So Andrew and I had been working on a plan for his girlfriend Alexis and the surprise proposal that he wanted to do for her. Now this was really cool because he had private Chef Shay McDonald come in and fix a fabulous meal. Except the story was that it was for his parents who then had a last minute situation that they had to attend and rush out of the house! No need to waste delicious food, so Andrew said that he and Alexis should stay and eat. My part was to show up and act like I was taking pics of the food and setup for a magazine that the chef was going to be in. So while I’m going around taking pics of the food and setups, Alexis didn’t really have any idea of what was coming up. Andrew then surprised her by going down on one knee and asking her to marry him which totally caught her off guard! haha! She lit up and had one of the best reactions ever! One of the funniest things that I heard her say which was directed to me when she said “and he was taking so many pictures of all of the food….” :-) After the surprise, the entire family came up to surprise her for what everyone else was in on. I’m so glad that everything worked out so well! Since we were already on Folly Beach, I just had to take the two of them down to the Morris Island Lighthouse for a beautiful sunset to cap off the evening! Congratulations to the two of you!!

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Folly Beach surprise proposal / charleston engagement shoot

That moment that you realize the photographer is not there to just shoot images of the food, but instead your surprise proposal……..

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Another beautiful day here in the lowcountry for a surprise proposal for Jesse & Summer down by the Morris Island Lighthouse on Folly Beach! Jesse was planning a vacation getaway several weeks ago and wanted to know about a great beach location for his upcoming proposal. I told him that I knew just the place! The Lighthouse Preserve is such a unique location that we have here in town and works for a perfect backdrop for such a special occasion. Jesse wanted to start off their week here in town with the big news and he caught Summer totally by surprise. I think at first she was a little confused as to what was going on, but then a huge smile came across her face as Jesse went down on one knee with a ring in his hand. :-) Congratulations to the two of you!

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Blue skies and perfect weather for a February surprise proposal at The Battery in downtown Charleston, SC. Mack had been planning on popping the big question several weeks in advance on his way into town. Of course when I found out that he’d be riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle to the shoot, I knew we’d have to do some awesome pics for his engagement session! Hannah was so surprised to find out what Mack had really planned for that special day! :-)

Be sure to click on their slideshow below. More links and photos below!

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While Kyle and I had been planning his surprise proposal setup for a few weeks in advance,  you just never know how the weather will be here in Charleston for February. It was a bit chilly on the beach but the sun was shining and it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon! Stephanie really had no idea and just thought that they were going to a nice brunch in downtown Charleston, but first wanted to have a quick walk out on the beach while they were staying on the Isle of Palms. Little did she know how her afternoon “stroll” was really going to turn out…..haha! Congrats to the both of you!

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Bo and I had planned his special surprise proposal at Magnolia Gardens for a couple of weeks ahead of time. Of course a cold front moved in and it was a very chilly January morning earlier in the week. Rarely do I have to break out hand warmer packets to keep my fingers warm to operate the camera. I was just thankful that the rain had moved out from the day before when we were originally scheduled for this shoot. Now I’ve photographed a lot of proposals in the past, but this one had an extra “tense” moment to it. While Bo was on the famous white bridge down on one knee, I heard the ring fall out of his hand and start rolling down the walkway of the bridge. I was so scared that I was going to hear a “ker-plop” of something falling into the water! Luckily fate was on the side of Bo that day because he didn’t have to dive into the cold,  murky swamp water to try and save an engagement ring. Oh that would have been sooo cold on that day. (although I would have made sure to get some good images if it had…ha! ) Overall it was a beautiful day with a gorgeous couple in a historic plantation setting. How can you get better than that! :-) Congrats again to both of you!

Be sure to click on their slideshow below along with the image collage!

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What a fabulous wedding ceremony for Nick & Carlie a few weeks ago at the beautiful St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Charleston. Carlie was stunning in her beautiful wedding gown and Nick was looking sharp in his suit! Having met at Clemson University, these two knew that they had something special together. Congratulations to the both of you!

Be sure to view their wedding slideshow below! Scroll down for some more wedding images too!


Caterer: Top Shelf

Cake Artist : Cristy Bostick

Band/DJ: Jay Maxwell

Video: Dock House Digital / Drew Pond

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So the intended day of Nicole and Ryan’s wedding was supposed to be Oct. 8th, but we had this little thing called Hurricane Matthew roll into town……so they had to make a minor adjustment and push their wedding date back to Sunday Oct. 9th. Well what a difference a day makes! The weather was absolutely beautiful with sunny skies and a cool breeze. Nicole and Ryan looked so relieved and so happy to finally have their big day arrive! The Wickcliffe House did a fantastic job with the last minute details of their wedding venue and how they had everything set up. I had such a great time photographing the “hurricane wedding weekend” as it was deemed! Congratulations to the both of you! :-)

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What a fabulous time at Ronnie and Leanne’s wedding right on the water at Old Santee Canal Park! The weather was beautiful and so was Leanne as she was beaming before walking down the isle. Gorgeous oak trees and Spanish moss surrounded there wedding ceremony and reception area. After the ceremony I even got to slip off and take the two of them through a really great boardwalk path of the swamp area that was full of wildlife. Of course since Ford Mustangs run in the family it was only fitting that her dad, Mark, had arranged a brand new ‘Stang to take them off in style! Congratulations to the two of you!

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Of course since being a Ford Mustang fan myself, I just had to include a quick pic of Leanne and her father, Mark. Now here is a quick trivia fact for you. Mark is the only person that I know who has owned over 50 Mustangs in his lifetime. (Yes, I said Five – Oh) haha! :-)

Vendors from this wedding:

Catering – Sticky Fingers

Florist – Creech’s Florist

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What a fun time at John and David’s wedding ceremony a few weeks ago. Of course they looked super dapper rolling up to the church in a beautiful Rolls Royce sedan. The weather turned out to be great despite the looming tropical storm that was just off the coastline. Sara from Sara Cavallon Celebrations did a fantastic job with all of the wedding coordination leading up to the big day. Beautiful flower arrangements from Grace Cathedral Flower Guild lined the church and reception hall. Congrats again to John and David!

Other Vendors from the wedding ceremony:

Mosaic Catering

Grace Cathedral Flower Guild

Joe Clarke Music

The Carolina Bagpiper

Invitations from Studio R

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What an amazing wedding this past Friday at the Legare Waring House in Charlestowne Landing for Lindsay and Sam! Beautiful weather and a beautiful couple make a great combination for beautiful wedding images! :-) We also had some incredible flower arrangements and event design by the groom’s brother and sister in-law from Fishers Flowers. Kate from Fabulous Fete planning got everyone organized on the day of the big event and Paper Dolls hair and make up had Lindsay and her sisters looking great! Later that night during the reception, DJ Greg Pitt was keeping everyone dancing and Mix Charleston bartending keep everyone refilled with special drink mixes. Congrats to Lindsay and Sam on their wedding!

The awesome wedding vendors for this wedding:

Legare-Waring House at Charlestowne Landing

Kate at Fabulous Fete Planning

Adam & Grove at Fishers Flowers

Mix Charleston Bartending services

DJ Greg Pitt

Event Haus Rentals

Fresh Market Catering

Paper Dolls hair & make-up

Be sure to click on their wedding slideshow below!

Charleston wedding at Charlestowne Landing Legare Waring House

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