Charleston Styled Shoot | Historic Downtown, Charleston, SC

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend a leader’s retreat for the Rising Tide Society.  Since this was my first time in Charleston (can you say a little piece of heaven?), I knew once in town I would be dying to do a photo shoot! So, I arranged for a sunset session with the absolutely gorgeous MariBeth Nolte and couldn’t have been more excited to meet her!  I would describe the style for this shoot as “vintage meets fun and flirty” and what better backdrop than the stunning streets of downtown Charleston!? My one goal going into the shoot was to find some really cool trees (this is pretty easy in Charleston) and to find at least one colorful wall with droopy flowers (again, pretty easy to do). Not only did I find both, but I ended up scoring the most perfect prop by total accident!  As MariBeth and I strolled down the street, we both stopped dead in our tracks when we stumbled upon a beautiful little courtyard where a cream colored vintage sports car was parked.  It’s almost as if the beam of heaven shone down and the little car himself was saying to me, “Come on in!”

And so… we did. 🙂

Since the pathway gate was ajar, it made it easy for me to walk right up to the front door and knock.  The owners were more than gracious and accommodating to let us use their adorable little car and they unlocked the gate so I could have plenty of shooting room. Woohoo!

I am already planning my next trip to Charleston and can’t wait to explore again!!  Many thanks to the following participants who made this shoot possible:

Model: MariBeth Nolte

Makeup: Bonnie Jean Beauty

Hair: Rebecca Herndon

Dress: Nha Khanh (you can find one of my images featured on the dress designer’s Instagram page) 🙂

Without further ado, enjoy my favorite images from this session in amazing historic Charleston!!

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