Posted on February 22, 2011

When Katie contacted me about a 1940’s travel themed engagement session in Charleston, I was really excited. I tend to shoot candidly, and have never done a stylized couples shoot before, but I was game to give it a shot.

Matt is in the Air Force, stationed in Sumter. Katie is in California, and when she came to South Carolina to visit, they made the trip down to Charleston.

I chose North Charleston’s historic district for the session because of the cool locations, vintage feel, and relative lack of traffic. Katie loved the vibe of the area, and said it had the feel of a Brooklyn to downtown Charleston’s Manhattan.

We topped off the shoot with a trip to Madra Rua for a round of black and blues, and baskets of what Matt and Katie pronounced to be some of the best chicken fingers they’ve had.

Congratulations, guys!

Hairstyle by Chelsee at Stuart Lawrence Salon on King Street

Accomodations NotSo Hostel

Red dress and travelling coat sewn by the bride’s Mom!

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Posted on February 8, 2011

Justin and Jodi were engaged at Folly Beach, in a plan Justin concocted and pulled off with the help of some friends.

Here’s a photo, taken by their friend Janet Saunders, of the champagne, tiki torches, and “All You Need is Love”  graffiti in the background:

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So of course, a return to Folly Beach was in order to shoot their engagement photos.

We had a blast exploring and shooting under the boardwalk, but soon, the cold drove us inside. Earlier in the day, the thermometer had kissed 70 degrees, so, giddy to not have to be wearing the usual 900 layers, Jodi and I both arrived for the shoot sans jacket. (Well, Justin did too, but guys can always suck it up and handle the cold.)

Luckily, Tides Folly Beach awaited us, and Jodi’s fingers went from being literally blue to holding a coffee cup inside the restaurant Blu,  which was a pleasant transition.

I can’t wait until May, guys!

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