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Charleston Sailboat Engagement Session | Laura & Alan

It was truly the biggest honor to get to photograph Laura & Alan’s engagement photos. I don’t think we could have ever dreamed that our love for snapping photos when we were kids would eventually lead us to becoming full-time wedding photographers…To then planning Laura’s own wedding & photographing her engagement photos. These two mean the absolute world to me & there’s really nothing I could have loved more than to get to take these photos for them!

All three of us are in the wedding industry & therefore everything wedding-related feels much more “normal” to us than for most people. We’ve photographed countless engagement sessions & knew we had to make Laura & Alan’s session epic & unique. They both love Charleston & all things coastal, & Laura’s been dreaming of doing photos on a sailboat since probably before they were engaged! Thanks to Blue Life Charters, we made it happen! Y’all know that Laura & I’s love for the color blue runs deep, so you better believe their outfits were based on that. Laura also wore her pearl heels & Katie & Mari earrings which just gave the whole session a very classy & elegant vibe.

We started their session in Downtown Charleston on Chalmers St. We had to document the Charleston scenery since we shoot there often & they definitely needed their own photos in one of our favorite locations! After that, we headed down to the marina to get onboard the sailboat. It was literally the most PERFECT evening ever!! Being on the water with the glow from the sunset on the horizon was truly stunning. Add in a water front view of Downtown Charleston & The Battery plus two of the cutest people to photograph & it really doesn’t get any better!

Laura & I do literally everything together, including every session & wedding that we photograph. We think very similarly & can pretty much guess what each other has in mind for the photo’s composition & pose for our couples. Because of that, we’ve had a system where Laura does posing & I take most of the photos for a couple years now. For their session I did my best to take over posing AND taking photos, but let’s just say that it showed me how much I rely on Laura to pose. And how much of a system we have down that allows us to both have our own part in creating epic photos!

Anyways, this was the most fun evening & now we’re even more ready for WEDDING DAY! I am SO excited for y’all to see these photos (also, keep any eye out for Alan’s epic drone photo!) so keep scrolling to see all the favorites!

Love you both!!

– J

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We love shooting along the coast of SC! To view other recent Charleston & Beaufort Sessions, click the links below:

Beaufort Engagement Session | Bay St & The Sands | Lauryn & Clay

Chalmers Street Engagement Session | Kallie & Hayden

Rainbow Row, The Battery, & Sullivan’s Island Engagement Session | Melissa & Robert

 

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