I fell in love with the Legare Waring House the moment I saw it; it’s truly the perfect representation of Charleston, SC all wrapped up in one small spot. It has a little bit of everything from overgrown oak trees and colorful flowers to sprawling lakes and, of course, a stunning mansion that doubles as a wedding venue. It’s located within Charles Towne Landing, so there is the added element of history completely surrounding the place as well. I’ve been to many plantations in the area, including Boone Hall and Middleton Place, but there was something so completely unique about this particular spot that stole my heart.
Luckily, it stole the heart of Brittany and Stephen as well! As you have probably ascertained, I’ve been to Charleston on many different occasions and am pretty familiar with the city. But that being said, I’m obviously not from there, nor do I live there, so it’s not MY city which means I don’t know all the nooks and crannies that are great for photographing anniversary sessions like I do around Washington, DC. In planning this session, I kept running through my list of options and changing the location, date, and timing based on what new place I found that week — something I never do with “real” clients, but these two know me pretty well by now! If you haven’t been following the blog for a long time, Brittany and Stephen were one of my sweet 2016 couples! They had a beautiful Old Town Alexandria engagement session at sunrise and an even better wedding in Richmond at the Cathedral of Sacred Heart and Omni Hotel. When I found out they were interested in making a trip down south and our schedules were able to align, it was truly a no-brainer! We did a mini anniversary session beneath the iconic oaks of Charleston, somewhere they hope to call home in the near future.
B&S, thank you so much for making the trek down to meet up with me and for agreeing to do photos another time! I love, love, love capturing the two of you and hope we have another opportunity sooner than later!