Rebekah + Dayton [Charleston, SC]

For the longest time, I have wanted to do a photo session in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Last week, I finally got to visit that c-h-a-r-m-i-n-g city and photographed not one but TWO photo shoots. I was in photographer’s heaven with that scenery, let me tell ya. Rebekah and Dayton are dear friends of mine, and they just celebrated five years of marriage. These photos commemorate their anniversary and the journey they’re on. (I actually photographed their engagement session 5+ years ago, so it was extra special to do this shoot.)

The story of how they met makes me laugh every time: about six years ago, Rebekah and Dayton met at a mutual friend’s costume party….it turns out, Rebekah was pretty much the only one who actually dressed up. Slightly awkward! But she spent the evening confidently walking around as “Daisy” from The Great Gatsby. It didn’t take long for Dayton to notice her, but it DID take a while for him to convince her to go on a date. After a few weeks, she agreed…and now they’re more in love than ever, and they have a ridiculously cute 1 year old (you’ll see his photo at the end!)

These two happened to be vacationing in Charleston the same week I was! We had a blast walking along the Battery and continually gushing about downtown Charleston (and we had never seen so many dog-walkers and joggers in one place!) I could gush on and on about my friendship with Rebekah; we’ve known each other since we were babies, and whenever we see each other it’s like no time has passed.

Enjoy the photos, and if you ever get a chance to enjoy Charleston, DO IT!

01 02 03 04 05 06The lighting was ethereal in this spot, and I'm so glad we stopped for a while. 07 08 09 10 Rebekah, you are so elegant, and Dayton, you are rockin' those coral shorts and look great!11 12 13 The houses along Rainbow Row are so colorful and fun!14 15 16  I adore this house color!!17 18Family shot in front of Rainbow Row. That's their little guy, Jude, who was such a trooper on the shoot (since they were vacationing, they didn't have a sitter nearby. He's such a happy, content child!)19