Hanging out with James and Janine at their engagement session was easy squeasy. We met at Boone Hall on Friday while they were in town visiting and we got SO lucky with the weather! Fortunately we’d planned on a morning session already, but the skies were scheduled to break loose just an hour after we’d planned to finish their session, and then pour nearly all weekend. It kind of stinks because I wanted them to be able to enjoy Charleston in all of it’s amazing outdoor glory, but hopefully they were able to have a great time on their trip regardless.
James and Janine were so easy and natural despite how “awkward” they warned me they’d be. It’s awkward at first for anyone while you get the hang of it, but they had so much fun laughing and joking with each other and me that we totally skipped that part. I loved getting to know them and can’t wait to see them again in September!
If you didn’t get to see Part One of Becca and Russell’s engagement, I suggest you read about it here first before seeing the rest. If you have, then you’ll see the magic continue below. After Russell’s epic build up to asking Becca to marry him, the four of us headed down the road quickly, with just a few minutes left of amazing golden light, for some “just engaged” portraits. This produced some of my all-time favorite images because of how raw their emotions were at the moment having just gotten engaged. Definitely a true “engagement session” haha! While we were shooting, Becca and Roxanne’s mom swooped in to deliver the most delicious dinner that Roxanne made earlier in the afternoon for Becca and Russell to dine on together under the twinkly lights. After dinner, they shared a few dances and it was literally magical. Absolutely hands down one of the biggest privileges to be a part of something so special for Becca and Russell.
To see Part One, click here. To see Roxanne’s video, click here.
I am soooo excited to share these images today! Being a part of such a huge event in someone’s life is seriously one of the biggest honors. Russell’s proposal to Becca was perfect and it is probably the most happy tear-inducing thing I’ve ever been a part of. Every once in a while I shed a few tears at a wedding, but this was just so different. The hours leading up to this were so fun and full of so much wonder and anticipation that it makes it so unique. I’m so grateful that Becca’s sister, Roxanne, a good friend and fellow photographer, asked me to photograph this while she did video. Roxanne and Russell worked SO hard to make this special for Becca…it really is setting the standard crazy high for all guys out there!
Since this was such a special event, I’ve broken it up into two different posts. You’ll have to come back Monday to see the rest! And if you want to see Roxanne’s amazing video (you CANNOT miss it!), you can do so here. Prepare to shed a few tears…Roxanne did a phenomenal job filming this and seeing all together in movement is unreal. Can you imagine how amazing it will be to have something like that for Becca and Russell to show their kids one day? Ahh! I love it!
Visit the blog on Monday to see the rest of Becca and Russell’s amazing engagement evening. In the meantime, view Roxanne’s video here.
There is so much that could be said about Lara and Robert’s Carolina Yacht Club at Wrightsville Beach, NC wedding. You could not have asked for more perfect weather, a prettier location, a more beautiful bride or handsome and relaxed groom, or a better team to keep the day organized and running smoothly. I can’t imagine the Yacht Club has ever looked better. Lara’s taste is impeccable…from her delicate and feminine lace gown, to her elegant but simple gold Kate Spade flats, to the guys looking sharp as ever in khaki, and that beautiful ceremony and reception decor…it was all amazing. I am so grateful to have played a small part in their day and hope that these images help show how truly joyous and wonderful their wedding day was.
The full gallery of images is available for viewing and ordering here.
Event Design, Planning, and Coordination: Theresa Gausman, Premiere Events | Bride’s Dress: Mori Lee purchased from Fountaine Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Bride’s Earrings: Van Cleef & Arpels | Bridesmaid Attire: Fountaine Bridal | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup: Bangz Salon | Florals: Theresa Gausman | Ceremony Music: Concordia Strings | Catering: Pine Valley Market | Invitations & Ceremony Programs: The Fisherman’s Wife | Custom Napkins: Kamin Assoc. | Cake: Imaginary Cakes | Band: Phase Band | Lighting: High Performance Lighting | Rentals: Party Suppliers
This is the second time that I have been lucky enough to assist Paige of Paige Winn Photo at an intimate Boone Hall Plantation wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. Lauren, Zane, and their friends and families traveled from Tennessee for their small, romantic affair and it was beautiful from start to finish. I loved the vintage bus that Lauren arrived to Boone Hall in (and that Lauren and Zane did their first look on), ohhed and ahhed over their simple but romantic take on the Cotton Dock, and enjoyed Zane’s friends come together to make up an awesome band. Watching Zane’s two beautiful kids interact not only with Zane, but with Lauren and her family, melted my heart. Enjoy some of my favorites!
Hi! I’m Brittani, and I’m a South Carolina and Georgia wedding and portrait photographer. I’m also a wife, bonus mom, animal lover, and passionate about creating real, timeless, and romantic images that tell a story and are full of life. I’m inspired by light, love, the outdoors, and adventures with my family. Feel free to browse the blog to see more of my work, learn a bit about my life, and don’t hesitate to send me a note if you’d like to chat!