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Fall Engagement Session in Charleston SC // Lauren + Matthew

February 28, 2024

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I love engagement sessions, simply because they allow me to have some one-on-one time with my couples before the chaos of the wedding day.  We get to hang out, chat about the wedding, and capture some beautiful images along the way.  I met up with Lauren + Matt this past fall on a beautiful overcast day for their Charleston engagement session.  And, just in case you didn’t know, overcast days are my favorite lighting scenario!  Couples often ask why overcast days are my favorite and it’s because the light is being naturally diffused by the clouds, which creates soft, even lighting.  This light allows us to really shoot anywhere since we aren’t having to compete with the highlights and shadows caused by sunshine. Overcast light also makes colors pop and everyone’s skin looks SO GOOD!!  So if clouds are in the forecast for your engagement session and/or wedding day, never fear!  It’s actually a really good thing for you and your photographer!

Lauren + Matt absolutely killed it with their session and their outfits were absolutely on point.  I loved watching Matt care for Lauren throughout the session – and the way Lauren looks at Matt?  Pure happiness and joy.  I know I say this all the time, but my couples truly are the best.  I am so so lucky to get to witness and document these amazing love stories year after year!  Lauren, Matt, and I had so much fun exploring historic downtown Charleston together and we pretty much had the entire place to ourselves!  Another perk of overcast days… it tends to deter the tourists from straying too far from their hotels, leaving the historic district pretty quiet.

These two are getting married this summer out on Kiawah Island and I am already so excited for their beautiful wedding day.  I just know it’s going to be so much fun and absolutely gorgeous.  Here are a few of my favorites from Lauren + Matt’s Charleston engagement session…

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With a well-worn passport in hand, and an affinity for a good cocktail, Dana works with fun-loving and kind-hearted clients around the globe. 

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