We're so glad you're here! We're a mother daughter wedding photography team originally from Monterey, California, currently living in the low country of Charleston, South Carolina. Here you'll find our latest shoots, meet our awesome clients, and learn more than you probably want to know about us! Grab a cup of coffee, browse, and enjoy!
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LAURA & RACHEL
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Real life. Today is about the in between moment, the life pauses, to make pretty pictures come to life. From climbing along cliff edges in Big Sur to teaching our first workshop, 2017 is definitely a year we’ll never EVER forget!
What you won’t see in this blog is behind the scenes of us in Paris, because it hasn’t happened yet! Six days and counting and we’re jetting off for a week to one the most romantic city in the world, so those BTS are coming. We’re so excited we’ll have an entire blog for those alone! So keep scrolling and laugh along with us… Cheers to 2017!
What you don’t hear from the below is Laura telling herself “I’m not afraid of heights. I’m not afraid of heights. I’m not afraid of heights.”
Rachel… acting as the little flower girl, the best light tester ever!
Teaching at our first workshop! Gosh Laura, what’s with the facial expression? >_<
Bonus of shooting an engagement session right after our own head-shots, we’re just as dolled up as our couple! Note to self, never wear a long flowy skirt to the beach while shooting. I nearly fell on my face a dozen times stepping on it!
Making things perfect as always!
These ladies will always hold the most special place in our hearts! From all over the country, our first workshop group shot. (Thank you So Cute Photo!)
Laura takes pillow fluffing very seriously…
We’re not normally sitting on the job, but with surprise proposals you’ve got to fit in with your surroundings!
What Laura says… “Can I hold that glass for you?” What Laura means… “Chop, chop, we have photos to take and a timeline to stay on!,” (in the nicest voice possible.)
Rachel capturing details, Laura on wave duty. With your back to the ocean and a tide rising, those waves can sound very intimidating!
Laura likes long romantic strolls with our couples…
This is where’s Rachel (like Where’s Waldo)! Secret trick for better lit detail shots… white room, clean background, tons of window light, and wrap yourself in a sheer curtain. Try it and you’ll thank us later!
Laura holding her imaginary bouquet posing while we found the perfect light.
Fluff, fix, perfection!
Laura explaining to our groom how the first look goes, one of our favorite moments of the day!
They’re married! With a mixture of grass and heels, Rachel making sure our clients have the perfect send off and clean dress!
When there is a small sliver of time with cloud overage during a H-O-T Arizona wedding, you learn to move very quickly!
Teaching how to create flat lays and dreamy wedding day details (another favorite!).
Proposal ready! Shhhhhh…. now blend in, hide your camera, and pretend you don’t see them. Those last few moments are so nerve racking!
Laura’s up-do’s are always complementary of Rachel. Hair up = We’re planning for a very hot wedding day!
How we get “the veil” shot!
We’re not sure Laura could talk without using her hands…
Rainy day wedding details…
Sometimes Laura has a bit too much fun when we’re prepping for a proposal!
Golden hour, Southern California, shooting on a pier, and we’re asked by a yacht owner to come abroad and use his boat for portraits. PERFECTION!
The winds on the cliffs of Half Moon Bay are no joke, but perfect for veil shots!
“Can I hold anything else for you?”
Rainy day proposal ready!
We found Fall in California!
When our bride wore an adorable floral romper and brought coordinating colored rose to surprise us for ring shots. We have THE best, most thoughtful clients!
I can’t believe we didn’t post a BTS post last year, but you can catch a glimpse into 2015 here!