MEGAN + BRANDON ARE GETTING MARRIED!
Congratulations to this sweet couple! They're planning their wedding next year at the gorgeous Dewberry luxury hotel in downtown Charleston and wanted a fun, stylish engagement session that captured the heart and spirit of the historic city they call home!
We started Megan + Brandon's engagement session downtown at The Battery + White Point Garden, one of my absolute favorite places in the city in which to photograph, and on my list of Top 11 Engagement Photo Locations in Charleston!
We shared a ton of laughs and smiles under the golden-green arbors of the live oak branches hanging overhead. I shifted between my 50mm and 70-200mm lenses as I asked them to simply hold one another and dance for a few moments as I captured their chemistry.
As the afternoon light slowly dropped westward over the rooftops, we made our way down Church Street towards Rainbow Row. One of the oldest streets in Charleston, Church street caught my eye with a lot of texture and history in the brick and cobblestone. I wanted to bring that into Megan + Brandon's photos and write their part of the story into Charleston's rich romantic history.
Rainbow Row offers a very romantic backdrop for photos against the soft pastel color palettes of the luxurious, yet adorable micro-mansions lining the street. The colors compliment Charleston's beachy coastal vibe and the colors of the bay, sand, ocean, and coastline.
As a matter of fact, I was so inspired by the color palette of these photos that I made a custom preset in Adobe Lightroom and used it on like, all of these photos! I named it "Baybreeze" and I'll make it available for download so you can apply some Charleston love to your photos, too! :)
We ended the day by walking down Tradd Street to East Bay, and taking some photos on the sea wall against the subtle glow of the sunset in the bay.
Of course, we had to have a dance-off in the street! Brandon showed his swing dance moves and twirled Megan around, and dipped her slowly as he kissed her.
Thanks for checking out Megan + Brandon's e-sesh blog! I had so much fun with them creating these memories and smiles that celebrate the start of their marriage together!
If you are in or around Charleston, or plan to be soon, I'd love to hear from you and create beautiful images with you, too! Feel free to send me a message or connect with me on social media. I would be really grateful to read your thoughts in the comments below, let me know what you think of this post.
I'm a traveling destination wedding photographer and beach bum living in Charleston, South Carolina. I love photographing weddings, engagements and proposals and possess a strong eye for detail.
I specialize in high-end, commercial photography and produce images that are bold, beautiful and full of magic.
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