We had such a great time capturing these engagement images for Sam and Kathryn! Kathryn is a professor at Winthrop University, so we took some of their portraits around some of her favorite spots on campus! We also headed down to Glencarin Gardens for a wardrobe change and a few more images. These two were so easy to photograph! They were so comfortable and easy with each other. And of course, they had to rep their Tarheels with some Carolina blue 😉 We can’t wait for Sam and Kathryn’s June wedding (and even more Carolina blue, lol), but until then, enjoy a few of our favorites from their engagement session!
Oh man. What an adventure! Brian and Karine’s destination wedding in NJ was 1 weekend, 24 combined driving hours (several of those in DC traffic lol), 1 flat tire, 1 second-shooter (my wonderful friend Julia of Amore Vita Photography), and ultimately 3 crazy but fun days of working with one of the sweetest couples on earth! Brian has been a friend of our family for many years. He moved to Louisville, KY to attend Southern Seminary, and met Karine when they were neighbors and both working in ministry. They spent many months getting to know each other as friends, unable to discuss the possibility of dating due to the obligations of Karine’s internship. But the minute her internship was over (literally, the minute), they had a relationship-defining talk and soon after, Brian proposed! We met Karine for the first time here in South Carolina, when Brian brought her to town after their engagement. A few months later, we got to take their rainy-day engagement photos while we were in Louisville 3 weeks before their wedding for Michael and Melissa’s wedding! And in July, I got to capture their sweet, backyard wedding in Karine’s hometown in New Jersey. It was blazing hot, but such a wonderful day regardless. It was beautiful to see how perfectly each of them fit in with the other’s friends and family. It was encouraging to see so many friendly faces in a brand new place. And it was an absolute blast to watch the Charleston Southern crew breaking it down HARD on the dance floor (as they do). We’re so thrilled for these two, and know they’re meant for great things. Enjoy some of our favorites from Brian and Karine’s wedding!
A location can make or break a portrait session sometimes. This rule of thumb is why we were thrilled when Brittany picked Wing Haven Garden in Charlotte for her bridal session! This venue has absolutely endless possibilities for gorgeous shots, especially when you have a subject this stunning. Not only is Brittany beautiful (inside and out), but her dress (Casablanca from Mecklenburg Bridal), her veil, her hair and makeup (Salon Naman), and even her gorgeous flowers (Willow Floral Boutique) were perfectly tailored factors for a lovely set of images. Enjoy a few of our faves from Brittany’s bridal session at Wing Haven!