We photographed Erica and Tom’s Kiawah wedding a few years ago, which saw the blending of their two families. Since then, we have remained close.
For many years they split their time between Charleston and Minnesota while Tom’s children finished high school in Mount Pleasant. But last year saw them move back to Minnesota full-time after Gabrielle’s graduation. It was bittersweet for them, as they had come to love Charleston so much. As Erica says, it’s their happy place.
We joined them on Kiawah for a family session just a couple days before they were set to officially move out of their Charleston house and hit the road to Minnesota. These Kiawah family photos were all about giving them a piece of Charleston that they could take back to Minnesota and display on the walls of their home as a connection back to their happy place.
We know they’ll always be back for visits, and they know we’ll be here waiting to meet up for a dinner out and a day at the beach.