Charleston Wentworth Mansion Proposal | Nicole & Ian

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 Wentworth Mansion Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography

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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 […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Quinceañera Portrait Session | Lauren

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 […]

Charleston Quinceañera Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Maternity Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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 […]

Charleston Maternity Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography

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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 […]

Charleston Proposal | Folly Beach Proposal | Picnic Proposal | Beach Proposal | Surprise Proposal | Laura and Rachel Photography www.lauraandrachel.com

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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 Senior Portraits | Erika Class of 2020

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 […]

Charleston Senior Portrait Photographer | Charleston Photographer | College of Charleston | Laura and Rachel Photography www.lauraandrachle.com

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Charleston Maternity Session | Kacie of Lashes & Lace Charleston

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 […]

Charleston Maternity Session | Charleston Maternity Photographer | Laura and Rachel Photography

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Downtown Charleston Anniversary Session | Ian & Kelly

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 Engagement Session | Charleston Anniversary Session | Charleston Wedding Photographers Laura and Rachel Photography

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Charleston Senior Portraits Session | Devin Class of 2021

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 […]

Charleston Senior Session | Charleston Senior Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Magnolia Plantation Proposal | Chris & Kathleen

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 […]

Magnolia Plantation Proposal | Charleston Wedding Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Isle of Palms Family Portrait Session | Beach Family Portraits

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, […]

Isle of Palms Family Portrait Session | Charleston Family Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography

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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 […]

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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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