One of the things I love about photographing weddings is the opportunity I have to travel to some of the most beautiful places and capture some of the most precious moments for the sweetest people. One of those beautiful places I love is Charleston. I don’t know if I could say it enough. But, I absolutely love Charleston. My husband and I actually got married there, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. With all the rich history and picturesque views, my heart yearned for the opportunity to make the trip back – especially with a couple as sweet as Lauren and Steve. Lauren and Steve celebrated their special day with a Charleston Historic Church Wedding Elopement with portraits around town that are sure to make your heart melt.
You may not know this. But, elopements have a way of making my heart sing. Don’t get me wrong. I love weddings! However, if you’ve ever been present during an elopement, you’d understand. Without a lot of the guests, details, and extra frills that come with a traditional wedding day, it allows the focus to be on nothing but the love story and emotion that goes into two people coming together in holy matrimony. It’s not about the people, the cake, or even the decor. It’s about the commitments made and finding the one whom your soul loves. As a photographer, they’re truly an honor to be a part of.
Lauren and Steve’s day was a beautiful one. When we met up at the Charleston Place and I saw Lauren’s beaming smile (Not to mention, how adorable she was in her outfit!), I knew it was going to be a fun day. Just the two of them with a driver and myself in tow, I loved getting to follow Lauren and Steve down to the chapel (well, the gorgeous historic church that is the Circular Congregational Church!) and around town. There wasn’t a moment that these two weren’t smiling, laughing, and completely living in the moment. From her contagious smile to the way he looked at her in complete adoration, this couple’s intimate day will be one that I always remember.
Lauren and Steve, I was such a pleasure getting to capture the precious moments that made up your special day together. Getting to explore Charleston with the two of you and witnessing the love you hold for one another was a truly magical experience. I couldn’t help but smile while my heart melted looking through these photographs. There’s no doubt in my mind that the two of you are made for one another. Your love is one that radiates to the world, and the memories captured in your gallery speak more words than most. I hope this day is one that you can look back on with as much giddy excitement as you had walking hand-in-hand along those beautiful streets. I wish you all the happiness and well wishes in the world as the new Mr. and Mrs!