Downtown Charleston Proposal

Is there a more charming proposal than a Downtown Charleston proposal? I think not!

Conor had the right idea in June when he chose Chalmers Street to pop the question to bride-to-be, Jackie. He and I met a few days ahead to go over his plan and scout our location. It worked out beautifully.

Downtown is not only beautiful, but is sentimental to Conor and Jackie, so it made perfect sense to add yet another memory to their story here.

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I knew they were coming down Chalmers Street, so I semi-hid behind some parked cars to wait for the signal. Conor hid the ring box in his sock (ouch) and when he knelt town to “fix something”, I started shooting from my spot. As the shock on Jackie’s face settled into pure joy, I knew it was ok to move in closer. She was totally surprised, and of course, thrilled.

You may be wondering if this is invasive or if having a photographer capture a proposal spoils the surprise. I’ve done this a few times now, and have yet to be a spoiler! The moment is so intense, that I think all surroundings become white noise. That, and I’m good at blending in, haha.

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We walked around Chalmers Street and made some sweet portraits of Conor and Jackie. They are not “formal”, but I love that about this type of session. I loosely posed them, but the smiles and affection are completely spontaneous and genuine. She just said yes, after all!

I’m so happy with these images, and I hope they will be proud to show them to their children and grandchildren many years from now.

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If you’d like to chat about photography while you pop the question, reach out with an email!

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