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A Jewel-Tone Fall Wedding at Middleton Place Jules and Zach | Charleston, SC


I have spent MONTHS looking forward to photographing Jules and Zach’s Charleston wedding day! I photographed Jules’ sister’s wedding last year (the adorable Kat and Carter), so I knew Jules’s family before even coming into this wedding day. They are so full of genuine kindness and joy…it is such an honor to witness and be a part of. The way the entire DeTrane family celebrates and loves each other is just so beautiful. I arrived at the Airbnb where the bridesmaids were getting ready, and that same contagious joy hit me as soon as I walked in! Despite the cold and misty morning, everyone was SO excited to witness these two get married!

I first saw Jules and Zach together at Kat and Carter’s wedding…and I remembered how adorable they were when Jules emailed me a few months later that they were ENGAGED! We met up for coffee weeks before they even had a venue or date selected for their wedding. Once they had all the details locked in, we photographed their beautiful engagement session downtown Charleston…and I’ve been counting down the days until the wedding ever since!!! They had a beautiful ceremony at a local Catholic church before their reception at Middleton Place. I had only photographed at Middleton one other time…and it is truly a photographer’s playground! I could shoot there all day and never run out of beautiful location options! I can’t wait for you to see all of the variety we were able to get in their portraits…you can’t even tell it was under 50 degrees and sprinkling outside!

Jules and Zach: Thank you both for inviting me into such a special season of your lives! Capturing you both has truly been such a joy. I hope you are soaking up every second of your honeymoon and that you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites images from your wedding day! XOXO!

Hahah!! Love this one!

The options to get ready inside of the Airbnb didn’t have the best lighting…so Jules froze for these photos! But I think it was worth it!

First look with the bridesmaids!! She looked AMAZING!!!

So much love!

First look with dad!

Pinning her “something borrowed” close to her heart inside her dress ❤️

Time for the first look!!

SO much joy!!!

So many favorites from these portraits!!

Let’s get MARRIED!!!

I snapped this immediately after the ceremony and Zach looked at Jules and said “you’re my WIFE!!!” It was SO sweet!


This sparkly veil was one of my favorite details!!!

A favorite!!!

The sweetest family group hug after the daddy-daughter dance!

A huge thank you to the amazing vendors who made this day happen:

Hair & Makeup: Lashes and Lace 

Florist: Fresh Weddings and Events

Planner: Peper Events 

DJ: Bunn DJ Company

Venue + Caterer: Middleton Place

Bride’s Gown: Justin Alexander

Invitations: Minted

Videographer: Two Fly Guys Media

Cake or Dessert: Charleston Bakery and Deli 

Centerpiece Greenery: Horst Wholesale Florist 


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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!



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