Destination Engagement Session in Charleston

July 19, 2023

Couple on cobblestone street in Charleston at sunrise


A destination engagement session is always a great idea, especially this Charleston engagement session I photographed recently for Megan and Kevin. I was over the moon when Megan emailed and asked if we could do their session somewhere different than their wedding, and that’s pretty much always going to be a fully body yes from me!

Thinking about a destination engagement session? Here’s a couple reasons why I think they are an incredible idea!

  1. Create a new memory together: Travel to an old favorite or explore a new place together. Either way, it’s going to create new memories together to serve as a touch point of helping to remember how it felt in this season to be engaged!
  2. Engage with wonder: Exploring together helps tap into the part of your brain that engages in wonder–which reduces stress, increases productivity, and helps you feel more connected with each other.
  3. Get out of your every day routine: A little pattern interrupt is good for the soul. Get out, expand, and be present with each other.

So many of the couple I work with love to travel and experience new things together, and incorporating that into your engagement session is such a beautiful way to honor who you are as a couple, while creating some gorgeous images in inspiring locations. As a photographer and artist, it’s where my soul really comes alive–tuning in to the magic of a new place and gorgeous light and the way the two of you interact and light up and play together as you explore. There’s truly nothing like it!

Here’s a few favorites from this sunrise magic in Charleston:

Where would be your dream location for your engagement session? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!



Looking for a wedding or engagement photographer? Jen Creed is a destination wedding photographer for intimate and intentional celebrations. Get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

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At home in nature. Ever-focused on exploring the light and joy in the in-between; found in the grounding moments that are a touch point of "you are here" in this journey of life. 

16 years of documenting weddings has taught me that a wedding day is so much more than just what it looks like. It's what it feels like. It's having the people who mean so much to you in one place. The intermingling of a life well lived, and the celebration of the next phase of your journey. It's my goal to create an impeccable experience for you, so that together we can create the stunning, heart-felt images that will support your memories for a life time to come.

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