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You're ENGAGED! Just like that, there's a ring on your finger and you are starting to plan the wedding you've been dreaming of your entire life. We're here for you and we strive to make this part of the process super simple and stress-free! Let's grab a cup of coffee (or wine), even if it's virtual these days, and get to know each other so you can determine if we're the perfect fit to help you bring your wedding vision to life!

STEP ONE

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Yay! You've chosen this mother-daughter duo as your wedding photographers and we are just as excited as you are! Now let's secure your date so we can start dreaming together! We will send you over a custom proposal, which once you sign and pay the retainer, the date is yours. Easy peasy. You're then an official #lauraandrachel couple! 

STEP TWO

DATE SECURED

Now it's time to have some fun! And don't you worry about a thing... we're here to guide you through this every step of the way, from receiving our style guide that walks you through how to choose the perfect outfits, to giving you ideal location ideas. It's normal to feel nervous or "un-photogenic", but all our couples do and end up having a blast! Also, it's a perfect time to have your makeup trial done so you're not only camera ready, but once it's over, you're all dressed up, might as well make it a date night! 

STEP THREE

LET'S PLAN YOUR
ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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We just love creating custom timelines for our couples, to ensure everything you've always dreamed of having photographed, gets captured with ample time. We truly believe your wedding day should be circled around celebrating with friends and family, not photography, and creating your timeline early in the planning process helps everything come together smoothly with all your vendors. Need vendor recommendations? We can help with that too!

LET'S CREATE YOUR TIMELINE

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STEP FOUR

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You are a month away from marrying the love of your life and all the final details are falling into place. You will receive our wedding day questionnaire that will help with getting family formals organized,  share with us any last minute information, and we will include a reminder of what details to have set aside for upon on our arrival on the wedding day (full invitation suite, rings, jewelry, perfume, heels, etc.)

STEP FIVE

WEDDING DAY PREP

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The day you've been counting down for months has finally arrived! So much planning has gone into today, and it will be over in a blink of an eye, so take time to enjoy every moment of it! It is also our job, along with your planner, to ensure everyone stays on time and everything is flowing seamlessly. Take a deep breath, get ready to say "I Do" to forever, relax, and at the end of the day you will be married and we cannot wait to celebrate with you!

STEP SIX

THE BIG DAY

"Because we believe that photography is more than just the end result, we offer our clients the complete Wedding Experience."

"During all this crazy COVID-19 stuff, they were EXCEPTIONAL! They made us feel comfortable the entire time."

ryan & katie

My husband and I used Laura and Rachel Photography in Charleston, SC for our wedding during all this crazy COVID-19 stuff and they were EXCEPTIONAL! They made us feel comfortable the entire time. Our photos turned out so incredibly well too! They also did our engagement shoot and did an incredible job! My husband and I had so much fun!! We cannot wait to do it all again!

5.30.20

"These pictures turned out better than I could have ever imagined honestly and we will treasure them forever!"

omar & rawan

I cannot put into words how amazing Laura and Rachel are!!!!! From the moment we sat down with them to chat about our wedding they were so kind, professional, answered all of my annoying questions and from that moment on they have never let us down and they have taken some AMAZING PICTURES OF US!! They were so understanding and professional and SO EASY to work with especially when it came to scheduling our engagement session in the midst of COVID shut downs and then when it came time to reschedule our wedding. They are super responsive and always get back to us in a timely manner. The day of our postponed wedding we did a shoot with them in the morning to remember the day and they had all the pictures to us that SAME day to show our friends and family at our backyard wedding. My husband and I went through almost a dozen photographers before finding Laura and Rachel and I am so thankful that we did because these pictures turned out better than I could have ever imagined honestly and we will treasure them forever!!!! HIRE LAURA AND RACHEL, YOU WILL LOVE YOUR DECISION I PROMISE!!!!

6.06.20

"They are warm, caring, kind-hearted and TALENTED people who were able to perfectly capture the most important day of our lives"

robert & alexandra

Laura & Rachel photographed our wedding and we could not have made a better decision in choosing them. They are warm, caring, kind-hearted and TALENTED people who were able to both perfectly capture the most important day of our lives to date but also keep us grounded and calm throughout the entire process. They make you feel like family in the most genuine way. We've continued to use them after our wedding for our annual holiday card (we've already got them on the books for later this year!) and we hope they continue coming out to California so we can continue to both catch up and get amazing photographs that we'll treasure forever.

10.27.18

"They are caring, helpful and attentive from introduction months ahead of the wedding all the way through post-wedding photos and questions."

Jake & mariel

I would give 10 stars if I could!. Laura and Rachel are an absolute JOY to work with. They are caring, helpful and attentive from introduction months ahead of the wedding all the way through post-wedding photos and questions. It was so touching that they wanted to get to know us as a couple ahead of the wedding and understand our style and energy, which is evident in the photos. Likewise, their present and calm energy on the wedding day was a much appreciated asset! They are incredibly talented and we are beyond thrilled with our wedding day photos.

10.14.18

"Working with Laura and Rachel was a true joy! They are incredibly genuine, passionate and amazing at what they do."

chris & michelle

 Working with Laura and Rachel was a true joy! They are incredibly genuine, passionate and amazing at what they do! Photographers play an intimate role in your big day, they are around you at the most precious/monumental moments and Laura and Rachel are the perfect photographers to help make your wedding day extra magical. They make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, capture your love, make you feel valued and celebrate the excitement of your special day with you as if they were your longtime friends. Our engagement photos and wedding photos have received so many compliments by family and friends!

9.22.18

"My husband and I are completely obsessed with Laura and Rachel."

alex & harmony

My husband and I are completely obsessed with Laura and Rachel. I was so nervous about picking the best photographers for our engagement and wedding and did a ton of research beforehand. When we found Laura and Rachel, their ability to capture scenery, sunsets and light is what drew us in. After our initial call with them, we knew they were the ones! From our engagement photos 8+ months prior to our wedding, to the wedding day itself, they made us feel so calm and comfortable the entire time. Taking photos can be awkward and not one bit of working with them was awkward at all! They are also just so kind, so sweet and so professional, and you can tell they genuinely care about all their clients. Not to mention our photos turned out INSANE. We still have guests/friends/family raving about our photographers and how "dreamy" our photos turned out! We can't wait to have another excuse to work with them!

3.24.18

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"On our wedding day, they were our source of calm amongst the chaos!... Throughout the entire process, Laura and Rachel made us feel more like life-long friends instead of clients!

john & teresa

We cannot recommend Laura and Rachel enough! In our opinion, booking a wedding photographer can be one of the most difficult and important parts of planning a wedding. From our initial meeting with Laura and Rachel, they immediately put us at ease with their calm demeanor! Regarding our engagement photos, it was our first time having professional photos taken and they made us feel comfortable, gave us great direction, and made the day effortless! In the months leading up to our wedding day, we worked together on the day-of timeline, and they made certain everything was perfect! On our wedding day, they were our source of calm amongst the chaos! They went above and beyond throughout the entire day to make sure we were happy, fed (they even served us our hors d’oeuvres !), and that they got all the shots we had wanted to capture! Their style is what wedding dreams are made of! Their photos are overflowing with beautiful natural light, relaxed and not forced poses, and most importantly they so beautifully capture the love between the couple!

10.21.17

"They were outstanding in every sense of the word. I cannot over emphasize what a joy and privilege it was to have worked with both Laura and Rachel."

mike & Janice

They were outstanding in every sense of the word. I cannot over emphasize what a joy and privilege it was to have worked with both Laura and Rachel. What captured us first was not just the professional and beautiful gallery of pictures displayed on their website, but Laura and Rachel’s personalities as well. We were not treated as mere clients, but made to feel like a part of their family. After spending about an hour with them, Janice and I were convinced that they were the ones we wanted to use as photographers to capture our special day. We had so many laughs during the photo session that the time flew by and we didn’t want the session to end! They know how to capture the love between two individuals as they did with Janice and me. That is the mark of a superior photographer. Thanks for making our special day that much more special by capturing it in photos!

8.27.17

"The photos and the experience of working with them was amazing! From the very beginning, they made this camera-shy couple feel at ease."

alex & laura

We feel so lucky to have had Laura and Rachel as our wedding photographers, the photos and the experience of working with them was amazing!!! From the very beginning (our engagement shoot) they made this camera-shy couple feel at ease. They went above and beyond in providing us a super helpful schedule for the big day, and were very kind throughout to all of our family and friends. Their work speaks for itself and they definitely put their hearts into every shot. Highly recommend!

9.16.17

"For us living miles away in Seattle... it was love at first Skype with this mother-daughter photography team."

matthew & ashley

Where do I even begin with Laura and Rachel?! I think for us living miles away in Seattle looking for an engagement photo session, it was love at first Skype with this mother-daughter photog team. The love and passion they have for their work is simply infectious (even through cyberspace) and this is so crucial when you're photographing an engaged couple who feels shy in front of the camera! Laura and Rachel are highly responsive and organized and they provided great direction for both our wedding and engagement photos and most importantly, they do AMAZING work. Such a great experience working with them, highly, highly recommend.

6.11.16

"I could go on forever, but my bottom line message to couples looking their wedding photographer is LOOK NO FURTHER."

laurence & meagan

Starting this review was really difficult for me because I wanted to make sure I accurately emphasized how LUCKY we felt to have found Laura and Rachel. We quickly set up a Skype meeting and as soon as we hung up, I turned to my husband and said "Okay, I'm done searching; Laura and Rachel are adorable and perfect", and my opinion has only grown greater! They go far above and beyond their photographer 'duties'! When we finally met for our engagement photos, it felt like we had already known each other for far longer than a few months! The day of the wedding, they were AMAZING! They carried cough drops and waters for my sick husband and myself, helped make sure we ate, had drinks for our toast, my dress was cleaned, and perfectly managed my unique family dynamics. The list of things they did to help make the day easier is endless. I could go on forever, but my bottom line message to couples looking their wedding photographer is LOOK NO FURTHER.

4.8.17

"The very best decision I made in all this was asking Laura and Rachel to be a part of our long-awaited vow renewal"

jose & tiffany

I've been speechless since the morning you sent me the very first image... and I still have a hard time finding the right words. The very best decision I made in all this was asking you and Rachel to be a part of our long-awaited vow renewal. This was SO important to me and my biggest fear was that I wouldn't be able to find someone to bridge the gap between my romantic fantasies and reality.... oh my goodness gracious, you delivered! Your professionalism, your understanding of what I wanted, your willingness to go (way, way) above and beyond to serve us, and most of all your FRIENDSHIP is something that I will treasure in my soul forever and always.

4.14.17

" Picking a photographer is such a big task of wedding planning and from the moment we met them we knew that working with them would work with such ease."

morgan & Megan

The pictures were perfect! From the bottom of our hearts we cannot thank them enough for everything. Between giving me a timeline to work with, answering all my questions, our engagement picture shoot and how much ease they navigated every picture on the day of our wedding, we were so lucky to find them! Picking a photographer is such a big task of wedding planning and from the moment we met them we knew that working with them would work with such ease. The day goes by so quick and I am so happy that we had Laura and Rachel to capture every moment for us. They also have such a quick turn around in getting the pictures to you which is always great since you cannot wait to see them! 

10.1.16

“ I really felt like they have become friends and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great experience... they are simply the best.”

shawn & jenn

Laura and Rachel were the best wedding photographers we could have asked for. From day one they were responsive, professional and helpful. They were helpful in the whole wedding panning process. From engagement photos to the big day, they made the experience completely comfortable and really helped us feel less awkward in front of the camera. I really felt like they have become friends and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great experience - and AMAZING photos to look back on. They are simply the best.

11.6.16

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mossy trees

location inspiration

One of the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Charleston, are the famous Spanish moss trees! These tree-lined roads with low hanging mossy trees are found all over the south, especially the hundred year old oak trees found in South Carolina. The filtered light these trees create is absolutely magical and allows you to have your session nearly anytime of day.

the mills house

location inspiration

The iconic Charleston pink wall, also one of the most asked for downtown Charleston portrait locations, is The Mills House hotel. Built in 1853, this historic hotel will take your breath away because of the intricate detail, original ironwork, perfect palmetto trees, and will leave you tickled pink. Literally. This perfectly framed architecture makes for amazing fun and modern portraits! 

Hampton Park

location inspiration

Hampton Park is one of Charleston's largest parks and boasts the most extensive floral displays we have ever seen. Sunrise or sunset, this park allows for portraits all year round! From Spring blooms to Fall foliage, we get excited each and every time a couple chooses this location! This 60 acres historic park is known for it's Spanish moss trees, adorable gazebo, miles of lovely trails, and a man-made lake surrounding a beautiful water fountain.  

Downtown charleston

location inspiration

We love to walk the historic streets of downtown Charleston with our couples, literally every street holds something new and amazing to capture. From the building textures, Cobblestone streets, over-flowing flower boxes, darling doorways, and momentous gates, what could one not love!

Plantation

location inspiration

Rooted in rich history, the Low Country of Charleston County is known for its exquisite plantations.  Some stretch nearly 500 acres and today hold famous romantic gardens, iconic bridges, waterfront views,  and hundred year old oak trees. This is where the past greets the present on paths more than a quarter millennium old and are very influential in the history of South Carolina. Some of the most photogenic locations  are Magnolia Plantation, Middleton Place, Boone Hall Plantation, Drayton Hall, Lowndes Grove, and McLeod Plantation. Please note most of these locations do have a fee to photograph on their property.

folly beach

location inspiration

Folly Beach, just south of Charleston, is known for it's fine white sand, its wooden pier that stretches 1000 feet into the ocean, and a main street that is lined with surf and souvenir shops for that real hometown feel. Talk about relaxing and a completely different vibe that Charleston! Think about bringing a beach blanket and picnic, even your pups since it is dog friendly. This location is perfect for couples and families! Be prepared to get barefoot and walk the waters edge hand-in-hand with your love. Folly Beach is absolutely perfect for sunset sessions, known for it's pink cotton candy skies and warm ocean breeze nearly year round.

Lighthouse Inlet

location inspiration

OMGoodness, this location is right out of a Nicholas Sparks novel! With views of Morris Island, near the southern side of the entrance to Charleston Harbor, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve is the location for you if you're a hopeless romantic! Known for its ocean-side preserve, lighthouse, eastern sea-grass trails, driftwood beach, surf fishing, and birdwatchin, this location is always a favorite! There is a short half mile walk to reach all this amazingness, but it's ideal for sunrise or sunset sessions.

saint michael's alley

location inspiration

Charleston’s alleys are highly historical and enchanting places. Residing on 150 yards of pristine property, Saint Michael's Alley is a true treasure. Lined with Columnar trees, this small passage way heads you to Rainbow Row and gasps of richness, making for the most jaw-dropping light in the city. Anytime we're downtown, this location is a must, and is ideal for sunset sessions.

longitude lane

location inspiration

This hidden corridor downtown Charleston is an alley is designed with some of the most beautiful entrance ways and foliage in our city. You will be swept away in the beautiful entrance ways of the private residences, cobblestone driveways, tall Palmetto trees, and exquisite doorways. Longitude Lane offers one of the most picturesque views in the city, giving you a glimpse back in time to what Charleston must have looked like before the modern age of transportation. Perfect for sunset sessions, the light under the mighty oaks that shade it, make portraits feel editorial, dynamic, and beautifully composed.

Kiawah beachwalker

location inspiration

Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast, about 25 miles southwest of Charleston. Known primarily for its private beaches, lavish living, and their golf resort. Kiawah Island boasts 10 miles of beaches, preserved maritime forests, sand dunes, and marshes, with endless opportunities for amazing portraits, both sunrise and sunset. Pure white-sand seasides, crystal-clear waters, and packed seashores (that even allow bike riding on the beach!), are all the untamed backdrops to this remarkable island. There is a entrance fee to this private island.

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