Katie + Connor | Downtown Engagement Shoot | Charleston, South Carolina

March 23, 2023

Her laughter filled the narrow streets as they strolled down the sidewalk. These streets that they loved and often walked down now became the backdrop of their engagement portraits, forever joining the love Katie and Connor have for each other and the love they have for the city of Charleston. Although their journey towards the wedding began in a winery in Michigan, this night of celebration down south brought them beautiful weather, a joy-filled evening, and an engagement session that simply exudes the elegance of this seaside town.

When Katie and Connor shared that they were planning on having their engagement photos taken in Charleston, we could see the stars align for an opportunity to return to one of our favorite cities in the United States. Our love for the city of Charleston is well known to our friends and family, but Katie and Connor’s engagement shoot genuinely opened our eyes up to the potential beautiful this city truly has. Although we have had the opportunity visit Charleston in the past, this was the first time we were able to have complete creative freedom with the locations and light we felt would be perfect for Katie and Connor. Many photographers dream of one day shooting a session in Charleston, and to be perfectly candid: the city simply measures up to the high praise it receives.

Katie and Connor, all we can say is “Wow, you two belong in this city!” From the first moments of stepping out of the car, you both embodied all of the love and romance this city has to offer, and yet still were filled with fun and laughter. It was such a great reminder that in marriage, we can have both moments of romance and moments of fun; and it’s a truth that so many others need to be reminded of as well. Keep that balance in mind as you continue through the planning and as you get closer to the big day! We are so excited to see you two again next year!


J + A

All photos are property of Josh and Andrea Photography LLC.


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