Alanna & Ryan

Ok, so it's no secret I'm head-over-heels in love with Charleston... but this shoot made me fall even more in love with that charming little city. I mean, just look at these two sweet sweethearts! Alanna & Ryan got married in Downtown Charleston, with an intimate ceremony with close friends and family. Unfortunately I was not available to shoot their actual wedding, so they opted for this 'day-after' bridal session. Ryan was also such a trooper- he had sprained his ankle before our shoot, but was determined to keep up with his bride... he got lots of hugs and kisses out of the deal, though. ;) Since the two got married Downtown, it seemed natural to shoot their portraits there as well. We parked on the edge of The Battery, which is easily one of my favorite places in Chucktown. We wandered as far as we could around the Rainbow Row section of the peninsula, witch left us with a gorgeous and colorful shoot in front of some of Charleston's most well-known homes.

Congratulations to you two, and I wish you a life as beautiful (and colorful!) as your gorgeous city.

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From Alanna: 'Desiree went above and beyond to make my husband and I (two very awkward people) feel comfortable and beautiful when she shot us in downtown Charleston the Monday after our wedding. My husband had a badly twisted ankle which made it difficult to walk around the cobblestone streets but Desiree kept us laughing and captured some amazing photos in the process. Hopefully this won't be the last time we work with her!'

Me too, Alanna! <3