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 […]

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

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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 […]

Charleston Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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, […]

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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 […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Charleston Wedding Photographers | 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 […]

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

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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

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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

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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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Santa Lucia Preserve Wedding | Robert & Alexandra

In 2011, when we started to photograph weddings, we created a long list of all the dream wedding venues we wanted to capture weddings at, and felt if we were able to book a wedding at each of these venues, we had officially “made it.” It’s so funny for us to look back at this […]

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Intimate Charleston Plantation Wedding

A Charleston plantation wedding is what southern girls hearts are made of. There is something completely magical about the light, mossy trees, waterfront docks, lush woods, all intertwined with the incredible history. Tucked away deep in the woods of Charleston, a Low Country wedding is what we’ve dreamed about capturing for years! Getting ready in […]

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Big Sur Engagement Session | Kelly & Christopher

A Big Sur engagement session… dreamy light that turned to slightly overcast skies, a beach cruiser bicycle, an energetic couple, and FILM! This was such a fun and BEAUTIFUL engagement session! This is one of our first sessions we’re sharing that’s a true hybrid session, meaning captured with both digital and film images. The way […]

Big Sur Engagement Session | California Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Carmel Valley Maternity Session | Big Sur Maternity Session | Rachel & Paul

This is one excited mamma to have the opportunity to photograph her own daughters maternity session AND that Inspired By This wanted to do a full feature of it! With the announcement only a few months ago Rachel and Paul we’re excepting, then the big news it’s going to be a girl, my Granna heart […]

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The Lodge at Pebble Beach | Kimberly & Josh’s Rehearsal Dinner

We couldn’t have envisioned a more gorgeous location for a rehearsal dinner than along the 18th hole at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Kimberly and Josh’s family went all out, reserving the entire Stillwater Grill restaurant to celebrate with friends and family the night before their wedding. Lavish florals, a dinner set for kings, and […]

The Lodge at Pebble Beach | Rehearsal Dinner | Laura & Rachel Photography

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We’re Having a Girl!

IT’S A GIRL!!! Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Baby shower plans are in full effect and we now know to doctorate with pink (rose gold to be more accurate)! Today marks 28 weeks and we’ve entered the third and final trimester. In only 12 short weeks we’ll […]

Laura & Rachel Gender Reveal

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Charleston Wedding Photographer | Charleston Bridal Session

  Officially a Charleston Wedding Photographer… someone pinch us! That has been a dream of ours for years to actually say out loud. With the whirlwind of emotions lately with the announcement we’re moving to Charleston, South Carolina and that Rachel’s pregnant, reality has set in that we’re moving our business cross country. Not a […]

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

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