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05.28.

Tropical Storm Warning No Big Deal

Many of our customers have been calling concerned about the Tropical Storm Warning. We are here to put your concerns to rest. This is really no big deal. Here is our go to weather guy to explain things. If you have a session scheduled, hold tight and our studio will let you know exactly what to do. We may have to shift things around a bit but we will get your shoot in. The studio number is 843-236-5403
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05.24.

Senior Portraits

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Myrtle Beach Photography photographed a very handsome Senior today. Class of 2016. To find out about having senior portraits done call 843-236-5403 or http://myrtlebeachphotography.com/myrtle-beach-photograp…/…/

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05.20.

Myrtle Beach Hotels Back in the Day

With an estimated 14 million visitors each year, Myrtle Beach is a major tourist destination. According to the 2010 census, our area has more than 10,000 rooms for tourists to lay their sunburned bodies each night.

I thought you may like to know a little bit about the first hotels and how the tourists of yesteryear got here.

Myrtle Beach’s first hotel was the Seaside Inn, built in 1901 at a cost of $3,813 for materials and labor? At first, the hotel had no plumbing or electricity. In those early days, you could get three meals and an overnight stay for just $2. Boy how times have changed.

Grand Strand’s earliest innkeeper may have been William Gause, who operated a tavern for travelers along the old King’s Highway in the Windy Hill area beginning around 1740? One of his overnight guests was George Washington, who toured the coast in 1791 while he was president. Even current day, we get some pretty important political figures visiting our fine city.

The first road between Conway and Myrtle Beach was completed in 1914? It ran through Socastee and was made of sand. Known today as Highway 15 and Broadway Street, the road was paved for the first time with rock and asphalt in 1929. I am pretty sure, even though the road was made of sand, they still traveled more quickly than today’s travelers on Hwy. 501 beachbound in August.

If you are staying in one of our beautiful hotels this summer and interested in a family beach portrait, call 843-236-5403 or visit our website at http://myrtlebeachphotography.com/myrtle-beach-photograp…/…/

(Information excerpted from Greetings from Myrtle Beach, A History, 1900-1980, by Barbara Stokes, commissioned by Chapin Memorial Library and the Chapin Foundation.) Portions of information was gathered from the City of Myrtle Beach website and photo credits to: Teri Halterman

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05.19.

Myrtle Beach History-What’s in a name?

A Little Myrtle Beach History:

What is in a Name?
I have lived in Myrtle Beach for over 20 years and I never knew that our area had previous names. The first was Chicora and was named by the areas Native Americans, meaning “the land”. When white settlers discovered the area, it became known as New Town. Later in history, Myrtle Beach became the official name, after the wax myrtle trees that grew in the area. Myrtle Beach is also called the Grand Strand and got that name in 1945 by a local newspaper columnist. The Grand Strand is a 60-mile stretch of beach between Georgetown and Little River.
Photo Credit: Teri Halterman

Remember, if you would like a family beach portrait on your next visit to our beautiful city, give Myrtle Beach Photography a call at 843-236-5403

or link to our  Family Beach Portrait Page

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05.18.

Large Family Beach Sessions-No Additional Charge

LARGE FAMILY BEACH PORTRAIT SESSION SPECIAL

No Add Charge for large groups

Summer 2016, No Additional Charge for large families. This summer, whether your family is 9 or 19 people, the session price is the same. Click Link for more info. Give us a call today at 843-236-5403 or Email or Family Beach Portrait Page

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