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Sammie + Drew | Charleston, SC Engagement Dreamy Pastel Downtown Charleston South Carolina Engagement by Chesapeake Charm Photography

February 1, 2018

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Sammie & Drew. Oh my gosh. I don’t even know where to begin with these two! I’m so glad our paths crossed and that they chose me to be their wedding and engagement photographer! They are Maryland natives who are currently living the dream in Charleston, South Carolina, so when then topic came up of potentially shooting their engagement photos there, I was all about it!!! I grabbed my boyfriend, Mark, and we drove down to beautiful Charleston for a quick trip!

Yes, Charleston is as dreamy and beautiful as they say! We met up with Sammie & Drew by the famous pineapple fountain to start, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.  We had a blast roaming the streets, walking down rainbow row, and viewing the most perfect sunset at the battery.  Along the way we laughed and just genuinely had a great time! Sammie & Drew taught us a lot about Charleston and basically I’m convinced that I need to live there.

After our session, Sammie & Drew so kindly treated us to an AMAZING seafood dinner, and then we hit a couple bars around town! It was an absolutely perfect evening with the most creamy, pastel colors and the most romantic light – a photographer’s dream! Add in these two lovebirds and you have one of my favorite engagement sessions ever!!!

 I mean, this is one of the first shots of the evening…just look at them!!

Their outfit game was seriously on point, am I right?

These colors give me LIFE!!! Those pinks and baby blues are so romantic!

The most glowy sunset!

Love it!!!

Boy it was windy but we worked with it!

Pink Dot Beauty Bar did an AMAZING job on Sammie’s hair and makeup!!!

This is one of my favorites!!!


Drew got Sammie the most pinterest-worthy ring EVER.

Charleston, you are such a dream.

Sammie & Drew I can’t wait for your wedding this summer at Belmont Manor!

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