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Looking for a Charleston engagement photographer?

Engagement sessions are usually one of your first photography experiences as a couple. During your Charleston engagement session, we will take photos in a place that is meaningful to you and will take a variety of fun and posed photos. An engagement session is a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera and get to know your wedding photographer and how they operate. It is also a great way for your photographer to get to know who you are as a couple! Some of my favorite Charleston engagement session spots are Downtown Charleston, Hampton Park, and Strawberry Chapel.

Zito + Colleen | Isle of Palms Proposal

Zito + Colleen | Isle of Palms Proposal Isle of palms proposal

A few weeks ago, I got to help celebrate Zito and Colleen’s Isle of Palms proposal! After dodging the rain all week, the sun showed up and showed off for this sweet surprise. On a beautiful evening as the sun was setting, Zito proposed to Colleen on a private pier overlooking the ocean. And of course, she […]

Chris + Keyvi | Cypress Gardens Proposal

Chris + Keyvi | Cypress Gardens Proposal Cypress Gardens proposal on row boats

Chris contacted me about proposing to his girlfriend, Keyvi at Cypress Gardens. He had the idea to disguise the proposal as a couples session to document their trip to Charleston and wanted to propose on the boats at Cypress Gardens. It was so much fun to photograph Chris and Keyvi and I loved witnessing this romantic […]

Katherine + Trevor | Downtown Charleston Engagement Session

Katherine + Trevor | Downtown Charleston Engagement Session downtown charleston engagement photos at white point garden

I love meeting clients from out of town and seeing Charleston through new eyes! Walking around the city, taking in all of colors and textures, all while giving couples photos to remember their trip long after they return home is such a one of a kind experience. Katherine contacted me to have engagement photos taken […]

Recently Engaged? Here Are Your Next Steps!

Recently Engaged? Here Are Your Next Steps! Hampton Park engagement photos

Did you know that Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day are 4 of the 5 most popular days of the year to get engaged? So if you’re sporting around a sparkly new rock, you’re not alone!  If you got engaged over the holidays, CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is such a special and […]

Jessica + Arnaud | Christmas Couples Photos in Downtown Charleston

Jessica + Arnaud | Christmas Couples Photos in Downtown Charleston couples photos with christmas lights in downtown Charleston at night

Just a couple weeks before Christmas I had an idea to take some nighttime Christmas couples photos in Downtown Charleston with the city’s holiday lights all lit up. I asked on Instagram if anyone would be interested and got a reply from one of my 2020 brides. Jessica and Arnaud agreed to meet me downtown with just a […]

Nicole + Kevin | Couples Photos at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm

Nicole + Kevin | Couples Photos at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm Couples photos at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm

I’m back today with some more couples portraits from my Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm minis. This was the absolute best way to kick off the holiday season and I’m so excited to celebrate Christmas with family in just a few days! Nicole and Kevin were my last session of the day and they absolutely killed it! I […]

Ashley + Bryan | Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm

Ashley + Bryan | Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm Couples photos in Charleston, SC

Since last year’s mini sessions were so popular, I decided to host holiday sessions at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm again this year! Just as I remembered, the farm was the perfect place for some romantic couples photos and I loved being back amongst the rows and rows of Christmas trees. We’re just a few days away from […]

Michelle + Austin | Charleston Engagement Session

Michelle + Austin | Charleston Engagement Session engagement photos at the wish tree on Folly Beach

A few weeks ago I got to meet up with Michelle and Austin for their Charleston engagement session. They had a dreams of taking engagement photos on the streets of Downtown Charleston and also catching the sunset on Folly Beach so we chose to do both! It was so worth it and I was excited […]

Ivy + Derrick | Couples Photos at Colonial Lake

Ivy + Derrick | Couples Photos at Colonial Lake Couples photos at Colonial Lake in Downtown Charleston, SC

Earlier this month I met up with Ivy and Derrick for some late summer couples photos at Colonial Lake in Downtown Charleston. They recently celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary and I’m so honored to have captured their love for each other.  These two were so giddy and easy going during the whole session. They […]

Meagan + Christian | Downtown Charleston Engagement Photos

Meagan + Christian | Downtown Charleston Engagement Photos engagement photos in downtown Charleston, SC

I love when a couple is interested in taking their engagement photos in the historic district of downtown Charleston! Discovering the prettiest ivy covered walls and walking down the cobblestone streets – which Meagan did so gracefully in her pretty pink heels! – always make for some amazing photos.  Meagan and Christian were so much fun […]

Sydney + Pat | Hampton Park Engagement Photos

Sydney + Pat | Hampton Park Engagement Photos Hampton Park engagement photos

I love taking engagement photos at Hampton Park! Each season brings its own unique look to the park and you can always find the most beautiful spots around each corner. It’s always one of my top suggestions for outdoor engagement sessions in Charleston. I was glad when Sydney contacted me and said they were considering […]

Eva + Josh | Downtown Charleston Engagement Photos

Eva + Josh | Downtown Charleston Engagement Photos engagement photos at Colonial Lake in Charleston, SC

I met up with Eva and Josh just a couple weeks ago for their Downtown Charleston engagement photos. We started out walking on the cobblestones at Chalmers Street and then headed over to Colonial Lake. This was my first time taking photos at Colonial Lake after multiple trips to walk the dog and dreaming about all […]

Tips For Taking Charleston Engagement Photos In The Summer

Tips For Taking Charleston Engagement Photos In The Summer

If you’ve been around Charleston in the summertime, you know it can get hot and humid and honestly it can get a little miserable to be outside during the day. Even as a native I’ve never really gotten used to it, I’ve just learned to expect it .  So how do you prepare for taking […]

Ansley + Christian | Rainbow Row Engagement Session

Ansley + Christian | Rainbow Row Engagement Session Rainbow Row engagement photos

A few weeks ago I got to meet up with Ansley and Christian for their Rainbow Row engagement session. I’m so glad we could schedule a time during their weekend trip from Atlanta! We lucked out this day and the rainy weather stopped just before we were scheduled to meet for our session. Even though […]

Alanna + Gabe | Cypress Gardens Engagement Photos

Alanna + Gabe | Cypress Gardens Engagement Photos The Notebook inspired Cypress Gardens engagement photos with couple in row boat with parasol

When Alanna messaged me on Instagram and told me she wanted to take her engagement photos in the row boats at Cypress Gardens, I knew it was going to be a good day! Alanna brought along the cutest parasol and it added the perfect amount of romance to their shoot.  If you’re a fan of […]

Morgan + Chris | Engagement Photos at Hampton Park + Magnolia Plantation

Morgan + Chris | Engagement Photos at Hampton Park + Magnolia Plantation Engagement photos at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC

I’m so excited to share Morgan and Chris’ engagement photos at Hampton Park + Magnolia Plantation! I first met Morgan at Erskine College during my freshman year there. I only attended the school for a year but it definitely has a way of staying in your life. Kind of like Luke Danes, once Erskine is in […]

Kaitlin + Ethan | Hampton Park Engagement Photos

Kaitlin + Ethan | Hampton Park Engagement Photos hampton park engagement photos in Charleston, SC

A few months ago I hosted an engagement session giveaway to celebrate 500 followers on my Instagram page and Kaitlin was the winner! It was so great getting to meet Kaitlin and Ethan for their Hampton Park engagement photos. These two are so incredibly sweet and their love for each other absolutely glows!  With all of the […]

Michelle + Mark | Downtown Charleston Couples Photos

Michelle + Mark | Downtown Charleston Couples Photos

Michelle and Mark came down to Charleston to celebrate Michelle’s birthday last month! While they were here they contacted me to take some Downtown Charleston couples photos with their sweet dog Ariel to remember the trip. When we spoke before the session, Michelle let me know she loved oak trees and wanted to include them […]

Taylor + Garrett | Botany Bay Engagement Photos

Taylor + Garrett | Botany Bay Engagement Photos Botany bay engagement photos in Edisto Island

I visited Botany Bay on Edisto Island for the first time last summer and I knew I wanted to take some Botany Bay engagement photos there someday. When Taylor mentioned wanting to take her engagement photos amongst the driftwood on this gorgeous stretch of island, I wanted  to hop in my car and drive down […]

Couples Photos in Hampton Park | Sarah + Jairus

Couples Photos in Hampton Park | Sarah + Jairus Couples photos at Hampton Park in Charleston, SC

Sarah contacted me this fall about taking some photos with her husband, Jairus and their sweet black lab, Rigby. I was so excited to hear from Sarah! We actually went to high school together and it’s been years since I’ve seen her – it’s always nice catching up! We decided to take their couples photos […]

Christmas Tree Farm Anniversary Photos in Charleston, SC

Christmas Tree Farm Anniversary Photos in Charleston, SC Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm Anniversary Photos in Charleston, SC

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! What better day to share the last of my Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm mini sessions? I had so much fun photographing Roby and Rey’s Christmas Tree Farm anniversary photos in Charleston. We had previously scheduled a session at Colonial Dorchester for their 2nd wedding anniversary but because of COVID and hectic […]

Couples Photos at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm

Couples Photos at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm Couples photos at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm

Just 3 weeks until Christmas and I’m still so excited about the photos from my mini sessions at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm. They were the perfect way to start off the holiday season this year, especially in such a jumbled up mess like 2020.  Laura and Francisco were my very first session of the day […]

Kailyn + Turner | Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm

Kailyn + Turner | Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm Couples photos at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm

This year I decided to host my first ever mini sessions at Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm. I had a blast exploring the farm and taking so many photos amongst the rows and rows of Christmas trees. Even though I’m strictly a Christmas after Thanksgiving sort of person, visiting made me want to pull out the […]

Couples Photos in Downtown Charleston | Samantha + Josh

Couples Photos in Downtown Charleston | Samantha + Josh engagement photos at White Point Garden in downtown Charleston, SC

Samantha and Josh visited Charleston this month from San Diego. While they were here, they contacted me to capture some couples photos in downtown Charleston. Samantha told me that whenever they go to a new city, they make sure to schedule a photoshoot with a local photographer. What a great way to remember a trip! […]

5 Tips for Including Your Dog in Engagement Photos!

5 Tips for Including Your Dog in Engagement Photos! Happy dog being petted by owners

This week Kyle and I are celebrating 1 year since we adopted our sweet fur baby, Roscoe from Pet Helpers! We can’t imaging doing life without him and he’s a constant source of joy in our home. We had this “quarantine family photo” taken with him this spring and it is one of our favorite photos […]

What Should I Wear For Engagement Photos?

What Should I Wear For Engagement Photos?

One of the big questions after couples book their engagement session is “What Should I Wear For Engagement photos?” This topic can be so stressful to brides and grooms to be as their photo session gets closer. Today, I’m going to help you figure out what to wear for your engagement photos so you will […]

Best Locations for Engagement Photos in Charleston

Best Locations for Engagement Photos in Charleston engagement photos at Colonial Lake in Charleston, SC

Chances are you found this page because you’re recently engaged and planning your engagement photos, congratulations! Charleston is so full of beautiful spots filled with southern charm. Below I’ve listed the best locations for engagement photos in Charleston and surrounding areas, in my opinion anyway. Hampton Park Hampton Park provides so many different backdrops for […]

Charleston Anniversary Photos | Laura + Baron

Charleston Anniversary Photos | Laura + Baron Couple standing at the Battery in Downtown Charleston, SC

Today I’m sharing some sweet downtown Charleston anniversary photos! Laura and Baron are two of the kindest people I’ve met during my photography career and they are SO sweet together.  I was lucky enough to photograph Laura and Baron’s Sullivan’s Island engagement photos a couple years ago while they were vacationing in Charleston and I […]

Why An Engagement Session is SO Worth It

Why An Engagement Session is SO Worth It Couple under avenue of oaks at Hampton Park engagement session in Charleston, SC

Are you rocking a brand new engagement ring and wondering if you should book an engagement session before your wedding? You might be like me and feel awkward in front of the camera or maybe you just don’t see why you need engagement photos. Today, I’m sharing the reasons why engagement sessions are so worth […]

Downtown Charleston Engagement Photos | Kiah + Aaron

Downtown Charleston Engagement Photos | Kiah + Aaron Couple in downtown Charleston during Charleston engagement photos

When couples contact me about taking engagement photos while they’re visiting Charleston, I’m so there. What a better time or place to take engagement photos? Aaron contacted me about taking some downtown Charleston engagement photos when he and his fiance, Kiah, were visiting family here. These two were so fun and silly together and so […]

Hampton Park Engagement | Charleston Engagement Photographer

Hampton Park Engagement | Charleston Engagement Photographer Hampton Park engagement photos

I first met Briana when she was a bridesmaid in one of my weddings last year. I was so excited when she contacted me about taking some Hampton Park engagement photos.   Briana and Austin are high school sweethearts and they have a sweet son together who joined us for photos. I loved exploring Hampton Park’s […]

Park Circle Engagement | Charleston Engagement Photographer

Park Circle Engagement | Charleston Engagement Photographer Charleston Park Circle family photo

I recently met Whitley and Chad in Park Circle for their engagement session. This is the first time I’ve taken photos in Park Circle and it was such a fun experience. Park Circle is filled with so many colorful murals and fun backdrops. This place has developed SO MUCH in the last few years and […]

Hampton Park Engagement | Charleston Engagement Photographer

Hampton Park Engagement | Charleston Engagement Photographer Couple in downtown Charleston before Hampton Park Engagement session

I first met Kayla during her sister’s bachelorette garden party and I was so thrilled to hear from her about capturing her own engagement photos. Kayla and Grant were looking for a more natural vibe in their photos and didn’t want the typical Charleston engagement photos. I immediately thought of Hampton Park! After starting at […]

Britany + Bryton | Old Sheldon Church Ruins Engagement Session

Britany + Bryton | Old Sheldon Church Ruins Engagement Session Old Sheldon Church ruins engagement session

This fall, Britany and Bryton agreed to meet me at the Old Sheldon Church ruins for their engagement session. This is a place I’ve had my heart set on for quite some time and I’m so thrilled to have been able to work here with such an amazing couple. This place is brimming with all […]

Kaitlin + Drew | Downtown Charleston Engagement Session

Kaitlin + Drew | Downtown Charleston Engagement Session Fall engagement session in Downtown Charleston, SC

As I work on their wedding images, I just couldn’t help but reminisce about Kaitlin and Drew’s Downtown Charleston Engagement Session from this Fall.  After strolling through the beautiful downtown Charleston streets, we headed over to The Griffon Pub where Kait and Drew would hang out together after work when they started dating. The walls […]

Brittany + Jimmy | Strawberry Chapel Engagement Session

Brittany + Jimmy | Strawberry Chapel Engagement Session Strawberry Chapel Engagement photos

Over the summer I got to photograph Brittany and Jimmy’s engagement photos at Strawberry Chapel. This place has really flown to the top of my list! With all the lush greenery and moss draped trees, their Strawberry Chapel engagement session just brimmed with old southern romance.  Keep scrolling to see some of my favorites from […]

Haley + Eathan | College of Charleston and Folly Beach Engagement Photos

Haley + Eathan | College of Charleston and Folly Beach Engagement Photos College of Charleston Engagement Photos

I had a great time connecting with Haley and Eathan during their engagement session at the College of Charleston and Folly Beach this summer. Haley and I were in Pep Band together at CofC and I was so glad to take her engagement photos in the Cistern Yard. After dancing under the Spanish moss at […]

Charleston Engagement Photos | Taylor + Chris

Charleston Engagement Photos | Taylor + Chris engagement photos in front of the pink house in downtown Charleston, SC

Taylor and Chris were planning on vacationing here in Charleston and contacted me to take some Charleston engagement photos while they were in town. We started out strolling the streets of downtown Charleston and then ventured out to the Folly Beach pier. These two were so fun together and I have so many photos of […]

Sullivan’s Island Engagement Session | Laura + Baron

Sullivan’s Island Engagement Session | Laura + Baron Sullivan's Island engagement photo beach session

Laura and Baron decided to have their engagement photos taken while vacationing in Charleston. The Charlottesville natives opted for a beach session to match their VA wedding venue. Thompson Park was the perfect spot for their Sullivan’s Island engagement session! Even though we had a huge storm cloud looming over us the entire time, these […]

Sara + Ian | Pitt Street Bridge and Downtown Charleston Engagement Photos

Sara + Ian | Pitt Street Bridge and Downtown Charleston Engagement Photos Pitt Street Bridge Engagement Photos, Charleston wedding photographer, marsh

I had such a great time exploring Pitt Street Bridge and Downtown Charleston with Sara and Ian for their engagement photos. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening or a better setting. There was not a dull moment with these two. We spent the afternoon getting to know each other, laughing, and telling corny […]

Surviving Your Charleston Photo Session This Summer

Surviving Your Charleston Photo Session This Summer

It’s heating up in Charleston! But that doesn’t mean you can’t schedule a summer photo session. Following some smart tips to stay cool and hydrated during your photo shoot can make it a breeze. Whether you’re having a summer wedding or just need some new family photos, these things can make it fabulous: Drink lots […]

Rosey + David | Charleston Engagement Photos at Riverfront Park

Rosey + David | Charleston Engagement Photos at Riverfront Park Charleston SC engagement photos Riverfront Park

When Rosey contacted me about taking their engagement photos, she asked if they could include David’s 8 year old daughter Esme. Of course, I thought it was a terrific idea. Combined with the golden light and blooming azaleas, this family’s high energy made for a great afternoon. I loved joking around with them and roaming […]

How To Date Your Fiancé | Charleston Wedding Photographer

How To Date Your Fiancé | Charleston Wedding Photographer Couple at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC during their engagement photography session

He’s proposed, you’ve got the ring, and now the wedding planning begins. The day you’ve been dreaming about since you were young is now finally coming to life but until it does, it seems to consume your every thought. So how do you date your fiancé? How do you keep planning from getting in the […]

About Engagement Photos | Charleston Wedding Photographer

About Engagement Photos | Charleston Wedding Photographer engagement photography session at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC

You won’t regret having an engagement session. Through the years I’ve heard a lot of people say they don’t need engagement photos because they will have wedding photos. But don’t you want some pictures of you and your other that are more casual? Use them for your invitations and your wedding website, display them in […]

Riverfront Park Engagement Photos | Charleston Wedding Photographer

Riverfront Park Engagement Photos | Charleston Wedding Photographer engaged couple posing during engagement photography session at riverfront park in charleston sc

As Katisha and Matt would say, it all started with a bowl of mac and cheese. Since then, these two have been inseparable. After their wedding in December, the couple will begin their marriage in the most selfless, humbling way. They will be going on a mission trip to Uganda to love and help care for […]

How to Prepare for Your Photography Session | Charleston Wedding Photographer

How to Prepare for Your Photography Session | Charleston Wedding Photographer

One of the biggest questions I get asked by clients is what they should do to prepare for their photo session. Many people don’t have a lot of experience in front of the camera and are often very nervous when it comes time to get their picture taken – I’m also one of those people. […]

Magnolia Plantation Engagement | Charleston Wedding Photographer

Magnolia Plantation Engagement | Charleston Wedding Photographer Couple at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC during their engagement photography session

This Magnolia Plantation engagement session is one for the books! As one of my sorority sisters, I was thrilled when I heard that Shelli was engaged and she asked me to take her engagement photos. I had a great time climbing through bamboo, getting lost on the paths, and exploring Magnolia Plantation with Shelli and Austin […]

Waterfront Park Engagement Photos | Charleston Wedding Photographer

Waterfront Park Engagement Photos | Charleston Wedding Photographer Engagement photography session at Waterfront Park in Downtown Charleston, SC

I am beyond grateful that the rain held off for Brian and Becca’s sweet Waterfront Park engagement session. These two met while walking their dogs at a park near Becca’s home.. a simple fairytale beginning really. Now Becca and Brian are best friends and so are their pups. Currently living in Georgia, the couple plan […]

Palmetto Islands County Park Proposal | Charleston Wedding Photographer

Palmetto Islands County Park Proposal | Charleston Wedding Photographer Proposal Photography newly engaged couple at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant SC

Robert is a guy every man should learn from. When I met him a week before his planned proposal I learned that he had thought of everything: making sure Mary Elizabeth got her nails done, spacers in case the ring was too big, and of course a photographer to capture it all.  Robert showed me […]