, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Bride, Emerald Green Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Charleston Film Photographer, Bouquet  | Heather Payne Photography
Classic Chic Bride, Oscar De La Renta, Black and White, Hailey, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Garden Roses, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Mauve and Emerald Green Wedding Colors  | Heather Payne Photography
Classically Chic Bride, Victor & Rolf Bow Gown, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Bride, Emerald Green Bridal Bouquet, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Charleston Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Chic Sophisticated Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Charleston Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Yellow Tulip Wedding Flowers, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Urban Petals, Kelly Strong Events  | Heather Payne Photography
Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Table, Veranda, Classic Chic Emerald Green Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Emerald Green Wedding Table Arrangement, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Low Country Wedding Photographer, Charleston Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Classic Yellow and White Wedding, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Urban Petals, Kelly Strong Events  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Liz Martinez Wedding Gown, Charleston Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Sophisticated Bridals, Charleston Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Wedding at Montage Palmetto Bluff, Wedding Flowers by Urban Petals  | Heather Payne Photography
Montage Palmetto Bluff Table Design by Kelly Strong Events, Charleston Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Charleston Film Wedding Photographer, Sophisticated Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Wedding Table Details, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Classic White and Yellow, Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Photographer, Couture Bride | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Delicate Bridal Bouquet, Urban Petals, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Photographer, White and Yellow  | Heather Payne Photography
Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Spanish Moss, Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Flower Arrangement, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Charleston Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Emerald Wedding Invitation, Calligraphy, Fine Art Wedding at Montage Palmetto Bluff  | Heather Payne Photography
Bride Laughing, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Destination Film Photographer, Genuine  | Heather Payne Photography
Delicate Bridal Bouquet, All White, Sweat Pea Wedding, Montage Palmetto Bluff, Urban Petals  | Heather Payne Photography
All White Bridal Bouquet by Urban Petals, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Classic Wedding Design, White and Green, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Charleston wedding Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding Ceremony, Romantic Bride, Low Country Wedding, Destination Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Bride, Destination Film Photographer, Fine Art Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Fine Art Film Photographer, Charleston  | Heather Payne Photography
Classic Wedding Ceremony Flowers, Urban Petals, White and Green, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding
Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Romantic Bride, Ceremony Flowers, Charleston Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Chapel at Montage Palmetto Bluff, Sunset, Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Delicate Bridal Bouquet, Sweet Peas, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Bride at Montage Palmetto Bluff, Palm Trees and Spanish Moss, Destination Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Bride, Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Film Photographer  | Heather Payne Photography
Romantic Bride at Montage Palmetto Bluff, Wedding under the Trees, Charleston Film Photographer

During our off season, we love teaming up with fellow creatives to create test shoots and push each other creatively.
This shoot took place at Montage Palmetto Bluff with a group of creatives from across the US with one purpose, to inspire & produce work that not only inspires us but also inspires our brides.
Be sure to check out the full creative team below as well as read their helpful tips from their point of view.

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My job as a wedding photographer is multifaceted. Yes, the overall goal of the day is to simply document the day as it happens & capture all of the emotions & details, but there’s so many more layers to successfully making this happen.
I wish it was as simple as showing up and shooting without any guides, but in order to truly capture every portion of the day, there must be structure.

I’ve put together some helpful tips for any bride planning their dream wedding::


TIP 1: CREATE A SOLID CREATIVE TEAM
“I’m only as good as my team”. I constantly tell my photo team this, but it’s equally as true for the entire Wedding Creative Team. Have you ever worked on a project with a group of people and instead of the vibe being “stay in your lane”, it was “do whatever it takes”? This is our mantra and I believe it’s the bread and butter to our business. We’ve been so blessed to work with the BEST of the best in our industry. Having a team who’s equally as collaborative and willing to go above and beyond (to fill in the cracks) to pull off a big event is what it takes.

TIP 2: TIMELINE!
For anyone who’s worked with me, they know I love a timeline. As someone who’s standard is “Arriving 15 Minutes early is “ON-TIME” and “Arriving On-Time is LATE”, I have to feel confidence in a well-planned and thought-out timeline in order to feel I have creative freedom during the day. Once I can release my “right brain, TYPE-A structure”, I can begin to think creatively and freely behind my camera.
You can begin planning your photo timeline as soon as you know your ceremony time & locations. If you’re already scheduling start times for your hair & makeup artist, it’s time to consult your planner & photographer to collaborate on the timeline. Together they can ensure every portion of the day & detail is accounted for.

TIP 3: FIND THE LIGHT
Every room I walk into, I’m in constant awareness of the lighting and scenery. You’ll more than likely see me opening up all of the curtains in a room to let in as much natural light as possible. LIGHTING IS KEY! You may see us rearranging an entire bridal suite (moving bed frame and all) just to create a backdrop that’s oozing with natural light and free of distractions. When thinking through your venue & getting ready locations, take notice of where the largest windows are. Chances are, wherever the brightest and largest room is in the house is where we will photograph you slipping into your gown.

I hope these tips were incredibly helpful for you. Please message me for further questions at info@heatherpaynephotography.com

FIND MORE HELPFUL TIPS & ARTICLES HERE:

* Learn about PLANNING & DESING with Kelly
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Learn about FLORAL Design with Anna
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Learn about HAIR & MAKEUP with Latia 


C R E A T I V E   T E A M

Photography & Fashion Styling | Heather Payne
Event Planning & Design | Kelly Strong Events
Reception Venue | Montage Palmetto Bluff
Floral Design | Urban Petals
Hair & Makeup | Latia Curtis
Dress Designer | Victor & Rolf + Mira Zwillinger
Dress Boutique | Betty Bridal Atelier
Shoes | Bella Belle
Model: Tout Models
Stationary | Ink Revival
Rentals | Event Works
Linens | La Tavola Linen



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