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.
To say I am excited to spend more time with Bonnie and Jesse on their wedding day would be a huge understatement. We got to meet this weekend at Oldfield Club, just outside of Bluffton, South Carolina. They will be getting married at Oldfield in September and I’m so excited they chose me to be a part of their wedding festivities. They are clearly a beautiful couple with amazing style, and better yet, Bonnie is also from Maryland, they are obsessed with their furkids Zoey and Ollie, and they are planning the kind of celebration that makes my heart sing…at one of my favorite venues in the Lowcountry! So exciting!
After two previously rained out attempts to make their engagement session happen while in town over the holiday, I finally got to spend the afternoon with Haleigh and Brandon and it was so worth the wait. These two are just as fun-loving, playful, and easy-going as they look in their pictures. And with good looks, style, and success to boot :) If you love music, you can check out Brandon’s band, The Moth & the Flame. They just got done touring through Europe with Imagine Dragons, and you follow along with all kinds of sports goodness from Haleigh the Fabletics Master on her blog Jewels & Jerseys. Obviously, they are two pretty awesome people and such a beautiful fit for one another. We had a great time exploring this Christmas tree farm outside of Columbia, South Carolina despite the windy temps in the 30′s. They were total troopers and as usual, I left that evening with two new friends. I am so excited for their wedding this April and know they are going to make the most gorgeous bride and groom :)
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!