Seriously, what girl wouldn’t want to have her engagement portraits shot at a location where The Notebook was filmed? Apart from the Hollywood fame Boone Hall Plantation has had in the past, it’s one of the prettiest places to shoot in Charleston.
Boone Hall has so many different scenes you can choose from, to the point where you can really get any type of photograph you want. Want to be surrounded by flowers in bloom? There are multiple gardens to choose from. Want to have the angel moss hanging above you from oak trees? The Avenue of Oaks can do that for you. Interested in having some rustic materials as a backdrop? Use any of the historic buildings on site. It really has everything you can think of, which didn’t shock us at all when we heard Alex and Will wanted to have their photo’s shot at Boone Hall.
We often get raving reviews from our clients on how natural and creative our photos look. Lighting can really make or break a picture, so knowing when to shoot, how to use the available light, and being able to work with off camera studio lighting is vital in knowing how to always get the shot- under any lighting condition.
Here at King Street Studios, we love shooting our clients engagement photos. We look at these portrait sessions as one of the best times to get photographs of the soon-to-be bride and groom, because there’s no stress and hassle of having to deal with wedding-day pressure; the two can be themselves, act naturally, and we all get time together to work through posing, composition, expression, and more. This is not only a huge benefit for the engagement photographs, but also as preparation for the wedding day. The emotions wrapped around Alex and Will during their session really drove us to get the best looking portraits we could get of them. We want them to be able to look back on those pictures and really feel as if they’re right back in that moment, when their love was fresh, passionate, and full of hope for the future!
Engagement Pictures Charleston SC- Alex + Will © King Street Studios
Photography by Todd Surber
Words by Manny Aponte