Maura + Alex // Engaged

Meeting new people is what I love most about being a photographer. Clients who are willing to open up, let me into their lives, and just have a good time together is what inspires me most. I had never met Maura + Alex before, but by the end of their session I felt like we had been friends for years. Maybe it's because they're cat people and we binge watch the same shows, but we had so much fun wandering the streets of Charleston together and I think that shines through in their colorful engagement session. Scroll down to see my favorites from our summer afternoon stroll...

Amanda + Patrick // Bright Summer Lowndes Grove Wedding

Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of not only documenting the union of a man and wife but the joining of a family in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Charleston. Lowndes Grove is one of those venues every photographer dreams of photographing and I couldn't have imagined a sweeter couple to document there than Amanda + Patrick.

The day began with Amanda and her sweet little girl and "mini bride" getting ready in the bridal suite at Lowndes Grove followed by portraits around the property. Afterwards, the couple said their I Do's in an intimate horseshoe shaped ceremony on the marsh, and the guests were invited into the reception where the DJ pumped up the music and everyone, young and old, hit the dance floor!

The day was filled with utter joy from start to finish. With Fox Events at the wheel, everything went off without a hitch leaving everyone in attendance laughing and dancing the night away. Here are some of my favorites from Amanda + Patrick's bright summer Lowndes Grove wedding...

Wedding Photography: Sloan Photography | Planning, Coordination, + Florals: Fox Events | Venue: Lowndes Grove | Cake: Patrick Properties | Wedding Dress: London + Lace Shop | Hair + Make-up: Lashes + Lace | Bride's Jewelry: Personal | Groom's Attire: BP Skinner | DJ: Epic Charleston | Catering: Patrick Properties | Videography: Epic Charleston

Sally + Josh // Engaged

I absolutely love that my career allows me the opportunity to photograph people in my life whom I love and admire. I met Sally when I was a freshman at the College of Charleston and I was quickly drawn to her bubbly and colorful personality. Fast forward some years later and now we are both pursuing careers as artists in our favorite city in the world. 

I have had the privilege of photographing several sessions for Sally from her artist's profile and now to her engagement session with the love of her life, Josh! Sally is a very talented painter and a sucker for vibrant colors so I knew when it came to her engagement session that I wanted to find colors and textures that I felt mimicked her personality. And for Josh, a Charleston native, I knew the water was very important. We explored downtown for the first half of the session and then ventured to Pitt Street Bridge for the sunset. Combining both of their passions made for such a unique session and I am so excited to finally share some of my favorites!

Maddie + Justin // Romantic Garden Wedding

Maddie + Justin's wedding day was nothing short of a fairytale. Every detail felt like an extension of them, from the readings from their favorite novels during their ceremony to their bubble exit at the end of the night. It is obvious by the way these two interact that they were indeed made for each other. Maybe it's because they met when they were 17, but the level of comfort they have when they are around each other is truly inspiring.

The two shared their First Look at the Cator Woolford Gardens in front of the estate's Italian staircase, making it the perfect backdrop for the intimate moment between the sweet couple. Maddie + Justin then said their I Do's under a romantic garden archway and later danced the night away with their family and friends. Their warm energy is contagious so it is no wonder that they had so many fun and loving people surrounding them to enjoy their beautiful day with. From meeting Maddie at our beloved summer camp more than a decade ago, to photographing her special day last month, this wedding is one that I will remember for a long time to come. Here are some of my favorites from Maddie + Justin's romantic garden wedding...

Wedding Photography: Sloan Photography | Planning + Coordination: Surber Paz Weddings + Events | Florals: Candler Park Flower Mart | Venue: Cator Woolford Gardens | Cake: Cake Hag | Wedding Dress: Mikaella Bridal | Hair + Make-up: Craig Stewart Salon | Bridesmaids Dress: NA | Groom's Attire: Bonobos | Band: Emerald Empire | Catering: Sun In My Belly

Cameron + Trey // Coastal Charleston Wedding

Last year, a close friend of mine called to ask if I would be interested in documenting a proposal for a couple I had never met. Without ever documenting a proposal before, I accepted the exciting challenge and here I am today documenting the same sweet couple's wedding day. Cameron + Trey hold a very special place in my heart and I am forever grateful to them for entrusting me to document some of the biggest moments in their lives.

Cameron + Trey shared their First Look at Cameron’s mother’s home on Sullivan’s Island where Trey proposed a year prior. Afterwards, the two exchanged vows overlooking the Cooper River surrounded by their closest friends and family. Although the weather challenged us throughout the day, there was no way Cameron, Trey, and their friends would let anything rain on their wedding parade. The sun finally came out just in time for their ceremony and with it, brought us a beautiful sunset to close out the day. Their love has and will continue to conquer every challenge life throws at them because at the end of the day, “all you need is love.”

Wedding Photography: Sloan Photography | Planning + Coordination: Winship Productions | Florals: Pretty Petals | Venue: Harborside East | Cake: Wild Flour Pastry | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Hair + Make-up: Brittany Selwa + Lisa Burson | Bridesmaids Dress: BHLDN | Groom's Attire: Joseph A Banks | Band: East Coast Party Band | Catering: Bricklane Caterers 

Leslie + Robert // Colorful Downtown Charleston Engagement Session

Leslie + Robert could quite possibly be the most photogenic people I have ever photographed. From the moment I started shooting, I knew I was going to love their engagement session. We had SO much fun exploring together and their bright personalities complimented the colorful streets of Charleston perfectly. I can NOT wait to see these two again in June for their Windmill Harbour wedding in Hilton Head. Here are some of my favorites from Leslie + Robert's downtown engagement session...

Mackenzie + Cory // Classic Charleston Wedding

Mackenzie + Cory are the type of people you just can't help but smile around. From the moment I left their engagement session last September, I remember thinking how excited I was knowing that their wedding day would be just as natural and easy. The two radiate this fun, young energy that is contagious and their love for each other is evident in the way they interact.

After Mackenzie + Cory's sweet first look, the two tied the knot surrounded by their closest friends and family. Upon sealing their marriage with a kiss, the newlyweds walked through an honorary arch of sabers to salute their marriage. Mackenzie + Cory's waterfront wedding was the perfect way to kick off my 2017 wedding season and I am so honored they chose me to document their beautiful day! Here are some of my favorite images from Mackenzie + Cory's classic Charleston wedding at the Creek Club…

Wedding Photography: Sloan Photography | Planning, Coordination, + Florals: Fox Events | Venue: Creek Club | Cake: Wild Flour Pastry | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Hair + Make-up: Caroline Capone & Callie Vega | Bride's Shoes: Kenneth Cole | Bride's Jewelry: Personal | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Alfred Angelo | Groom's Attire: Mess Dress (Air Force) | DJ: Bryan Mahanes | Catering: Creek Club | Videography: Surrender Films

Catherine + Mills // Engaged

It's such an exciting time in my life being able to support my best friends by documenting some of the happiest times in their life. And force them to nuzzle in front of my camera :). Catherine + Mills are one of those couples I knew early on would end up spending the rest of their lives together. They compliment each other perfectly and I had such a great time watching the two conoodle under the beautiful oaks of Windmill Harbour. Besides being two of the most down to earth people I have ever met, they are both SO photogenic and laughed the entire session through. Scroll on down to see some of my favorites from their happy southern engagement session...

Kate + Josh // Engaged

Before jet-setting off to Africa for a couple months, I met up with Kate + Josh to photograph their downtown Charleston engagement session. Although it was December, the day felt more like spring, making it the PERFECT day to explore the streets of Charleston. Kate + Josh were complete naturals in front of the camera, and I had such a wonderful time getting lost with them. I can NOT wait to see them again to photograph their wedding at the Pepper Plantation in June! Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session...