That’s right friends, we’re back and better than EVER!!! Where have we been you might be asking yourself? Well, Rachel had a baby, we packed two houses and traveled over 2,100 cross country with three adults, two large dogs, a newborn, and now call Charleston, South Carolina home. That’s all.
Oh, do we have stories to tell! Hotel living while the house was being built, Thanksgiving turned Friendsgiving, then Christmas, all while trying to move into our new home, we decided for our sanity’s sake to keep low key until the New Year. January is finally here and we’re SO ready to share with everyone what we’ve been up to!
Our end of the year California weddings we’re just to die for and we cannot wait to share them! Prepare yourselves, we have month’s worth of content coming your way!
Today we’re kick starting our hiatus with Kelly and Christopher’s beautiful Carmel Mission wedding. You may remember them from their GORGEOUS Big Sur engagement session. It was small, intimate, full of gorgeous details, and an infinite amount of portrait time. From the breathtaking grounds of La Playa Carmel where they got ready, we captured their first look which was pure magic. Carmel Mission never disappoints. The light, textures, and the history is far beyond what the mind can imagine. What a perfect way to end the evening with a drive around the Pacific Grove coastline in a vintage Rolls Royce, with husband and wife portraits as the sun was setting. Congratulation Christopher and Kelly!
Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Getting Ready Venue :: La Playa Carmel
Ceremony Venue :: Carmel Mission Basilica
Reception Venue :: Gatherings
Wedding Dress Designer :: Haute Bride from Make with Love Bridal
Brides Shoes :: Shoes of Prey
Wedding Rings :: Olive and Piper
Groom & Groomsmen Attire :: Brooks Brothers & Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids Dresses :: Jenny Yoo & Donna Morgan
Hairstylist :: Blush Makeup Studio
Makeup Artist :: Blush Makeup Studio
Floral Designer :: Twigs Floral Design
Catering :: Classic Catering
Cake :: Layers
Invitations :: Minted
Photographer :: Laura & Rachel Photography
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MEET LAURA & RACHEL
Together, we have worked in the wedding industry for over a decade, and make up one incredibly unique mother-daughter fine art wedding photography team. We have documented weddings from the breathtaking West Coast, to the historic East, and have had our work published internationally both in print and online. Our wanderlust hearts have taken us all over the country, capturing love stories, and visiting quaint hometown coffee shops along the way, and even though we've spent most of our lives in a nautical California town, we now call South Carolina home, expanding to the low country of Charleston. We are photographers, directors, curators, and most of all, storytellers for your wedding.
And WE can't wait to get to know you!
O My Goodness, what a Gorgeous place to be married and that car!!!
What a beautiful wedding!
Absolutely stunning photos! And the bride’s dress is gorgeous! Oh, I wish I could get married all over again!
Your editing style is perfection + this couple is absolutely stunning! Such beautiful work.
So pretty! nicely done!