Brittany & Sean | A Magnolia Plantation Proposal

Brittany & Sean

A Magnolia Plantation Proposal

Sean and Brittany got engaged this past week at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. If you’re a guy and you’ve proposed before, you can probably attest to the fact that it rarely goes according to plan. Sean and I had talked before the proposal date, and we had decided that he would propose on the bridge. It’s an easy place for me to hide out and not look to obvious with my camera, and that way I know exactly where they will be.

However, when I arrived to Magnolia I saw that it was packed with people. It was a beautiful day in March, and everyone was out! I saw Sean and Brittany walking over to the bridge, and there were a million people milling around the bridge, walking over, taking photos, stopping right in the middle. Sean and Brittany walked down one path for a little bit, while I kept an eye on them. We waited probably about 5 minutes, and the bridge didn’t look like it would be empty anytime soon. I knew I would have to step in at some point, or Brittany would start wondering why they weren’t either walking across the bridge or walking away!

So, I walk up to them and say, “Hey, this is SO awkward, but I’m a photographer just starting to build up my portfolio, and y’all are so cute! This is so weird but I was wondering if you could pose for a photo for me!” Brittany laughed and said, “Oh my gosh, that would actually be AWESOME! I was just thinking that I would love to have a photo here that wasn’t one we took on our phone!” Sean played along, and asked where I thought would be a good spot. We walked over to the garden right next to the bridge, and I had them pose for a simple picture. As I kept snapping away, Sean turned toward Brittany and dropped down on one knee. Her reaction was absolutely adorable! As soon as she registered what was happening, she kept saying, “Oh my gosh! Are you for real? Is this real?!”

Of course, it was real life, and Brittany said yes! After a few moments of relishing the fact that they were engaged, we walked around Magnolia taking engagement photos! Congrats, Brittany and Sean! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this wonderful story!
This photo above is when Brittany still thinks I’m an amateur photographer :) And then… Here’s where the tears came again!

Julie & Danny | A Downtown Charleston Engagement

Julie & Danny

An Engagement Session in Downtown Charleston

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Julie and Danny first met in college while playing club volleyball. (I met my husband in college while playing sand volleyball, but let me tell you, it couldn’t have been┬ámy volleyball skills that won him over. I’m really, REALLY bad at volleyball.) Their team had an out of state game, which required an EIGHTEEN hour road trip. They decided to sit next to each other, and while it may have been a long ride, it was the start of their story! I usually ask during an engagement session how the proposal happened, and I have to share theirs! They were living in Dallas at the time, and Danny planned a date night to take Julie to a building downtown that has a restaurant on the 60th floor. The elevator was broken (anyone here watch The Mindy Project?! This totally took me back to the episode where she has to climb to the top of the empire state building to meet HER Danny!) and so they were an hour and a half late to their dinner reservation. The ring was in his inside jacket pocket, and Danny had to keep moving away from Julie as she tried to lean into him. I’m just picturing how this is going down, and Julie being like, “why won’t he let me lean on him?!” After a little bit of waiting for the elevator, Julie suggested they just go back home and eat pizza :) Finally, the elevator is working again, and they make it to their dinner. Danny takes a deep breath, and starts into his proposal. Julie, however, thinks it’s a conversation about their relationship, and starts chiming in. Finally, Danny gets down on one knee, and Julie realizes what’s happening :)

I love that she didn’t even realize until the second he got down on one knee!!

Without further ado, here is the lovely couple :) 2016-09-20_0003 2016-09-20_0004 2016-09-20_0005 charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement 2016-09-20_0026 2016-09-20_0027 2016-09-20_0028 charleston engagement charleston engagement 2016-09-20_0031 charleston engagement 2016-09-20_0033 charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement charleston engagement