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Magnolia Plantation Engagement Session


March 18, 2022

This Magnolia Plantation engagement session was in the early spring time to have those beautiful spring blooms! These two got engaged at Magnolia Plantation and wanted their engagement session there as well so we traveled down south to Charleston!

Cody & Emily’s Charleston Engagement Session | Charleston Wedding Photographer

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you probably know that I absolutely LOVE Charleston, South Carolina. I love how welcoming the people are, the old historical town vibe, the beautiful beaches, stunning photography backdrops, the delicious food, etc. I am could go on and on…

James and I have been making a few trips each year to Charleston and was SO CLOSE to moving here during the year we don’t speak of (2020). But we love any chance to see Charleston and their beautiful plantations! I am a sucker for Spanish Moss and these iconic Charleston Plantation backdrops! So when Emily and Cody mentioned this as their engagement session idea I was so excited!!!

We started out in the place Cody proposed to Emily at Magnolia Plantations. They shared the story with us on the way over to the plantation. We walked through the gardens at Magnolia and stopped by all the iconic scenes! Thankfully the light was beautiful the day we planned for this session!! You could say that I was in photography heaven!!

Once we finished at Magnolia Planation we made our way to downtown Charleston where we explored the Battery and Rainbow Row. They wanted to utilize some classic Charleston engagement session locations. I have so many locations on my bucket list for a session but these two places we stopped at are iconic!!

We have been to the Battery so often we knew where the best spots are for photos! Almost every trip to Charleston James and I grab lunch to go from one of our favorite spots and head to the Battery to eat lunch with our favorite view of the Cooper River.

And over the years I’ve taken many a headshot at the famous Rainbow Row. So I know how to navigate all the tourists at those painted ladies! We managed to avoid the crowds because of my secret (DM me if you wanna know my secret!!). Honestly, we were so lucky throughout this entire session because bystanders at Magnolia Plantation and downtown Charleston were so helpful and gracious to wait for us to grab these photos!

This session with Emily & Cody will forever be one of my favorites!! I loved spending this extra time with them in my favorite city! We learned so much about Emily & Cody and their story which of course will come in handy for their wedding day in May 2022!

Enjoy my favorites from this session and don’t forget to see my special deal for all Charleston sessions at the end of this post!

Location: Magnolia Plantation & Downtown Charleston

Want your very own session in Charleston??? Depending on when you’d like your session, we offer FREE travel!! As a thank you we are not charging a travel fee!! If you are getting married in Charleston, South Carolina, we have an exclusive deal for those weddings!! At the time of this post, we haven’t photographed a Charleston wedding so YOU could be our first!! Inquire with us HERE!



If you are a photographer and want help with these Charleston, South Carolina Locations feel free to DM me on Instagram, I’d love to help!! 🙂 Charleston is literally my favorite place on earth!!!

Until next time,


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I’m Emily! James, and I are a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Lynchburg, Virginia. We specialize in weddings & engagements and serve our EH Couples in Virginia, South Carolina, and beyond!

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