Jul 11, 2017

Columbia South Carolina Engagement Portraits
Will and Erica

Engagement sessions are one of my favorite things to photograph, and Will and Erica’s South Carolina engagement portrait session was no different! We decided to be a little adventurous for their session and photograph their portraits at a special place on the river they love to visit together. Erica assured me that the location was not too hard to get to, and I happily agreed to do something a bit more out of the box for them. I love a good adventure, y’all!

Little did any of us know, the river’s height had risen due to rain. The small creek we needed to cross that should have only had six inches of water had turned into a stream almost two feet deep!! Thankfully, Erica and Will did not mind, and I’m not really the one to give up on a plan *that* easily. It’s just water, right? (Says the girl who was carrying quite a bit of expensive camera equipment at the time… Ha!)

Well, we carefully waded across. And boy, was it worth it!!!! I’ve never photographed in this little inlet before, but sheesh! Perfect light, a beautiful couple, AND a super cute pebble beach!??! What more could I ask for, amiright?

Thankfully the little risky moments in the stream were 100% worth it, and we wrapped up their South Carolina engagement session in the very boat Will proposed to Erica in on Lake Murray. The sunset was stunning that evening, and I loved being able to capture a few portraits of the couple together in the very spot Erica said ‘Yes!’

All-in-all, Will and Erica’s engagement session was quite literally perfect, adventure through the stream included, and I’m overjoyed to be sharing their portraits with you today. Leave the happy couple some love below after you’ve seen all the goodness, and be sure to check back in October after their big day for Erica’s bridal portraits and the full wedding!


Apparel – White House Black Market

Hair – Kelly Cannon at Infinity Hair Studio

Makeup – Sephora Beauty Advisor

Nails – Kiara Greene at OCCO Luxury Spa

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We started off the session with a few simple poses, and they were so natural in front of the camera!
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I loved being able to watch Will and Erica laugh and smile with each other; it was so evident that they truly are best friends and soul mates. engagement pictures south carolina engagement session columbia sc engagement sessions south carolina

And then we took a little walk through foliage and over a fallen log to photograph them on the rocks together… engagement sessions columbia sc engagement photographers south carolina

This next one might just be one of my favorites, but honestly, Erica and Will did such a great job being natural and in-love in front of the camera, settling on one favorite is HARD!engagement photographers columbia sc engagement photographer south carolina

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Then we were off to Lake Murray after a quick outfit change… South Carolina Engagement session South Carolina Engagement photographers South Carolina Engagement photography Lake Murray SC engagement South Carolina Engagement portraits

We grabbed a few romantic shots on the dock. Then we headed out on the lake to take advantage of the stunning sunset that evening. 
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Some of these more casual shots of them together on the boat are my favorites too. Their affection and love for each other is just so easy to see in these images, and I LOVE it!  couples photography columbia south carolina couples portraits south carolina

And dark silhouettes are not usually my style, but I had to utilize this sunset, y’all!! Lake Murray sunsets never disappoint, and this one was no different. couples session columbia sc

Congratulations to Will and Erica on their engagement! And I hope you loved scrolling through a few of their South Carolina engagement portraits. Leave them some love below and stay tuned for more gorgeousness from this couple’s wedding later this year!



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  1. Sarah Zupon

    July 11th, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Omg…these pictures are perfect just like the perfect couple you are!! I’m so happy and excited for y’all. I love you both dearly, and am so ecstatic and honored to be standing with you both on your big day!! ?❤ ~Sarah Z

  2. Jess

    July 11th, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you so much for leaving the couple some love, Sarah!! Can’t wait to photograph you along side Erica and Will on the big day!!

  3. Theresa Seay

    July 11th, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I’m loving the sunset silhouette pictures! I’m sending hugs to this happy couple! Many blessings are heading your way!

  4. Jess

    July 12th, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Oh thank you!!! They aren’t my normal style, but I love those shots too!

  5. Dianne Bannister

    July 11th, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Beautiful pics and I’m so excited for you two!
    Love ya, Erica!!

  6. Jess

    July 12th, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Thank you so much!

  7. Charlie Diamond

    July 12th, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    These pictures demonstrate a really attractive and loving couple. Best of luck and happiness to Will and Erica.

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