Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | Emily & Evan

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 […]

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Kiawah Island Engagement Session | Shellie & Brayden

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 […]

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Boone Hall Plantation Engagement Session | Joanna & Jeff

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 […]

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Charleston Proposal | Folly Beach Proposal | Leo & Victoria

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 […]

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Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | Connor & Julia

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 […]

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Charleston Proposal | Folly Beach Picnic Proposal | Julia & Chris

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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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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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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach Engagement Session | Samantha & Drew

Oh friends, this Charleston engagement session has our hearts swooning for more! Historic buildings, ancient mossy oak trees, white sandy shores, and a PUPPY! Now this is our love language! With our feet planted here in Charleston for six months now, we’ve had the time to explore and get more acquainted with the area. There […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach Engagement Session | Puppy Engagement Session | Charleston Wedding Photographers Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Proposal | Charleston Wedding Photographers

A Charleston proposal. July in South Carolina. It’s hot, it’s humid, but the sunsets are unbelievable! Every corner you turn there’s a waterway leading to either a bridge or dock, that opens to the most magical of locations. It’s a photographers’ paradise! Just off the mainland, we took a side road that led down to […]

Charleston Proposal | South Carolina | Proposal Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Engagement Session | Downtown Historic District & Sullivan’s Island | Ryan & Alyssa

Being a Charleston wedding photographer is what dreams are made of! A few weeks ago we shared with you this beautiful Charleston bridal session. If you remember we had mentioned this was a quick trip, literally three days on the ground and we had 5 sessions, in the low-country’s summer heat and humidity. Oh boy, […]

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Rachel & Paul’s Annapolis, Maryland Engagement Session | United States Naval Academy | Amy & Jordan

An Annapolis, Maryland engagement session was always a dream, but let’s back up a bit. Back in November, we were finalizing our re-brand, and wanted nothing more to go live with Davey & Krista in their home office in Maryland. There’s just something about working hands on with your designers for the finishing touches, and […]

Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session | Amy & Jordan Photography

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Bridal Shower Ideas | How to Plan an Amazing Bridal Shower | Rachel’s Bridal Shower

Rachel’s bridal shower was something I had thought about from the moment she said yes! I wanted something well thought out, details galore, with all our close family and friends, yet affordable. I wanted, well, everything. That’s not too much to ask, right? I’ll be the first to admit I put too much pressure on […]

Bridal Shower Ideas | Laura & Rachel

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Big Sur Photographer | Anniversary | Lauryn & Mitch

Back in October we were asked to host a bridal runway show, but we felt like the Patriots did during halftime of yesterdays super bowl, nearly defeated. We had less than a week to pull this off and expectations were high. If you read the recap blog of the event, you know in the last […]

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