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 knew the time was right and we wanted nothing more than to put a ring on Marin’s hand, so he flew to California without her knowing to ask for her parents blessing. While there learning she was planning a surprise visit to come see him within the next few weeks and he knew the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Playing it off as a surprise, he let Marin truly believe he had no idea she was coming, the mean while her family was flying here as well to celebrate what was just about to happen!
It was a quiet morning and they were enjoying brunch downtown Charleston when they decided to take a walk around the battery district. Enjoying the magnificent views and historic homes, all while trying to stay dry as a stray rain shower passed by.
Surrounded by blooming camellias and large low hanging mossy oak trees, Matt took her hand and lead her down a secluded cobblestone alleyway. Little did she know, we were right there waiting. The moment had come and next thing we knew he was down on one knee and she couldn’t stop smiling! The biggest grin we had ever seen! Even once we started taking portraits, she would just stop and bend to her knees laughing thinking “Is this real life!?!?!”
We spent some time walking the surrounding areas of downtown Charleston taking portraits before we said our goodbyes. Marin’s next surprise was right down the street, as her entire family was waiting at a nearby restaurant to celebrate with them. Congratulations Matt & Marin! Your Downtown Charleston proposal was amazing and we cannot wait to hear more about wedding plans!
Look at that smile! Marin you’re radiant!
Let us help create the proposal of her dreams! View some of our past proposals to get some ideas on what we’ve done, but skies the limit! From a Carolina sunrise on the beach, California sunset along the cliffs, golden vineyards of Napa to Carmel Valley, historic cobblestone streets of Charleston, ancient mossy oak trees of a southern plantation, to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Together we will curate your perfect setting!
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Jose & Tiffany | Charleston Proposal
Mitch & Lauryn | Big Sur Proposal
Willie & Peony | Carmel Beach Proposal
Jordan & Catie | Big Sur Proposal
Andy & Allison | Garrapata Beach Big Sur Proposal
Sam & Colette | Bernardus Lodge Rose Garden Proposal
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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!