Charleston Bridal Session

Charleston Bridal Session | Filmy. Classic. Iconic. The words we were trying to construe throughout this session. There is something about Charleston that just softly shouts, timeless beauty. Through its historic architecture, ancient tree groves, and cobblestone streets, it resonates through its weddings. There is something about Charleston that is truly magical. This session was […]

Charleston Bridal Portraits | Laura and Rachel Photography

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Charleston Elopement | Andy & Laura

Charleston Elopement | You might not know our story. Everyone has their own, but through this bumpy road called life, how from opposite sides of the country (literally California to South Carolina), this small-town girl met a very rural country boy, and that was it. Less than two weeks after we officially had our feet […]

Charleston Elopement Photographer | Charleston Engagement Photographer | Charleston Wedding Photographer | Laura and Rachel Photography

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Charleston Wentworth Mansion Proposal | Nicole & Ian

A Rooftop Charleston Wentworth Mansion Proposal | Ian came to us with a plan, now we just needed to help bring it to life! Nicole and Ian had a long, indoor, 2020 together (as a lot of us did), and there was a much needed girls trip in Nicole’s future, or so she though. Living […]

Charleston Wentworth Mansion Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Engagement Session | Courtney & Justin

Charleston Engagement Session | Reschedule after COVID reschedule, their engagement session day was finally happening! Courtney and Justin were originally getting married in March 2021, but with all things COVID, postponed one year and one day later, to March 2022. What a better way to celebrate their originally wedding date by having their engagement session […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Quinceañera Portrait Session | Lauren

Charleston Quinceañera Portrait Session | Lauren is a real life princess! Look at her! This was such a dream day for beginning to end! Lets back up a bit, because we found it funny that we spent 8 years photographing in California, in an very Hispanic populated area, yet here in Charleston was our very […]

Charleston Quinceañera Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Upstairs at Midtown Wedding | Charleston Wedding | Omar & Rawan

Upstairs at Midtown Charleston Wedding | Who would have imagined how 2020 would affect the wedding world. From couples planning their big day, to small businesses shaken to their core, wondering when and if the wedding industry would ever get back to the way it was. Rawan and Omar had a June 2020 wedding planned. […]

Charleston Wedding | Upstairs at Midtown | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Maternity Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

Charleston Maternity Session | This is Spring in Charleston and our absolute favorite time of year here! The cherry blooms are popping up everywhere, the Azaleas are in full bloom, the Chamilias are about to show their true beauty, and that’s not even mentioning how amazing it smells. These two newlyweds decided to escape from […]

Charleston Maternity Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Waterfront Park Proposal | Patric & Kiara

Waterfront Park Proposal | New Years day, a horse drawn carriage ride, an elaborate set up, a GOREGOUS ring, champagne, and Ring Pops. You heard right, Ring Pops! A few years ago, on Patric and Kiara’s first date on New Years day, Patric slid a ring pop on Kiara’s finger, and what a perfect moment […]

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Seabrook Island Engagement Session | Charleston Engagement | Katie & Ryan

Seabrook Island Engagement Session | These two came all the way from Tennessee, with their pups Sully we might add, for their engagement session. These two adorable soles were planning a COVID wedding (insert big sigh here). What was originally going to be a large elaborate affair, was now only twenty of their closest family […]

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Charleston Wedding | Folly Beach Elopement | James & Stefanie

Charleston Elopement | COVID hit yet again, but love stands strong and always wins! James and Stefanie has a very large wedding planned, but with current ways of the world not giving up, they decided to be married was more important than the event itself, and chose her childhood summer home here in Folly Beach […]

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Charleston Engagement Session at Folly Beach | Brianna & Matt

Folly Beach Engagement | We have been incredibly blessed this year, even with COVID, and the fear it has put in many couples while planning their wedding, our couples are pushing forward. Could their wedding have to be postponed? Yes. Should we still do an engagement session to celebrate this time in their lives? Heck […]

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Charleston Proposal | Nick & Allyson’s Folly Beach Proposal

Charleston Proposal at Folly Beach | We’re sure we sound like a broken record by always saying how much we love capturing a proposal. Over the past few years, we’ve captured 65 proposals. 65! That is a lot of nerves, anticipation, down on one knee moments, we’ve been able to be a part of and […]

Charleston Proposal | Folly Beach Proposal | Picnic Proposal | Beach Proposal | Surprise Proposal | Laura and Rachel Photography www.lauraandrachel.com

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Charleston Honeymoon Portrait Session | Chandler & Meghan

Charleston Honeymoon Portrait Session | What an amazing gift idea! Meghan and Chandler had been married the day before this session, flew into Charleston, spent their first day as husband and wife exploring downtown Charleston, before meeting us for a sunset portrait session. This was thanks to Meghan’s mom, who had contacted us weeks prior, […]

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Charleston Senior Portraits | Erika Class of 2020

Charleston Senior Portrait Photographer | Have you ever imagined with submitting your DNA on something like 23andme, you would actually find family you never knew about? Well, it actually happened to us! We started playing around, building a family tree on ancestry, trying to see if we could find out truly the history of our […]

Charleston Senior Portrait Photographer | Charleston Photographer | College of Charleston | Laura and Rachel Photography www.lauraandrachle.com

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Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery Wedding | Johnny & Alison

Wine Country Wedding | COVID couldn’t stop them, even though it seriously tried! We met Johnny and Alison through our dear friends Amy & Jordan, who were planning a dream winery wedding in March of 2020. Little did we know when planning this day a year prior, COVID would change the world literally the weeks […]

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Charleston Proposal | Longitude Lane Proposal | John & Kathleen

Historic Downtown Charleston Proposal | All this planning begin with an Instagram message. John and Kathleen were planning a trip to Charleston to escape the business of home in Boston and John wanted to propose! Eeeeeekkkk! We love nothing more than to be with our couples capturing day one of their forever together! John wanted […]

Charleston Proposal Photographer | Charleston Engagement Photographer | Laura and Rachel Photography

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Charleston Maternity Session | Kacie of Lashes & Lace Charleston

Charleston Maternity Session | A lot of mamas-to-be, once they hit their third trimester, don’t feel they look their best and pass on a maternity session. Trust us, we understand! We’ve been in the exact same boat. Its even difficult, especially in 2020, to get ready on a daily basis, not to mention all glammed […]

Charleston Maternity Session | Charleston Maternity Photographer | Laura and Rachel Photography

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Downtown Charleston Anniversary Session | Ian & Kelly

Downtown Charleston Portrait Session | When visiting Charleston, most everyone wants their portrait session location to capture the true heart of the city along with its history. You want the mossy oak trees Charleston is famous for, historic buildings, pastel colors, palmetto trees, and cobblestone streets. We love nothing more than guiding our clients though […]

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Charleston Senior Portraits Session | Devin Class of 2021

Charleston Senior Portraits | Yup, we said Charleston senior portraits, not Michigan, where this amazing senior Devin flew in from to have us capture her senior session. Can you believe that!!! She could have chosen anywhere, and she chose the beautiful Low Country to have her senior portraits captured. Three outfits, three amazing locations, an […]

Charleston Senior Session | Charleston Senior Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Even though it isn’t officially winter until the end of December, Thanksgiving feels like the transition that fall is coming to a close. The leaves have fallen to the ground, there is a crisp bite in the air that makes you want to snuggle up inside, light that first fire of the season, and the […]

Legare Pumpkin Patch | Charleston Family Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Magnolia Plantation Proposal | Chris & Kathleen

A Magnolia Plantation Proposal | Directly from the pages of a Nicholas Sparks novel, literally. A portion of The Notebook was filmed right here in Charleston, Magnolia Plantation to be exact, is right where the Audobon Swamp Garden is, the setting of the scene where Noah rows Allie through a lake filled with swans. Where […]

Magnolia Plantation Proposal | Charleston Wedding Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Isle of Palms Family Portrait Session | Beach Family Portraits

Isle of Palms Family Portraits | COVID has changed the way we vacation, the way we celebrate, the way we see family and friends. It has changes our behavior, our wellbeing, and lets not talk about anxiety! This year summers weren’t spent at amusement parks, you didn’t dare go near an airport, and if anything, […]

Isle of Palms Family Portrait Session | Charleston Family Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Wrightsville Manor Wedding | Wilmington North Carolina Wedding | Carlos & Carly

Wrightsville Manor Wedding | We literally squealed with excitement when Carly and Carlos asked us to be their wedding photographers, because the way it all came to life is a story in its own. Back in 2015, we photographed the Matt and Stacy’s gorgeous Monterey Plaza Hotel wedding. We had met Matt back when he […]

Wrightsville Manor Wedding | Wilmington Wedding Photographer | Featured on The Knot | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Anniversary Portraits | Rainbow Row & Folly Beach | Taylor & Tyler

Charleston Anniversary Session | 5 Years. High school sweethearts. Truly growing up and in love together. You might remember Laura’s story, nearly two years ago moved to Charleston, and within a few weeks, met her now fiancé, Andy. Both of them having two children of their own, and as close as Laura and Rachel area, […]

Charleston Anniversary Session | Rainbow Row & Folly Beach | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Lifestyle Session | Baby Adeline

Charleston Lifestyle Session | There is something so incredibly special about the first week at home with your newborn. I think a lot of mamas get intimidated that they won’t “look good” right after the baby is born, and avoid scheduling such a unique session. Then their little ones turns a month old in a […]

Charleston Lifestyle Newborn Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Monterey Proposal | Cody & Courtney | Featured on How They Asked

Monterey Proposal | The moment we spoke with Cody over the phone, we instantaneously knew this was going to be one of the most dreamiest proposals we had ever captured, and Inspired By This agreed by publishing this Monterey Proposal immediately! It’s the moment we have all dreamt of. Being completely swept away by a […]

Monterey Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Maternity Session | Hampton Park | Clay & Jessie

Charleston Maternity Session | These two may look very familiar. A few months we shared their gorgeous Kiawah proposal story, adorable pregnant belly and all, and this Charleston maternity session is what she was expecting. Let me back up and remind you of the story. Clay and Jessie traveled all the way from Chicago and […]

Hampton Park Maternity Session | Charleston Maternity Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Isle of Palms Anniversary Session | Kyle & Leigh

Isle of Palms Anniversary | This gorgeous couple is celebrating 10 years of marriage this year. 10 Years! That is something that cannot go un-celebrated. A year and a half ago when we relocated to the Low Country, we left our leadership role of the Rising Tide Society in Monterey, California, and joined the local […]

Charleston Anniversary Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Downtown Charleston Engagement | Rawan & Omar

Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | We met Rawan and Omar right after Christmas for coffee downtown Charleston and hit it off immediately! These two complement each other so well, and Omar kept us laughing, making time just fly by. We knew instantly we were all going to be the best of friends and this was […]

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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 […]

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How to Celebrate an 18th Birthday | A Charleston Girls Birthday Excursion

A Charleston Girls Birthday Excursion | When your mom asks you to choose a few friends and pick a place you want to spend your 18th birthday, Anna’s answer was Charleston! How fun is this! A full weekend with your besties in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Anna’s mom reached out […]

Charleston Photographer Girls Trip | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Family Lifestyle Session | The Roy’s Mississippi Home

Family Lifestyle Session. Back in July we captured a Folly Beach family portrait session of the most adorable family in the world while they were vacationing here in Charleston, The Roy’s. Little did we know, this family of 3 was soon to be a family and 4, and they hadn’t shared this wonderful secret with […]

Mississippi Lifestyle Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Family Photographer | The Hayes Family Road Trip

Charleston Family Photographer | Silence. A flashing cursor. A million different ideas flowing through our brains, but yet have no idea how to put them into words. That’s us at this very moment. Throughout our lives, we’ve had many, many friends. A handful of people we would consider best friends, then there is Natalie Franke. […]

Charleston Family Portraits | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Intercontinental The Clement Monterey Wedding | Chris & Michelle

An Intercontinental The Clement Monterey wedding and an absolute amazing couple. Everything about this wedding was a dream come true! You may remember Chris and Michelle from their sunset Carmel engagement session where we strolled though the golf greens of the valley and ended on the coastal rocky shore for sunset. We walked into the […]

Monterey Clement Wedding | Intercontinental Wedding | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Wedding | McLeod Plantation Elopement | Jason & Michelle

McLeod Plantation Wedding | A large family equals a large wedding, which means lots and lots of planning. Michelle reached out to us just a few days before their arrival in Charleston. They had been engaged for awhile and wedding plans were in full effect back home in Florida. They’re minimal idealistic vision had slowly […]

Bernardus Lodge Wedding | Carmel Valley | Laura & Rachel Photography

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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

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