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Samantha + Soul Engaged | A Downtown Engagement

Summer sunrise engagement in downtown Greenville South Carolina

A Downtown Engagement Session | Greenville, South Carolina

If you have noticed a slight trend in downtown Greenville Falls Park sunrise sessions on our blog that’s because 1) Falls Park is absolutely beautiful and especially in the summertime with all the lush greenery and flowers surrounding the falls and walkways 2) Its super hot during Greenville summers … I’m talking 90 something degrees … but not at 6:30am!!! On this particular morning it was low 70’s, which is way more comfortable when our couples are all dressed up! 3) So many of our couples have spent their best dates in Falls Park or even got engaged there so we get to continue those amazing memories in a place close to their heart. 4) Maybe this is just us since we are foodies but downtown Greenville has the best restaurants … especially brunch … so what better than finishing your session and grabbing brunch!

We started Samantha and Soul’s downtown engagement session at one of the best places to watch the sunrise, the Liberty Bridge and the falls. From there we explored Falls Park and made our way toward the West End of downtown Greenville. We found one of the coolest looking and most colorful doors … a new favorite of mine! And then we stumbled across another beautiful flower garden where we found the most gorgeous glow of morning sunshine!

Samantha and Soul were so easy-going and up for exploring all over downtown Greenville with us! They were even willing to get pretty close to the falls for some stunning waterfall photos, wait until you see them!! And for being so early in the morning you would have never known, we had so much fun, which makes me even more excited for their wedding this November!

Congratulations Samantha and Soul! Enjoy our favorites from your downtown engagement!

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Bonnie + Peden Engaged | A Scenic Table Rock Engagement

Table Rock State Park Engagement Session

A Scenic Table Rock Engagement Session | Picken, South Carolina

When we first moved to South Carolina, Table Rock State park was one of the first mountaintop locations we visited. And all I can remember thinking when Kevin and I hiked the Carrick trail for the first time was that this is one stunning location and I can’t wait to photograph here! Well I can’t thank our amazing couples enough for their great taste in locations because this was the second time we had the privilege of photographing an engagement session at the scenic Table Rock State Park! Our first session was at the end of Winter/early Spring and this session took place last weekend in the middle of our summer months. And let me tell you, Table Rock is stunning in just about every season!

When we first met Bonnie and Peden over coffee in Greenville I just remember thinking … these two are so incredibly sweet and awesome, I really hope we get to work with them! Between their excitement for their wedding day and the importance they placed on photography for their special day I knew we would be the perfect fit and couldn’t wait to work with them!

Bonnie had a beautiful vision with lots of greenery for their engagement session and I think we found just that. We started their session at the Lodge in Table Rock State Park surrounded by stunning mountain views and then worked our way to the overlook, Carrick Trail and ended our session around Lake Oolenoy for sunset. Besides a little heat I don’t think we could have asked for a more perfect evening! And if you notice an absurd amount of geese in our photos near sunset that’s because apparently the geese of Table Rock are not the normal “I want nothing to do with people” geese I am use to in New York but lean more towards the “I want to be as awkwardly close to you as possible” geese! Just another reason we loved this session!!!

Anyway! Congratulations Bonnie & Peden, ENJOY our favorites from your scenic Table Rock engagement session and we look forward to your wedding next year!!

Table Rock State Park Engagement Session

Table Rock State Park Engagement Session

Table Rock State Park Engagement Session

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Stephanie + Mike Engaged | Summer Sunrise Falls Park Engagement

Falls Park Summer Sunrise Engagement

A Summer Sunrise Falls Park Engagement | Greenville, South Carolina

When we met Stephanie and Mike over coffee we knew we were going to love working with these two! We could talk to these two forever and instantly felt like we have known them for years! And when we got to chatting about how Mike proposed to Stephanie we knew that we had to capture their engagement photos in downtown Greenville’s Falls Park!

Hearing Stephanie and Mike recount their engagement story had us laughing … not because it wasn’t the one of a kind special love story but because the way Mike described his well thought out location and plan. You see there is nothing we love more than hearing the proposal story from the Groom-to-be because it seems to always involve some type of nerves trying to plan the perfect moment and then something always seems to come in the way of those plans! In Mike’s case he had the perfect bench picked out in Falls Park with the perfect view … and then … there was the couple that took the bench!!! Now Mike’s plan had to change and he needed to find a new bench … and of course one with a view! Long story short he did find another perfect bench and we were even able to capture some photos there during our session!

Another reason these two are pretty awesome is because they trusted us when we told them a sunrise session was the way to go for Falls Park in the summer months even though this would require them to meet us at 6:30AM! But let me tell you, I’m so glad they decided to go for it because not only did we have the park to ourselves but we also beat the crazy hot South Carolina heat of the summer and capture some really beautiful light!

This shoot was pretty perfect and I can’t wait to show you my favorites! Stephanie and Mike are one fun couple and we can’t wait for more fun on their wedding next February! They are going to have one beautiful wedding! ENJOY!!

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Paige + Haeden Engaged | A Foggy Summer Craggy Gardens Engagement

Craggy Gardens Engagement

A Foggy Summer Craggy Gardens Engagement | Asheville, North Carolina

All I can say is that I love all these mountain engagement sessions lately! And especially when they take us exploring new places we have never been. This session is special because it took us all the way to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to a location called Craggy Gardens outside of Asheville. Kevin and I have always wanted to make it out to the Blue Ridge Mountains so we could not have been more excited when Paige & Haeden suggested a little road trip out to Craggy Gardens!

When you scroll through these images you will understand why we were so excited to capture Paige & Haeden’s engagement photos at Craggy Gardens! Although the different weather we encountered in just a span of an hour made photographing this session pretty tricky it was most definitely worth it!! I’m pretty sure this is our only session that includes foggy wooded trails and cliffs overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains with rolling fog and the best foggy pink sunset I have ever seen!

We had so much fun hiking the Craggy Pinnacle Trail with Paige and Haeden to the breathtaking overlook to watch the sunset. This trail was almost a mile long and Paige hiked the whole trail in heels and a white dress!!! Let me just say this is why I love our couples and how important photography is for them! This trail was narrow, muddy and steep at times and Paige was so relaxed and up for the challenge … and I’m so glad because these two looked stunning!

Paige and Haeden met through their families growing up and I can’t wait until their wedding this September to meet their sweet family and friends and be a part of their celebration! And based on their engagement session I think its going to be one amazing wedding day!

Paige and Haeden, thank you for exploring Craggy Gardens with us last weekend! You two were so relaxed and fun we could have chatted all night! Enjoy our favorites from your session and see you soon for your special day!

Craggy Gardens Engagement

Craggy Gardens Engagement

Craggy Gardens Engagement

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