I'm Candace and I'm a destination wedding & portrait photographer based out of the Washington, D.C. area. Chances are you won't find me in the DMV for too long. Come and explore my corner of the world with me!
I die every time I look at these images. What a DREAM! Fate totally played a big hand on this little mini session at Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston. Chase and Natalie were on their honeymoon in Charleston the same time that Kyle and I were exploring and our paths just so happen to cross at the perfect time. Here’s a little back story. Kyle and I were exploring Boone Hall Plantation, a historic still in use plantation just outside of Charleston, SC. This plantation is known for its history of slavery and farming but it also draws in thousands of visitors for its Avenue of Oaks. When Kyle and I were here we sat on a bench and just took in the views. The moss drapes over these huge sweeping branches and the light illuminating the moss was giving me eye overload! We were like, dang, we wish we had a couple who we could make frolics beneath those beautiful branches. Then we saw Natalie + Chase. Nat was wearing this beautiful, flowy white dress that stuck out and we both were like ughh, they look like they should be getting photos taken right under these bad boys. We didn’t do anything and they kept walking away so we just chucked it up as an if only moment. Then Kyle and I started walking down the property, further under the branches and guess who we saw again? It was Natalie and Chase! I looked over at Kyle and was like Kylllleeeee. I think we should ask them if we can take their picture, do you think thats weird? haha. They were a ways away from us so I figured, if they walked down the tree line and by us, that it was fate and we should ask them. Well.. flash forward 5 minutes and they walked right by us so I figured, what the heck. I yelled over to them and introduced ourselves and asked if they wouldn’t mind having their photos taken for a few minutes. Turns out, they were walking down hoping to get a photo of them taken as Chase loved the moss covered oak trees. It was meant to be.
These two were the nicest people! Not only are they both hella good lookin’ but they were so fun and easy to chat with. Not to mention, they snuggled so perfectly together. Im still pretty sure they are professional models and they just didn’t tell us. haha. I had so much fun shooting these two with Kyle. We both captured some STUNNING images and for only shooting for 10 minutes, I had way too many favorites! Brace yourselves. You are going to see a whole heap of pretty!