Maureen & Kevin Main Street Columbia, SC Engagement Session

Maureen + Kevin lived in an apartment off of Main Street and it’s where their story began - so what better place for their pictures than Main Street! It was a HOT morning in Columbia but these two were troopers. Kevin even sported a jacket most of the session, even after he ran back to their friends house where they were staying to get Maureen’s ring (she may or may not have left it there and realized it right before the session began). These two had a friend meet us later with their puppy, Brees, for a few group shots. So glad they did because Brees was a dream pup <3

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Christen & Shane | Millford Plantation Pinewood, SC Engagement Session

THRILLED to share these pictures! It was my first time shooting at Millford and I’m so glad it ended up being with Christen and Shane. These two were so easy-going and fun. It felt like we had known each other for years and we had just met. Also I have to tell this part of the story because it’s the best part. At the end of the session, Shane told Chisten he made surprise reservations at a nice restaurant for that night. AREN’T THEY JUST THE BEST?

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Mickie & Austyn Clemson, SC Fall Engagement Session

SO SO SO excited to share these images from my engagement session with Mickie & Austyn. Believe it or not, these two made a USC grad fall in love with Clemson, SC. I haven’t been to Clemson a ton and never on a non-game day so my past experience with Clemson was nothing like this day. The campus was quiet (almost deserted that early in the morning the day after a home football game) and there was no one walking around yet. Not to mention it was just a fun day getting to hang out with these two. So relaxed and laid back, just chatting and walking around campus.

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Bekah & Nick Columbia, SC Engagement Session

I just delivered this gallery to Bekah and Nick today and can you tell I’m too excited to share these? This has to be the fastest gallery delivery to blog post in ALP history. For Bekah and Nick’s engagement session, we met at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia, SC and the weather was the first cool day of the “Fall” season (aka perfection). Whenever I imagine engagement sessions, theirs was honestly exactly what I think of. Not just because of the weather, but because of how they interacted together.

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Jessica & Austin New York City, New York Engagement Session

There are few people in the world as funny, genuine and loving as Jessica Cavett. We have been friends since high school and I've always loved the time I've spent with her. She has always kept me laughing - no matter how much time has passed. Whenever Austin proposed, I was beyond thrilled that they asked me to take their engagement pictures. Even more so whenever they wanted them to be in NYC - where she and Austin lived for many years. 

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Brent & Hannah Columbia, SC Engagement Session

All of y'all know that I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy, right? I mean I named one of our golden retrievers after a golden in a 90s Tom Hanks rom-com so I feel like it's a little obvious? But the best part to me, other than the few scenes with golden retrievers, is the intro. How do these two people, in a world of millions of people, end up meeting each other? What moments lead to this in the movie? This is part of the reason that I'm obsessed with the story of how Brent and Hannah met. 

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Aubrey & Brodie Columbia, SC Engagement Session

I used to work with Brodie in college at Todd & Moore Sporting Goods but recently met Aubrey, prior to their engagement, at a wedding for a mutual friend. She's the kind of person you can instantly connect with and is very easy to talk to. By the end of the conversation at the wedding, it felt like I had known her equally as long as Brodie. Whenever I found out they were engaged, I was thrilled whenever Aubrey reached out to me for engagement pictures. I was even more thrilled that she wanted to take pictures at the Horseshoe and even MORE thrilled she wanted to bring their two dogs.

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Matt & Tessa Redcliffe Plantation Aiken, SC Engagement Session

I am so excited to share these pictures of Matt & Tessa. These two are some really great friends but even more, they are incredible people. I have known both of them since high school and like most high school friendships, there is something to be said about friendships with roots like that. I've had the opportunity to see these two grow and change so much throughout the years. Our conversations are no longer about college courses or high school teachers, but about Jesus and marriage and careers. Likewise, Matt and Tessa started dating in college so they have been through so much throughout the years together. 

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Jennifer & Blake Lake Murray Columbia, SC Engagement Session

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, there's one spot in Columbia that is pretty much packed every weekend with lots of people from Columbia and the surrounding areas. There are people anchored out, swimming and hanging out with friends all around. For Matt & I, on a typical weekend on the lake, we will meet or introduce ourselves to at least 3 people while there honestly because it's such an inviting and friendly atmosphere. This is exactly the environment where Jennifer and Blake met. They met a little over 3 years ago at Lake Murray. Whenever it was time to talk about locations for their engagement session, they couldn't help but feel drawn to Lake Murray.  

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