We are Charleston wedding photographers who can’t resist a good love story filled with beauty, adoring family, hilarious friends, signature cocktails, speeches where we get to hear all the good stuff our clients didn’t tell us on the phone, and a bang-up dance floor.
Charleston is one of the most popular wedding destinations because of the tropical weather, the walkable downtown, the celebratory atmosphere, the history, the beach, the insanely good restaurant scene, and all the fun things your wedding guests can do before and after the wedding itself.
We live downtown Charleston, and our photography studio is three miles from our house. We live and breathe photography and all things Charleston. We’re glad you found us!
Since 2005, we have photographed hundreds of weddings in Charleston, around the United States, and in 30 other countries (everyone always wants to know the craziest place we’ve ever shot a wedding, and that would be Mongolia). So yes, we’ve been on some pretty incredible adventures, but there is nothing like a wedding in Charleston, where everything aligns so perfectly with what we love to photograph.
Every new couple we meet has such a unique story. As former journalists, we love getting swept up in it all. We want to feel the anticipation as you get ready. We want to hear your vows. We want to see your family’s expressions during the parent dances. We even want to be right smack in the middle of your crazy dance party, trying not to get stepped on by dance moves gone wild. And then we want to give all those moments back to you, so you can always access those hilarious, touching, poetic, chaotic, tender, soulful life-defining memories.
As Charleston wedding photographers, we know you’re excited about getting married here. The soul of this city is palpable, and the warm Southern air gets anyone in the festive spirit. There’s a reason why so many people vacation in Charleston and never want to leave. There’s an energy here, and your guests will feel it. They will live it. And we know you will want to remember that. Being photographers who love the challenge of not missing a thing, it’s our job to make sure every important second does not go unnoticed.
Because of that, we feel a huge responsibility to make sure your photos are not only beautiful, but genuinely YOU. The real stuff is so much better than the fake stuff, and we won’t ask you to do anything we wouldn’t do ourselves. Cheesy, we are not. We assume you aren’t either. Because of that, we’ll only ask for your attention when we guide you through portraits. But we are also not the creepy photographers hiding in the corner of the room the rest of the time. We are naturally in the mix – not standing out but fully present, making sure nothing is missed and everything is remembered. We’ll ensure all your details are beautifully documented, from your invitation to the parting gifts. Your wedding planner and your cake maker will love the photographs of their hard work. But it’s all the magic in the middle that matters most.
How it starts
From our first email, call or text, we will ask about you. We’ll ask what makes this person you are marrying so special you no longer need to look for anyone else. We’ll ask your future spouse the same thing: what it is about you that made them never look back? We’ll ask how your wedding will reflect your personalities and the energy of your relationship (after all, how people celebrate love is different for everyone). We’ll ask who are the people you care most about that will be there. We’ll talk with your parents before the wedding as well, so we can understand what makes you special through their eyes. We might even ask your best man or maid-of-honor what makes them so proud to be your friend.
All these things are what weddings are really about. The people. The relationships. And, of course, a hell of a good party.
So when your guests leave your wedding at the end of the night, think about how you want them to feel. Because after that last round of shots, the details might be a little fuzzy, but they will remember how they felt as they watched your last dance. And, as photographers, it’s our job to capture that. Every single beautifully chaotic perfect moment. Art is about feeling. And if we do our job right (and we will), your photographs will be true art.
Are you beginning to see why we take our responsibility as wedding photographers so seriously? We only get one chance to get it right for you, and it’s a privilege we take very seriously (while having a lot of fun doing it).
Photography that matters
If you’ve gotten this far, we will assume you’re not interested in just being a princess for a day, but instead the beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated, fun-loving bride all your friends know you to be. If that sounds right, we’re a good fit.
When we’re your photographers, we instinctively look for the very best version of everyone at your wedding. It’s not only our job to find the beauty in everyone – it’s our superpower (You say your dad never smiles? Your best friend hates photos of herself? Challenge accepted.). We can’t wait to surprise and delight you. The best weddings we’ve ever been to weren’t fixated on all the wedding “stuff.” They were about the people. They prioritized love, friendship, and the meaning of marriage. Everyone left feeling like a warm blanket had wrapped around their lives, if just for a day.
Still with us? Then we’re the perfect fit.
What it all boils down to
When the last song plays, that’s it. All those months of hard work – over. All those stresses you had about the schedule – gone. Whatever that last shot was just before your high-school best friend tried to do the worm – down the hatch and forgotten.
It’s really over?
No way. It’s just the beginning. It’s true that the event itself, all that was planned for and created, has been torn down and packed away, most of it thrown in the trash. But your wedding day can never be taken away from you. Or the photos. The photos prove it really happened, even better than you could have dreamed. But the best is yet to come. You will spend the rest of your life waking up next to this person you love so much. You will build a life together. There are adventures and joys ahead that you can’t even predict. We know, because we had our dream wedding back in 2010. But somehow life just got even better after that.
Shortly after your wedding, we will collaborate with you to create your wedding album – the defining document of your wedding and all that transpired. Our handcrafted albums are designed by us, and brought to life in Italy by the best photographic lab in the world.
Your wedding album will become one of your family’s most cherished heirlooms. You’ll revisit it every anniversary – your 1st, your 10th, your 25th, hopefully your 50th. Your children will explore the pages of vibrant, colorful moments to see how their parents’ story began – how their own story began. They will pull this book out again and again throughout their lives. They’ll pass it down to their own children, who will pass it down to their children. And on and on it goes – a family history, becoming all the richer over time. Let that sink in. On your great-granddaughter’s 50th anniversary, she might be looking at your wedding photos in this very wedding album we will create together.
So now that we know what really matters, let’s make sure we are the ones to help you remember it. And as long as you’re not reading this in the middle of the night, pick up that phone and give us a ring. Or send us a text. Or write us an email. Or send us a chat. We’ll answer it all. Because we care. We want to hear your story. We want to see you get married to the person you want to grow old with. We want your great-grandaughter to see what – and who – mattered most to you. These photos will outlive you. They are part of your bigger picture, and we hope we are the ones to help make them with you.
Give us a call, or send us an email. We are good listeners.