Hello and welcome to the Justin and Lauren Photography blog! We are Justin and Lauren, photographers based in Charleston, South Carolina. Our journey began in 2015 when we met during training to become photojournalists for the U.S. Air Force. Our passion for photography has only grown since then, which led us to start our own business. If you’re interested in learning more about us and what we offer, visit our website! We love taking photos in unique locations, so if you’re up for traveling to a beautiful location, we’re going to get along just fine! As your photographers, we are dedicated to providing you with the best images and an unforgettable experience. Candid photos are some of our favorites to capture. We pride ourselves on being raw, real and authentic. We also provide prints, canvases and albums. Contact us today so we can help bring your dream photoshoot to life. We can’t wait to meet you!

Our last article talked about some of our favorite ideas for your wedding reception decor! All of the items are from Etsy and are simple yet amazing ways to add some character to your wedding reception space. So if you’re interested in getting some ideas from decor we’ve seen at previous weddings, we encourage you to check out our last post!

Charleston engagement photographers

Today we’re sharing some of our favorite photos from Brittany & David’s engagement pictures in Charleston, SC. Brittany and David were visiting from out of town, so we met up in downtown Charleston at sunrise to take advantage of the quiet streets and dreamy light for their engagement session. 

This was their first time having professional photos done, but we assured them it would be a super fun time and they had nothing to worry about. Brittany describes David as the life of the party, and likewise, David describes Brittany as a happy, bubbly girl! They both love to go on walks, so that’s exactly what we did throughout downtown!

Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park is a great spot to visit for your Charleston engagement photos because it’s so versatile with tons of different beautiful spots in one area. We decided to start their session at the Pineapple Fountain, which was perfect, because it’s where David proposed to Brittany!

We also visited Chalmers Street, which is popular and most well known for its cobblestone streets. It is also home to the Pink House, which is one of the oldest buildings in the state and is the second oldest residence in Charleston after the Colonel William Rhett House.

We finished off their session by walking up to the top of one of the parking garages near Waterfront Park to take in the views of the Battery. We also brought a bottle of champagne for Brittany & David, and we popped some bubbly to close out their session and celebrate!

Chalmers Street

This is what Brittany & David said about their session!

“Justin and Lauren are AMAZING!  They were easy to work with throughout the entire process – very responsive and organized.  We are getting married in Austin, but got engaged in Charleston, so we wanted to take our engagement photos in Downtown Charleston.  They have a engagement shoot photo guide that is sent prior to the shoot which gives you suggestions on what to wear and let’s you know what you can expect before, during and after the shoot.  Lauren recommended that we do a sunrise session because of how busy downtown gets during the evening.  Lauren was so fun to work with during the shoot!  We were a little nervous but she was so encouraging and made us feel comfortable right away.  We ended up having a blast and didn’t want it to end!  Lauren ended the shoot with mimosas on the rooftop of a parking garage that looks out over the water and those are some of our favorite pictures!  Our photos turned out SO well.  We really like the style of the editing and have received so many compliments on the photos.  We will 100% recommend them to our friends and would work with them in the future if the opportunity arises.  If we could give them 10 stars we would! Thank you Justin and Lauren!!!”

– Brittany & DAVID

You can read more reviews from our previous couples on Google!

Having your engagement pictures taken in Charleston, especially downtown, is a great choice because there are endless locations to choose from. Your final gallery will have so many different looks because of how easy it is to walk from place to place. We mention a few more of our favorite spots in our blog post, “The Best Engagement Session Locations In Downtown Charleston.”

Engagement sessions are a great way to meet your wedding photographer for the first time and get comfortable in front of the camera and learn how they work. It’s also a great opportunity to get professional images to share for your save the dates or wedding invitations. We always encourage doing an engagement session, because it’s just part of the fun of going through that season of life of being engaged!

We hope you found this article helpful, and that it inspired you for your own engagement session! Our goal is to always capture authentic moments for our clients, before and on their special day. At Justin and Lauren Photography, we dedicate ourselves to capturing the unique beauty of those special moments in your life. If you have any questions about our services or would like to book a session, reach out to us today so we can meet in person or over Zoom to talk about your ideas and help bring them to life. We would love to connect with you!