If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen that we took our engagement photos last week! So today, I will be sharing them with you!
We got engaged in December (you can read how/where we got engaged here), so I wanted to wait until Spring when the weather was warmer to take our photos. We originally planned to take our photos the weekend of April 7-9th in Charleston, however, Shane got really sick a few days before that weekend and we ended up having to postpone. We rescheduled for a different location closer to home for logistics reasons, and of course it rained all.day.long. I was slightly panicking when 3:30 PM rolled around and the skies were still gray, and the rain was still falling. However, god must have been on my side this day because about two hours before our scheduled shoot time, the skies opened up, the sun came out, and the light was so dreamy y’all!
Anyway, when we first started planning and deciding on vendors I knew pictures were single handedly the most important thing to me. The way I see it, at the end of the day the only tangible thing left from an engagment and wedding, are the photos. I love bright, vibrant, airy pictures, so my quest for the perfect photographer came down to two very similar photographers and we ended up landing with the amazing Jessi Nichols of Jessi Nichols Photography. It was also really important to me to have a photographer I could connect with! While Jessi and I had crossed paths in Clemson, we didn’t actually know each other outside of social media. However, I had read many of her blog posts and Instagram captions and knew I loved her already (insert heart eyes emoji). Isn’t it funny how you feel like you already know someone based off of their online presence?! In short, we love her.
I wanted a backdrop similar to what we originally planned in Charleston, so I researched a few hashtags that pulled up different wedding photographers photos and took a look at the locations they tagged in our area. I kept coming across pictures taken at “The Ivy Place” and loved every single one of them. So, we decided that would be our new location! We also had friends who did their engagement session there, which was the perfect affirmation that it would be sure to impress!
In terms of outfits, I wanted to know where we were taking our pictures prior to planning what to wear. With that being said, I felt like our new location was perfect for a more casual look. And honestly, that’s our personality anyways. It was important to me that we tried to wear light colored solids as I felt like that looked better together, and created less “clashing.” And ofcourse, I wanted to wear white for one of our looks.
Okay so this was way longer than I anticipated it to be, but I hope you enjoy them and can’t wait to hear what you think. Thanks for reading!