Schedules are a crazy thing. We’d initially scheduled this session for a couple of weeks ago, but ended up needed to change plans. So when I suggested a sunrise session the week of Thanksgiving, I wasn’t sure they would go for it. But when Kirsten said they would do it, I knew it would be perfect! I’ve never been in downtown Charleston at sunrise so this was a new view of the city for me… but oh my goodness, it was beautiful! And the perfect backdrop for engagement photos.
These two met in high school when Billy would visit his aunt and uncle’s church and they were in the same Sunday school class. Fast forward several years to Billy’s birthday and Kirsten planning a special dinner in downtown Charleston to celebrate him. Little did she know that towards the end of their meal at the Drawing Room she would receive the best gift of her life.
Billy got up to use the restroom but he was actually planning the details. He had the live band announce what was happening and asked the valet to take photos. She was so overwhelmed and it still gives her butterflies!
While there’s a little discrepancy as to when he gave her this beautiful necklace, there’s no doubt in either of their minds that this was the first piece of jewelry Billy gave to Kirsten. So of course we had to pair it with her engagement ring!
You guys are so good at snuggling!
Plus… I’ve NEVER been down here when it was this empty. Which just made their session even sweeter.
Before changing locations, we had to make a quick stop by the Drawing Room where they got engaged!
You guys are so great… and I love downtown Charleston!
We were not intending to stop at the Battery at all, but when we walked through and the light was this perfect, I insisted :-)
And I would say it was completely worth it!
This is one of my favorite spots in Charleston!
Not to mention that Kirsten and Billy make it look so festive and Christmas-y!
Kirsten mentioned that she wasn’t much a girl for “props in photos” but when she was out shopping and saw this sign that says “grace changes everything”. It’s so perfect for them and who they are because of all God has done in their lives. The Lord’s grace truly does change everything and I’m so glad she brought this to have it as part of their session!
Oh you guys, this one is a favorite for sure!
I adored spending the morning with these two and can’t wait for their wedding next summer!