It seems like forever ago that Edwin and I took our engagement photos! In fact, it was the first weekend of February but we’ve done so much wedding planning since then that time it just flying. We shot our engagement photos in Charleston with our wedding photographer Virgil and absolutely love the way they turned out! Before we decided to do engagement photos, I received a great piece of advice that really reinforced to us that we had to do them. My girlfriend said you don’t always want to display, post, or share wedding photos because they are so obviously wedding photos (with the whole wedding dress and all) so she said that, in many cases, she uses her engagement photos even more often than her wedding photos. She also said you’ll never be that young again and never be able to capture that newly engaged feeling and look again so definitely take engagement photos. I am SO glad we did and SO excited to share them with you. P.S. sorry for the overload of photos, I had hundreds to choose from and it was so tricky!
Some pieces from my outfits are now sold out but here is a glimpse at what I wore:
We fell in love with the work of our wedding photographer, Virgil Bunao, so we knew we had to shoot our engagement photos with him in the Holy City. There is nothing more beautiful than the pastel painted buildings of downtown Charleston or of the serene beaches just outside of the city. We took our photos in the most casual way we knew how… just by spending an afternoon walking around Charleston and taking in the city we know and love so well. I think Virgil captured the joy, love, and admiration we have for each other beautifully!
Edwin works in the film industry as a Director of Photography so he is used to being behind the camera. When we shot our engagement photos, it took him a few minutes and a few laughs to get comfortable in front of the camera but I think he ultimately nailed it and looked so handsome!
The day was complete with lots of smiles and laughs as well as a few happy tears from me. I was pinching myself all day that I get to marry the man of my dreams in my favorite city… the happy tears were inevitable!
We can’t wait to share our favorite place in the world with all of our friends and family in October. These photos should give everyone a glimpse of the fun and love we’ll be sharing. Now, all that’s left to do is keep planning and start the countdown!
Photography by Virgil Bunao