Romantic Surprise Proposal in Downtown Charleston, SC Griffin + Hannah | Hampton Park

I have been looking forward to this shoot for MONTHS!!! Griffin reached out to me back in July saying that he would be traveling with his girlfriend to Charleston and wanted to plan to propose to her. He found me on Instagram and thought that his girlfriend Hannah would love my style (SO sweet)!!! We spent weeks planning out the details and Griffin thought of EVERYTHING. He had every detail nailed down and was even able to keep the entire thing a surprise! He told Hannah that there was a historical park he wanted to visit before their dinner reservations in Charleston…but little did Hannah know, there was a huge surprise waiting!! My second photographer, G, and I were all set-up in the most GORGEOUS spot to capture the moment he got down on one knee!!!

It was truly SUCH an honor to be included in these special memories! We got to spend a full hour after the proposal walking around the park capturing gorgeous portraits with the most dreamy light. I truly adore this entire gallery!!! I hope you love them as much as I do!

We were totally hiding in the bushes here:

SO sweet!

When Hannah realized he booked a photographer!!!

Drying off tears before portrait time!

LOVE these candid moments while we walked between locations – there was SO much joy!!!

Her yellow dress + that glowy light!!! I die!


Another favorite!!!

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October 6, 2020


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