Mountaintop Engagement Session with Jackie + Kyle at Bald Rock, SC

Jackie noticed Kyle in a meeting at work and immediately couldn’t concentrate on anything else. She noticed a Strava sticker on his laptop and she was intrigued…

Little did she know, he was just as passionate about cycling, fitness and the outdoors as she was and this was a match waiting to happen. Within a few weeks, she found herself finally getting a chance to talk to him outside of work and they talked for over 2 hours which was completely crazy for her when meeting someone new. 

Things progressed quickly as they started dating and Kyle very quickly told Jackie that he could see himself marrying her, she felt the same way and talks of weddings and how they'd spend the rest of their lives together began. 

They had a ring designed to feature a diamond from Jackie's grandmother's engagement ring and Kyle popped the question to Jackie's delight. 

Now let’s fast forward to last weekend, when we were all together for some engagement photos...  When we were planning all I could think about for two avid cyclists in Greenville was Tandem Creperie.  Their motto "Better Together" with cute accents of tandem bicycles throughout was a perfect compliment to Jackie and Kyle's love story, and a common favorite for their weekend rides on the Swamp Rabbit Trail (usually following climbing up some steep mountains a few times).  But Tandem was just the beginning.  As the sun set, we traveled up to Bald Rock for some epic sunset photos overlooking Paris Mountain and Table Rock.  Normally, these two would be riding up these mountains but I'm glad they chose to get glammed up and let me drive them up there for these special photos.

Thank you so much you two, this session was a dream, and so much fun.  I can not wait for your wedding this fall!

Huge thanks to Cindy McGrath Make-up for making Jackie a glowing bride-to-be for her session!

Engaged | Dom + Lindsay | Downtown Greenville SC

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One of the most exciting things after planning your own wedding is when your best friends get to plan theirs!! Dom and Lindsay are two of our most dear friends and we were SO honored when they asked us to take their engagement photos! We had such a blast chasing the sunset all over Downtown Greenville and even surprised them with some celebration champagne.After delivering all of the photos and working on some Save the Date designs over dinner and wine, Dom and Lindsay popped the question to US and asked us to stand up for them on their wedding day. We couldn't be more honored or excited to accept. As if it couldn't get any better, our very own wedding photographer Alexandra will be there to capture it all! Congratulations Dom + Lindsay!

Engaged | Katey + Johnathan Clemson University Engagement Shoot | Greenville, SC

I am so thrilled to finally share this gorgeous fall engagement shoot with Katey + Johnathan!  These two are so special to see together, they have something about them that just clicks and you can tell right away.  They absolutely love to have fun and laugh together which makes my job seem easy, just sit back and let them talk and poof, gorgeous, genuine happiness right here people!!  And, to make it even better, theses two Clemson alumni showed me around campus and got to see my skills with parallel parking (ok, lack of skills.... I think you're SUPPOSED to be on the curb).  Anyways... We had a great time especially chasing the sunset right at the end, we literally shot until the light was gone.  Make sure to check out the gorgeous Clemson colored sky we got!141207--9340clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--9411clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--9430clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0081clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0054clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0039clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0108clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--9491clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--9656clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--9677clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--9765clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--9892clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0139clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0180clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0202clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0259clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0297clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0462clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0350clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0445clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0453clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--9957clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0370clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg 141207--0387clemson-engagement-shoot_blog.jpg

Engaged | Sarah + Frankie Engagement Session | Downtown Greenville SC

Warning, you might fall in love with these two just while scrolling through these photos, aren't they just adorable? If only you knew the amount of planning that went into pulling this session off!  Since getting engaged Sarah has moved, I believe, 4 (?) times?  I think that might count her upcoming move but either way, she and Frankie were NOT in Greenville.  The stars aligned on a lovely Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when BOTH of them were in town and I got to meet Frankie and their adorable pup!  We happened to have some beautiful weather, some friend kayak-ers (they went over Falls Park waterfall, what??).... and a lot of fun!

I am so looking forward to their gorgeous wedding in LESS THAN two months!  OMG how! Time has flown by!  Enjoy the photos and please leave us some love below :)

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Engaged | Javondra + Gerald Engagement Session | Greenville SC

I met Gerald first.  I had been talking with Javondra for months and she had been following my work until, that magical day, they booked a venue, got their date.  She e-mailed me right away!  After discussing by e-mail for a while we set up a time to meet and get to know each other more.  I arrived at Atlanta Bread in Cherrydale and in comes Gerald.  Hmmm.  I obviously love to meet the boys, but maybe Javondra was in the car grabbing something?  Nope, the poor thing, after months of anticipation had gotten sick on the day of our meeting.  But Gerald was a super star.  He came equipped with lots of questions and was texting Javondra making sure she hadn't forgot any of her questions.  It wasn't until a month or so later I finally got to meet the two of them together and POW, you could see these two were special. That was all LAST spring.  Almost a year ago.  Fast forward to two weekends ago and here we are doing their engagement session.  Javondra anxiously watched the weather (which I always secretly do) and we both saw 100% chance of rain on the date they had booked months in advance.  But Saturday.... oh Saturday looked BEAUTIFUL!  While I was perhaps a little jet-lagged, it didn't take long for me to get excited for these two as we wandered around in the beautiful sunshine and they told me their love stories.  You can just tell how much fun they have together.  Can't wait for you two and your July wedding!  It's coming fast!

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Engaged | Shea + Justin Engaged in Downtown Greenville

Shea and Justin found me by chance.  A hectic Wednesday morning turned into a conversation, then an e-mail then delicious tea at Tealoha (the Snowflake Latte is where its at!) and before we knew it, it was a lovely Saturday and time to celebrate Shea and Justin's fresh engagement!  Photographing these two was a joy... you can see how happy Justin makes Shea and they both have the freshly engaged glow, we had a lot of passer-bys in the park wishing them well as they passed.  Getting to know these two has been such a pleasure and I can't wait to see more of them leading up to their wedding next summer!  Congrats to you both!fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-1_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-5_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-7_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-9_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-8_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-14_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-16_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-12_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-11_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-19_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-18_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-17_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-21_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-20_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-22_blog.jpg fall-engagement-session-downtown-greenville-photography-23_blog.jpg

Engaged! | Kalli + Chris Engagement Session | Greenville

Kalli contacted me a few days before our session and anxiously asked for some tips on what to wear to their engagement session.  My reply was... Halloween costumes!  An October 31st Halloween engagement session was just curious timing and just in time for some amazing foliage but we did get photobombed by a halloween creature! :) Kalli + Chris are both engineers so hanging out with them for an afternoon was like hanging out with old friends.  I loved even getting a little MORE geeky than usual with techie camera talk!  It didn't take them long to warm up and completely shine in front of the camera, I can't even wait until their wedding early next year!

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Engaged! | Laura + Michael Engagement Session | Campbells Covered Bridge

I met Laura for coffee a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love with this girl.  She is bubbly, has a freshly engaged glow and was so excited to tell me all about her wedding next fall.  We instantly clicked and started planning her engagement session for the following week so that we could catch all of the gorgeous Upstate fall colors!  Laura suggested Campbells Covered Bridge and even went up with her mom to scout for colors (I think I might hire her to scout all of my locations, she did great!). Meeting Michael on the day of their engagement session I could tell right away these two had something special.  They just glowed in front of the camera and we had such a fun afternoon telling stories and playing with their THREE dogs!  I had a great time guys, congrats on your engagement, enjoy! :)

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