There are only so many ways that I can relay the message that I love taking pictures in Charleston (without seeming obsessive). When Frances and Hans asked if I would be up for a little trip to help create their Charleston engagement photos, the answer was a swift yes. (If you’ve read my blog before, then you probably already know how I feel about taking planning engagement pictures around a romantic getaway. I love it because it feels more like photographing an event than just taking portraits: real memories, real moments. Most of the photos I have of myself were taken while on vacation.) And there is no better place for a romantic sunset stroll than Charleston’s cobblestone paths, lined with rainbow homes and wrought iron benches.
So instead of belaboring the points that I: 1) love Charleston and 2) believe engagement photos should tell a story, I will provide the photos and share words from someone else.
“Charleston has a landscape that encourages intimacy and partisanship. I have heard it said that an inoculation to the sights and smells of the Carolina lowcountry is an almost irreversible antidote to the charms of other landscapes…You can even forsake the lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes.” – Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline
So there you have it, and it’s true. Frances and Hans, thanks for inviting me to tag along on your weekend getaway! I can’t wait to celebrate at your Serenbe wedding next month! xo