Historic Downtown Charleston Proposal | Matt & Marin

A Historic Downtown Charleston Proposal | Matt and Marin met while attending UCLA. After graduation, Matt joined the Navy and was stationed in Charleston, while Marin stayed at home in California, knowing it was temporary. Both are racking up the airline miles flying back and forth to visit each other as much as possible. Matt […]

Charleston Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography


Kiawah Island Proposal | The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort | Jessie & Clay

Kiawah Island Proposal | You have to know the backstory to understand how epic this proposal went down. Jessie reached out to us about a month prior, her and Clay would be vacationing (a.k.a babymoon) along the white sandy beaches of Kiawah Island, and while here wanted us to capture her maternity session. If you’re […]

Kiawah Island Proposal | The Sanctuary | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Wedding Proposal | Waterfront Park | Davis & Avery

Charleston Wedding Proposal | No hurricane could stop this proposal! Months before Davis planned on proposing, he asked us to capture the big moment. This was something he knew Averi would treasure forever and needed to make sure it was documented. Coming from Florida and not knowing exactly where he wanted this Charleston proposal to […]

My fiancé hired Laura and Rachel to capture our proposal in Charleston, South Carolina and I’m so happy he chose them. Due to a hurricane the previous weekend, my fiancé was unable to meet this mother-daughter pair prior to the day-of, but it made no difference because their sweet, vivacious personalities made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. After he asked and I said YES, Laura and Rachel talked us through different poses during our engagement photo shoot. My head was still in the clouds and full of excitement and happiness, so I greatly appreciated the direction! A few hours later when they sent us the photos, we were still celebrating with our family and friends and were surprised at how many photos they sent! I love so many of the photos they took that I still have trouble choosing my absolute favorite. They were truly able to capture how we felt in the moment and I could not thank them enough! We loved them, the experience and the results!


San Francisco Engagement | Lover’s Lane & Sutro Baths | Amanda & Tino

San Francisco Engagement | Amanda and Tino actually went to the same high school, but only vaguely knew of each other through friends. Tino was two years older, so once he graduated, they had lost any contact. Amanda was friends with Tino’s sister, and one day mentioned she should hang out with her brother (hint […]

San Francisco Engagement | Lover's Lane & Sutro Baths | Laura & Rachel Photography


The Carolinas Magazine Feature | Fine Art Film Charleston Engagement

Charleston Fine Art Photographer. Those words have been a long time coming, but flows so beautifully after our names. This gorgeous Charleston engagement session recently featured by The Carolinas Magazine, was one of our first film submissions, and we were blown away how much attention it received and quickly it was accepted. Film! It might […]

The Carolinas Magazine Feature | Sullivan's Island Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


San Francisco Engagement Session | Carly & Carlos

San Francisco engagement sessions always so dreamy! The light, the views, the magic of the city, always takes our breath away. Carly and Carlos we’re referred to us by one of our past couples since they’re getting married in North Carolina later this year, but since home is San Francisco, we just had to fly […]

Baker Beach Engagement Session | San Francisco | Bay Area Wedding Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach | Elizabeth & Jeremy

A dream Charleston engagement session! This session has nearly every element of why we moved here. The historic mossy tree lined driveways, white long sandy beaches, fence and sea grass filled sea shores, and sunset light that will leave you breathless. Elizabeth and Jeremy flew all the way from Texas for us to capture their […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Charleston Wedding Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography


Carmel Engagement Session | Big Sur Engagement| Starlene & Daniel

This Carmel engagement session was a year in the making. Early last year we had the honor of capturing the most beautiful Bernardus Lodge wedding. Little did we know, Starlene, maid of honor and sister of the bride, would get engaged herself a year later and reach out to us to capture her wedding. Better […]

Carmel Engagement Session | Puerto Rico Wedding | Laura & Rachel Photography


Big Sur Engagement Photographer | Alison & Johnny

The magic of Calla Lily Valley brought us back for this Big Sur engagement session. It’s uncommon for blooms to last though March, but with the amount of rain California has had this year, we were pleasantly surprised to see valley completely in bloom in May! The day was slightly overcast, yet still warm, it […]

Big Sur Engagement | San Francisco Wedding Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography


Pebble Beach Engagement | Natalie & Dominic

A Pebble Beach engagement session at sunset?!?! Yeeeesssss please! We met Natalie and Dominic though a mutual friend and knew right away we were going to be best of friends. When the topic of wedding planning came up, we talked for hours! From venues to favors, dresses to bridal party… we could have gone on […]

Pebble Beach Engagement Session | Pebble Beach Wedding Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography


Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach Engagement Session | Samantha & Drew

Oh friends, this Charleston engagement session has our hearts swooning for more! Historic buildings, ancient mossy oak trees, white sandy shores, and a PUPPY! Now this is our love language! With our feet planted here in Charleston for six months now, we’ve had the time to explore and get more acquainted with the area. There […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach Engagement Session | Puppy Engagement Session | Charleston Wedding Photographers Laura & Rachel Photography


Big Sur Engagement Session | Kelly & Christopher

A Big Sur engagement session… dreamy light that turned to slightly overcast skies, a beach cruiser bicycle, an energetic couple, and FILM! This was such a fun and BEAUTIFUL engagement session! This is one of our first sessions we’re sharing that’s a true hybrid session, meaning captured with both digital and film images. The way […]

Big Sur Engagement Session | California Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Proposal | Charleston Wedding Photographers

A Charleston proposal. July in South Carolina. It’s hot, it’s humid, but the sunsets are unbelievable! Every corner you turn there’s a waterway leading to either a bridge or dock, that opens to the most magical of locations. It’s a photographers’ paradise! Just off the mainland, we took a side road that led down to […]

Charleston Proposal | South Carolina | Proposal Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Engagement Session | Downtown Historic District & Sullivan’s Island | Ryan & Alyssa

Being a Charleston wedding photographer is what dreams are made of! A few weeks ago we shared with you this beautiful Charleston bridal session. If you remember we had mentioned this was a quick trip, literally three days on the ground and we had 5 sessions, in the low-country’s summer heat and humidity. Oh boy, […]


Big Sur Proposal | Big Sur Photographer | Lori & Joseph

Big Sur Proposal | Pink Lilys, chocolate cheesecake, and a spectacular Big Sur view. Those were the hints Joseph gave us while planning his secret surprise picnic proposal to Lori. Escaping the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley, Joseph decided to bring Lori down the coast for a bit of much needed R&R. It was […]

Big Sur Proposal Photographer | South Carolina Wedding Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography


The Lodge at Pebble Beach | Kimberly & Josh’s Rehearsal Dinner

We couldn’t have envisioned a more gorgeous location for a rehearsal dinner than along the 18th hole at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Kimberly and Josh’s family went all out, reserving the entire Stillwater Grill restaurant to celebrate with friends and family the night before their wedding. Lavish florals, a dinner set for kings, and […]

The Lodge at Pebble Beach | Rehearsal Dinner | Laura & Rachel Photography


San Francisco Engagement Session | Riley & Jordan

A San Francisco Engagement Session. Even though San Francisco is only a few hours away, we only visit a few times a year at most. We’re not big city girls. Give us an old home town rich with history, white picket fence lined streets, neighborhoods filled with the smell of peonies and wisteria, and markets […]


Carmel Engagement Session | Carmel Photographer | Kate & Andy

Carmel Engagement Session. A quick flight to Carmel for the weekend to escape the freezing Chicago winter, was exactly what the doctor ordered! We met Kate and Andy through our friends at La Bella Wedding, who instantly knew we would be a perfect fit. We planned their weekend getaway to include the most romantic engagement […]

Carmel Engagement Session | California Wedding Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography


Big Sur Engagement Session | Katherline & Cole

  Couples dream of a Big Sur engagement sessions, and this is why. Magical light, long cream sandy beaches, and views like none other in the world! The week before Christmas is a busy one. Besides the normal hustle and bustle with holiday shopping and meal preparations, a lot of our couples are coming home […]

Big Sur Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


2017 Best Engagements & Anniversaries

Best of Engagements & Anniversaries 2017 | What a dream year! Engagement sessions took us up and down the west coast from Seattle to Big Sur, and Anniversary sessions took us as far east as Washington D.C. and practically the other side of the world (drum-roll please), PARIS!!! Traveling is something we knew we wanted […]

Paris Anniversary Session, Paris Engagement Session, Eiffel Tower | Laura & Rachel Photography www.lauraandrachel.com


Carmel Wedding Photographer | Carmel Engagement | Chris & Michelle

A Carmel Engagement Session. They met at Michelle’s sister’s bachelorette celebration in San Francisco years ago. Chris was at the same bar that evening with mutual friends, and when Michelle’s sister slipped and grabbed onto the nearest thing, it just happened to be Chris’s shoulder. Being a good sister, Michelle stood near and watched this […]

Carmel Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


Big Sur Proposal | Big Sur Wedding Photographer | Jordan & Catie

A Big Sur Proposal. Exchanging one coast for another, Jordan and Catie planned a trip to California, leaving behind the muggy summer of Georgia. What Catie believed to be a fun road trip tour of the west coast, ended up being an excursion of a lifetime! She had no idea we had been talking with […]

Big Sur Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography


Carmel by the Sea Engagement Session | Cameron & Sonoma

A Carmel by the Sea engagement session. When you’re home for the holidays and getting married on the beautiful Monterey coast, you just have to make time for an engagement session! When these two arrived dressed perfectly for their fall setting, Sonoma said it was all because of the beautiful engagement session style guide we […]

Carmel Engagement Session | Badgley Mischka Dress | Laura & Rachel Photography


Carmel Engagement Session | Carmel by the Sea | Harmony & Alex

Together we walked along Ocean Avenue, practically window shopping with Harmony and Alex during their Carmel engagement session. There was no set plan, just walking the adorable streets of Carmel, perusing ever nook and cranny courtyard, stopping when we saw amazing light (which was just about every corner!). We’ve lived minutes from Carmel our entire […]

Carmel Beach Engagement Session | Photo by Laura & Rachel www.lauraandrachel.com


Seattle Wedding Photographer | University of Washington Engagement Session | Cyndi & Ari

This Seattle engagement session (talk about a dream!), was right in the mists of the cherry blossom courtyard that completely surrounds the University of Washington. We just happen to be in Seattle during the most GORGEOUS time of year! What started as a simple girlfriend photo excursion getaway, quickly turned into a vacation we’ll never […]

Seattle Washington Engagement Session | Cyndi & Ari


Monterey Engagement Photographer | Asilomar Beach Engagement Session | Victorya & Dane

Oh my, do we have a GORGEOUS engagement session to share! We first took them a forestry area that had long hanging moss, sun rays shining through the tree limbs, and both made for the most magical setting. For this being the warm up, we knew we were in for a special evening! They cuddled […]

Monterey Beach and Forest Engagement Session | Laura and Rachel Photography


Rachel & Paul’s Annapolis, Maryland Engagement Session | United States Naval Academy | Amy & Jordan

An Annapolis, Maryland engagement session was always a dream, but let’s back up a bit. Back in November, we were finalizing our re-brand, and wanted nothing more to go live with Davey & Krista in their home office in Maryland. There’s just something about working hands on with your designers for the finishing touches, and […]

Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session | Amy & Jordan Photography


Big Sur Photographer | Big Sur Engagement Session | Lynnette & Sergio

Big Sur engagement sessions recently are sure been causing some excitement! It might be that the recent rains have brought flowers back to life that have been dormant for the past decade, that the highway has partially reopened so we now have over twenty miles of coastline to use, or that most people had feared […]

Big Sur Engagement | Laura & Rachel


Bridal Shower Ideas | How to Plan an Amazing Bridal Shower | Rachel’s Bridal Shower

Rachel’s bridal shower was something I had thought about from the moment she said yes! I wanted something well thought out, details galore, with all our close family and friends, yet affordable. I wanted, well, everything. That’s not too much to ask, right? I’ll be the first to admit I put too much pressure on […]

Bridal Shower Ideas | Laura & Rachel


Big Sur Proposal | Big Sur Photographer | Rob & Chrissy

A Big Sur proposal is still our local favorite! With all the news of closures in the Big Sur area due to recent storms, we’re excited to share that there are still TONS of amazing locations for not only proposals, but engagements and elopements as well! We’ve actually been spending at least a few days […]

Big Sur Proposal | Laura & Rachel


Monterey Wedding Photographer | Monterey Beach Proposal | Amanda & Mike

A beach proposal is our favorite! Proposals though can be a bit nerve racking, of course for the groom-to-be, but for us too! Always making sure everything is in place, that they arrive to the right location, on time without her getting suspicious, him feeling comfortable that we’re where we’re supposed to be, and most importantly, […]

Monterey Beach Proposal | Surprise Proposal | Laura & Rachel


Pebble Beach Photographer | Big Sur Engagement Session | Teresa & John

This Pebble Beach engagement session was one of our favorites to date! We strolled the sandy shores of the The Beach & Tennis Club at Pebble Beach, picnicked along the rugged coast of Highway One, and danced along the cliffs of Big Sur until sunset. Each one of these locations could have been a session […]

Pebble Beach & Big Sur Engagement | Laura & Rachel | Destination Wedding Photographers


Big Sur Photographer | Anniversary | Lauryn & Mitch

Back in October we were asked to host a bridal runway show, but we felt like the Patriots did during halftime of yesterdays super bowl, nearly defeated. We had less than a week to pull this off and expectations were high. If you read the recap blog of the event, you know in the last […]


Carmel Photographer | Carmel Valley Fall Engagement Session | Jill & Zach

We met Jill and Zach at a downtown coffee shop, on one of those rare warm days we could actually sit outside. I remember Jill saying if the weather would be just like this on their wedding day, it would be perfect! We sat and listened to their love story, it was so apparent how […]

Carmel Fall Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel


Santa Cruz Engagement Session | Coffee Shop & Wilder Ranch | Lauren & Chris

Lauren and Chris met in Santa Cruz while attending UCSC. They both worked in the same restaurant, and Lauren immediately caught Chris’s eye. After many early morning coffee dates before class, what a better way to start off their engagement session at the bakery where it all began. We had so much fun getting to know […]



Obsession with Big Sur | Amandarose & Jonathan

It’s become our most requested portrait location, people come from all around the world to see it, we too have an obsession with Big Sur. Last week we drove the gorgeous coastline with Amandarose and Jonathan who wanted couples portraits just because, and we loved that! There doesn’t need to be a reason to celebrate […]

Obsession with Big Sur