Earlier today, I (Valerie) had the sheer joy of doing an afternoon engagement session with Emily and Eric.
I had SO much fun that I had to put up a “sneak peak” for you all to see….and yes, a sneak peak is just a teaser…so hold your horses, people….you will see more in a later blog post! (I promise!)
Being a former newswriter, I could attempt to describe to you in words just how sickeningly cute and head-over-heels-in-LOVE this couple is….
…or I could just show you a picture or three…
They were also game for all my fun and creative, artsy ideas….
And for every serious moment, there were LOTS of fun and silly ones!
(This couple could teach the class on “how to have fun on a photo shoot” – haha!)
Hey now…..calm down, there are LOTS more to share!
So stay tuned! 🙂
Gil + Nicole = FUN!
A couple of weeks ago, I had a crazy fun afternoon engagement session with Nicole and Gil! Let me tell you, these two are my type of couple! Their fun-loving personalities matched perfectly with my creativity that day. I told Nicole that we have good “photo karma” – haha! They were up for anything, so we got some really unique and different shots. I can’t wait for their wedding!
I just love this one of them on the train tracks behind the U.S. Customs House!
One of my favorite Charleston attributes is all the fabulous wrought iron! The creative, handcrafted detail makes for a great photograph, if you ask me! 🙂
We often discuss at our studio how spoiled we Charleston photographers are to be around such awesome color & texture everywhere we turn! This is one of my favorite alleyways:
I love the lines of the tall staircase at the Customs House.
(Gil and Nicole were so great to let me “play” with them with all of my silly ideas!)
The downtown sunset was lovely that day too!
Don’t let the rain stop you! Rebecca, Ayden and I had their engagement pictures scheduled for months ahead of time for the only opening that worked for all of us. Now or never. And it rained. All day.
But no fear! I do not melt. We brought umbrellas to the beach and had a great time anyway. Remember this everybody. Rain does not have to ruin pictures. Shooting in situations like that often yield great results because it forces me to think hard and outside the box to get good shots. I’ve posted some of my favorites below, and here is a link to a slideshow.