Charleston Wedding Paul & Carly


Cannon Green Wedding Downtown Charleston | A modern tropical vibe isn’t what you normally comes to mind living in DC where Carly and Paul were living when they started wedding planning, and the theme they wanted for not only their wedding, but life...

They wanted to escape West Virginia for the coast, landing in the Charleston area for the week. Newley engaged, they thought there couldn’t be more of a perfect place than a Kiawah Island engagement session while in town. Just steps out of their beach house, a wooden boardwalk lined their walkway to one of the most spectacular beaches of all time, Kiawah Island. 

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Are you thinking about taking the next big step and get down on one knee? Here are a few of the best places to propose in Charleston! Having captured more than 100 proposals all over the country, Charleston is one of the most magical places! From the moment you know you’ve found the one, and […]

Charleston Waterfront Proposal | Tanner was adoriable! He emailed us saying him and his girlfriend, Emily, were planning a trip to Charleston to celebrate their three year anniversary. He told us while it’s been three years, he knew within a few weeks, she was his person. Queue all the tears! Staying at The Vendue in […]

Cannon Green Wedding Downtown Charleston | A modern tropical vibe isn’t what you normally comes to mind living in DC where Carly and Paul were living when they started wedding planning, and the theme they wanted for not only their wedding, but life. Carly had been visiting Charleston for over two decades and knew deep […]

Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | Gardens, dresses with bows, picnics, champagne toasts (and sprays!), and a gorgeous couple!?!? That to us sounds like the perfect engagement session! This downtown Charleston engagement session is one we will never forget! Emily and Evan met through mutual friends and dated long distance for years. Emily from South Carolina […]

Kiawah Island Engagement Session | Summers in Charleston can be tricky when it comes to the weather. Not only is it hot and humid, but there are always the late afternoon showers you have to look out for. That can be a bit difficult when planning a portrait session. On the flip side, the overcast […]

Middleton Place Proposal | Twenty-four short hours. That’s how long we had to plan, prepare, and pull off this GORGEOUS Middleton Place proposal. You may remember Tyler and Taylor from their portrait session a few years ago, and you can read more about their story there. Short story, Tyler is Laura’s stepson, Rachel’s step-brother, but […]

Boone Hall Plantation Engagement | When you imagine Charleston, two types of consequential images probably come to mind. Long dirt roads surrounded by ancient low hanging mossy trees, with long wooden docks overlooking the marshland that eventually lead to the ocean, or historic pastel colored structures with window boxes always in bloom, encompassed by cobblestone […]

Charleston Proposal | Leo grew up near Virginia Beach and knew when planning to propose to his girlfriend Victoria of seven years, it needed to be near the ocean. Planning this surprise trip months and months in advance, Leo wanted everything to be perfect, so he immediately emailed us to help with the planning process […]

Cavallo Point Lodge Wedding, San Francisco, California | We had two more California wedding left after this one, and that was it. It was a weird reality. Not that we would never be back, because obviously we have the west coast in our blood and will always return to where we began, but to not […]

Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | We met Conner and Julia though mutual friends, and we instantly knew these two were special. We’ve loved being by their side planning their fall Creek Club at I’On wedding and capturing their engagement session was top of the list! We walked the downtown streets of Charleston, Julia trying to […]

Bernardus Lodge Wedding | Our trips back to California didn’t happen nearly as much as hoped to this year thanks to COVID, but when we did, this one was a stunner! Devan and Jonathan call Los Angeles home, but escaped the city life to get married in wine country, also known as Carmel Valley. The […]

Charleston Proposal | It’s warm summer night, you just finished dinner with the extended family at a beach rental vacation house, when you decide it is too perfect of an evening to miss a sandy stroll with your love. Chris mentioned to Julia his idea to get some fresh seaside air, and she totally agreed. […]

Wild Dunes Resort Wedding | If you could go anywhere in the world and get married, where would you go? That’s actually what a lot couples planning to get married are thinking these days thanks to COVID. A lot of 2020 couples who were planning a grand affair and couldn’t because of reschedule after reschedule, […]

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 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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]



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, story tellers for your wedding.

And WE can't wait to get to know you!

We're Laura & Rachel

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