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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pet Family Portrait | This was the most adorable idea ever! Exactly one year from the day we captured these portraits, RJ and Ally exchanged I Do’s for their beautiful Santa Lucia Preserve wedding. Just a few weeks from our cross country move to Charleston, Rachel two-weeks postpartum, their wedding was one of the last […]

A Charleston Family Christmas Session | It’s the most wonderful time of year, right?!? There is shopping to get done, decorations to hang, houses to clean, food to prep, and company to get ready for, not to mention your normal day-to-day life. You may be wishing for of a more simplistic time, I know we’ve […]

A Bernardus Lodge Wedding | A wedding venue most brides dream about their entire lives. Nestled in the hills of Carmel Valley, California, with vineyards stretched along the 28 acres of magnificent views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, this is the crème de la crème wedding location. The moment you enter the lavender lined driveway, […]

Charleston Wedding Proposal | No hurricane could stop this proposal! Months before Davis planned on proposing, he asked us to capture the big moment. This was something he knew Averi would treasure forever and needed to make sure it was documented. Coming from Florida and not knowing exactly where he wanted this Charleston proposal to […]

A Big Sur Anniversary Session. We met Lexi nearly five years ago while speaking at a photography conference in Texas and immediately became friends. Lexi herself is a boudoir photographer and shared with us her dream of one day visiting California. Fast forward a few years, we get an email with some exciting news! Lexi […]

Carmel Valley Lifestyle Session. This is exactly why we have fallen in LOVE with capturing lifestyle sessions! We met Ramon and Angie back in 2016. This was when we had 10 short days to plan an epic bridal runway show (which we did pull off by the way!), and they attended. They were already married, […]

Folly Beach Anniversary. We moved to Charleston ten months ago. 10 months! We can hardly believe it’s been that long already. While we were going through the process of building our home, so were Courtney and Jesse. These two-amazing people, actually became our neighbors, moving right next door! Talk about southern hospitality! From Augusta, with […]

San Francisco Engagement | Amanda and Tino actually went to the same high school, but only vaguely knew of each other through friends. Tino was two years older, so once he graduated, they had lost any contact. Amanda was friends with Tino’s sister, and one day mentioned she should hang out with her brother (hint […]

Lauren and Dan’s wedding venue was one of the finest luxury hotels in North America, the Hotel Del Monte, a total hidden gem, now occupies the present Naval Postgraduate School. You would never have imagined there was a real life secret garden hidden just behind these military walls! We were so excited Cake and Lace, Whimsically […]

Monterey Maternity Session. Six years ago, these two lovebirds, trusted us to capture their wedding day. Nothing touches are our hearts more than having past wedding couples come back to us for a maternity session. We’ve seen these two grow and mature in so many ways, now we get watch them become parents! This Monterey […]

A Scottsdale Arizona wedding. I’m looking back through the images from Walker and Molly’s wedding and in aw of how beautiful the day was, but I struggled with how to write this blog. Do I share with you all the amazing highlights of the day and tell you how everything was perfect, or reveal the […]

MEET LAURA & RACHEL

CHARLESTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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!

We're Laura & Rachel

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