Dec 20, 2017

Soda City Columbia SC Engagement Session
Drew & Kristen

Here in Columbia, South Carolina, every Saturday morning local vendors from across the state gather for what’s called Soda City Columbia’s Main Street Market. The market is set on a few blocks of Main Street and hosts hundreds of local Carolinians and their families. If you head to the market on a Saturday morning, you’ll experience a myriad of sights, sounds, smells, and incredible vendors.

If you’re a local, you know that Soda City Market is just, well, the Columbia thing to do on a Saturday morning. And with that in mind, Drew and Kristen decided to theme their engagement portraits around the Main Street market! They love visiting their favorite vendors together and picking out a box of fresh veggies each week. So, we figured, why not incorporate this special Columbia-esque activity into their engagement session?!

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They explored the market one early Saturday morning a few months ago while I followed behind just documenting every little moment. You all know I have a thing for those ‘in-between’ moments! Doing these ordinary, every-day things together made for some genuinely sweet images. I’ve fallen in love with sessions like these! I love going beyond just the “stand here and kiss” type of sessions, and this Soda City Columbia, SC engagement is no different!

Drew and Kristen LOVE the bread from Sprout Momma Breads, so we stopped by to purchase all the carbs. Ha! After that, they picked out a box of fresh veggies to take home. We also enjoyed a torta from a local Mexican food truck! After that, we stopped by the Driver 8 Studio booth for Kristen to pick out a necklace to wrap up our time at the Soda City Market. We finished up their session with a few portraits at the USC Horseshoe with Drew and Kristen’s four-legged babies, Bella and Rosie.

I hope you enjoy my favorite frames from Kristen and Drew’s Soda City Columbia, SC engagement session at The Soda City Market and USC Horseshoe. Leave the happy couple some love in the comments below!

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Can we talk about how incredible Kristen’s ring is?!
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Who knew that buying vegetables would be so much fun!?columbia south carolina engagement

So, apparently, Drew finds himself having a craving for these one-of-a-kind tortas sold by the Taqueria truck quite often. He insisted we stopped for one during the session, and honestly, these photos were TOTALLY worth it!

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Now off to the Horseshoe for portraits with their pups! It doesn’t get any cuter than this, y’all!

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Thank you!

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into Drew and Kristen’s engagement session at the Soda City Market and USC Horseshoe today! Leave the happy couple some love in the comments if you loved their unique engagement session!



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  1. Tricia says:

    Oh this whole entire session from start to finish is ADORABLE! I absolutely LOVE IT!

  2. Lindsay says:

    This is the cutest engagement session!! I love how real it is, and her ring OMG!!

  3. ashton says:

    I LOVE this entire session! From the cute couple, gorgeous ring, VIBRANT EGGPLANTS, and their love of eating… I’m swooning over here.

  4. Danielle lawrance says:

    This is by far one of the most beautiful engagement sessions I’ve ever seen everything about this just screams perfection.

  5. Abbie says:

    I love this! I’m gonna have to check out the market next time I’m in the area!

  6. Laura Gillen says:

    What an adorable couple and even more unique engagement session. I love and miss Soda City!

  7. Sharron says:

    This post made me happy and hungry! What a fun session!!! ❤️✨

  8. Sharron says:

    I love the purple! This post made me happy and hungry! What a fun session!!! ❤️✨

  9. Victoria says:

    I love that you did some of these at the farmer’s market!! Her ring really is to die for! And those puppies ❤️

  10. Amanda says:

    This is so authentic!!! I love that you truly captures them!!! So much fun!

  11. Margeaux Boles says:

    I love how colorful these are! And check out that ring! Wow! I love everything you incorporated into this session, beautiful!

  12. Sarah says:

    Very rarely do I find a blog post filled with so much pretty! I loveeeee these images! and I love the color outfits she has picked. Your editing style is beautiful to say the least.

  13. Angie says:

    Ahh I love it!! So fun and unique!!

  14. Angie says:

    Ahh I love it!! So fun and unique!! :)

  15. Katie says:

    What a unique session! I love this! It’s really fun when a couple does something enjoyable during their session! It results in such fun and one of a kind images!

  16. The way you lay out your blog is gorgeous! I love how the purple color carries through and you use White Space to tell your story!

  17. Brittany Fennessey says:

    On behalf of Ryan Fennessey from Sprout Momma Breads & myself (his lovely wife), we would like to say…CONGRATULATIONS!! How special it is to love someone & share all the things you love together! Best Wishes!

  18. Kristen Larsen says:

    Love love love this Jess!! Thank you so much for making a blog about us! We feel so special!!

  19. […] may recognize Kristin and Drew from their Main Street Public House surprise proposal and Soda City engagement session I photographed last year if you’ve been following my blog for a while. I have joined these […]

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