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 […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Charleston Wedding Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography


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 […]

Charleston Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography


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


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


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


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


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


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


Pet Family Portraits | When Your New Child is a Fur Baby | Welcome Buster

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 […]

Monterey Anniversary Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


Historic Downtown Charleston Anniversary Session | Mike & Jana

Downtown Charleston Anniversary Session | Escaping the freezing temperatures from their home in Oklahoma, Mike and Jana decided to make this work trip to Charleston, partial rest and relaxation.  This is a time in life that calls for celebration, some call it a new chapter. Mike recently retiring from the police department, Jana starting her […]

Charleston Anniversary Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Family Christmas Session | Jammies + Stories + Fun!

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 | The Ultimate Luxury Carmel Valley Wedding Venue

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, […]

Bernardus Lodge Wedding | Carmel Valley | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Wedding Proposal | Waterfront Park | Davis & Avery

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 […]

My fiancé hired Laura and Rachel to capture our proposal in Charleston, South Carolina and I’m so happy he chose them. Due to a hurricane the previous weekend, my fiancé was unable to meet this mother-daughter pair prior to the day-of, but it made no difference because their sweet, vivacious personalities made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. After he asked and I said YES, Laura and Rachel talked us through different poses during our engagement photo shoot. My head was still in the clouds and full of excitement and happiness, so I greatly appreciated the direction! A few hours later when they sent us the photos, we were still celebrating with our family and friends and were surprised at how many photos they sent! I love so many of the photos they took that I still have trouble choosing my absolute favorite. They were truly able to capture how we felt in the moment and I could not thank them enough! We loved them, the experience and the results!


Big Sur Anniversary Session | Pfeiffer Beach | Will & Lexi

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 […]

Big Sur Anniversary Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


Carmel Valley Lifestyle Session | New Home | Angie & Ramon

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, […]

Carmel Valley Lifestyle Session | New House | Laura & Rachel Photography


Folly Beach Anniversary | Charleston Family Session | Jesse & Courtney

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 […]

Folly Beach Anniversary Session | Charleston Photographers Laura & Rachel Photography


San Francisco Engagement | Lover’s Lane & Sutro Baths | Amanda & Tino

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 […]

San Francisco Engagement | Lover's Lane & Sutro Baths | Laura & Rachel Photography


Naval Postgraduate School Herman Hall | Monterey Wedding Photographer | Cake & Lace Feature

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 Wedding Photographer | Naval Postgraduate School Herman Hall


Monterey Senior Portrait Session | Julia from Notre Dame High School

This Monterey senior portrait session with Julia was so much fun! Sometimes our seniors arrive alone or with their mothers, but not Julia, she brought the whole gang! Parents, sister, and a friend! Her awesome dad, Jerry, reached out to us because of two of our past seniors had said nothing but rave reviews about […]

Monterey Senior Session | Notre Dame High School | Laura & Rachel Photography


Monterey Maternity Session | Welcoming a Baby Boy | David & Raquel

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 […]

Monterey Maternity Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


JW Marriott Camelback Inn | Scottsdale, Arizona Wedding | Walker & Molly

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 […]

JW Marriott Camel Back Inn Wedding | Scottsdale Arizona Wedding | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Anniversary Session | Celebrating Life | Laura & Andy

Charleston Anniversary Session. This is what you call true southern love! Andy was born and raised on a small rural island in the suburbs of Charleston, me, a small nautical home-town on the central coast of California. Over 2,700 miles separated us for nearly four decades. We both experienced life in completely different ways, yet […]

Charleston Anniversary Session | Fenwick Plantation | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Anniversary Session | Rachel & Paul Celebrate Two Years

Charleston Family Portraits. If you would have told us a little more than two years ago, that we would be planning Rachel and Paul’s wedding, they would have a baby, build a home, and we all would move across the country, we would have called you crazy, but that’s exactly what we did. Makenna was […]

Charleston Anniversary Session | Sullivan's Island | Laura & Rachel Photography


The Carolinas Magazine Feature | Fine Art Film Charleston Engagement

Charleston Fine Art Photographer. Those words have been a long time coming, but flows so beautifully after our names. This gorgeous Charleston engagement session recently featured by The Carolinas Magazine, was one of our first film submissions, and we were blown away how much attention it received and quickly it was accepted. Film! It might […]

The Carolinas Magazine Feature | Sullivan's Island Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Family Portraits | Folly Beach | The Roy Family

Charleston Family Photographer. You read it right! For years, behind the scenes of wedding, engagements, and anniversaries, we’ve been capturing families. Besides that being how we actually started our business over 8 years ago, our engaged couples get married, and you know what they say, “First comes love, then comes marriage, this comes the baby […]

Charleston Family Beach Portraits | Laura & Rachel Photography


San Francisco Engagement Session | Carly & Carlos

San Francisco engagement sessions always so dreamy! The light, the views, the magic of the city, always takes our breath away. Carly and Carlos we’re referred to us by one of our past couples since they’re getting married in North Carolina later this year, but since home is San Francisco, we just had to fly […]

Baker Beach Engagement Session | San Francisco | Bay Area Wedding Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography


California Fall Mini Sessions

Mini Sessions! You asked… we listened! That’s right, we’re coming back to Cali (for a few days that is ), and while we’re there we are offering MINI SESSIONS! Our favorite time of year is almost here… FALL! We can’t wait to bring out our scarves and tall boots, feel the crisp cool bite in the […]

Fall Family Mini Sessions | California Mini Sessions | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Maternity Session | Zachary & Katherine

Being a Charleston photographer has opened our doors to so much more than just weddings. Here in the Low Country, Babymoon’s are such a huge thing! What’s cuter than just before a momma-to-be can’t travel anymore, enjoys one last relaxing vacation… a.k.a. Babymoon. Zach and Katherine traveled all the way from Massachusetts to South Carolina, […]

Charleston photographer | Charleston Maternity Session | Laura & Rachel Photography


Mission Ranch Wedding | Kate & Andy

Details! Details! Details! Our hearts were swooning over all the details Kate had created from us the moment we walked through the door. She was just as excited as we were, if not more, to literally take us by the hand and guide us to the awaiting full invitation suite (which she had the calligrapher […]


Photography Ring Hack That Changed Our Life | Instagram vs Reality

We get asked all the time how we get the most amazing ring shots during an engagement session. We’re normally not in an ideal background location for flat lays, lighting is unpredictable, and on very limited time. For starters, take ring shots while your couple is doing their outfit change. We have all our couples […]

Monterey Wedding Photographer | Charleston Wedding Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography


Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach | Elizabeth & Jeremy

A dream Charleston engagement session! This session has nearly every element of why we moved here. The historic mossy tree lined driveways, white long sandy beaches, fence and sea grass filled sea shores, and sunset light that will leave you breathless. Elizabeth and Jeremy flew all the way from Texas for us to capture their […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Charleston Wedding Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography


Carmel Engagement Session | Big Sur Engagement| Starlene & Daniel

This Carmel engagement session was a year in the making. Early last year we had the honor of capturing the most beautiful Bernardus Lodge wedding. Little did we know, Starlene, maid of honor and sister of the bride, would get engaged herself a year later and reach out to us to capture her wedding. Better […]

Carmel Engagement Session | Puerto Rico Wedding | Laura & Rachel Photography


Big Sur Engagement Photographer | Alison & Johnny

The magic of Calla Lily Valley brought us back for this Big Sur engagement session. It’s uncommon for blooms to last though March, but with the amount of rain California has had this year, we were pleasantly surprised to see valley completely in bloom in May! The day was slightly overcast, yet still warm, it […]

Big Sur Engagement | San Francisco Wedding Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography


Pebble Beach Engagement | Natalie & Dominic

A Pebble Beach engagement session at sunset?!?! Yeeeesssss please! We met Natalie and Dominic though a mutual friend and knew right away we were going to be best of friends. When the topic of wedding planning came up, we talked for hours! From venues to favors, dresses to bridal party… we could have gone on […]

Pebble Beach Engagement Session | Pebble Beach Wedding Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography


Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding | Mitchell & Lauryn

A Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding. Talk about years in the making and we’ve been dying to share this one! It all started back in 2016 when we we hosted the Pottery Barn Bridal Runway Show and Lauryn was the raffle winner for a free couples portrait session. We were instant friends! We hadn’t yet met […]

Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding | Carmel Wedding Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography


Carats & Cake Feature | Santa Lucia Preserve Wedding

A Santa Lucia Preserve wedding is like no other. Time and time again we are in awe of how absolutely gorgeous the weddings are we capture really are. Every single detail thought of, no stone left unturned, nothing forgotten. It feels as if we’re walking through the pages of a real life magazine!  We love […]

Carats & Cake Feature | Santa Lucia Preserve Wedding, Carmel Valley Wedding, Laura and Rachel Photography