Laid-Back Charleston Engagement Photos in Folly Beach

April 8, 2024

Planning a Charleston engagement session might just be the best decision ever! Not only is Charleston, South Carolina filled to the brim with charm, but it’s also located just 20 minutes away from the beach, allowing you to experience all the best vibes during your engagement session. Keep scrolling to meet Mavin and Tyler and read all about their Charleston engagement session in Folly Beach.

Mavin & Tyler’s Charleston Engagement Session

Babes, you are not ready for this ‘how we met’ story! I was first introduced to Mavin and Tyler during another one of my couple’s destination weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. These two were attending the wedding as guests and reached out to book an engagement session with me while we were all still there together! I mean, how insane is that?! 

Mavin and Tyler have been in love since high school, so to say I was excited to capture this next chapter of their love story would be an understatement! During the planning process, we chatted about the couple’s vision for their Charleston engagement session and landed on a location in Folly Beach, South Carolina. I also provided the couple with tips on what to wear for their engagement session (pro tip – simple neutrals are key to matching the scenery). 

Folly Beach: the Best Beach Location for Your Charleston Engagement Photos

Located near Charleston, Folly Beach is not your average beach town! Also lovingly referred to as the “Edge of the World”, Folly Beach has a funky, eclectic vibe that you really have to experience for yourself! Like all good beach towns, this area is packed with shops, restaurants, and incredible places to stay and explore. Oh, and did I mention that Folly Beach is not too far from Charleston? This means you can experience both the beach and cute downtown vibes during your Charleston engagement photos.

Of course, you can’t visit Folly Beach without going to the beach (duh!) and the pier here does not disappoint! For Mavin and Tyler’s engagement photos, we ventured down to the water and spent the sunset hours running around barefoot in the sand. Truly, it was the perfect way to explore this beautiful beach town and celebrate the happy couple! 

An engagement session should be all about celebrating your love, your way! Whether you want to run around barefoot on the beach like Mavin and Tyler, plan a destination engagement and travel to a new city, or wander over to your favorite local coffee shop, there are truly so many options you can explore. 

Feeling inspired and ready to start planning your own Charleston engagement session? Reach out – I’d love to help you plan your own special celebration.

Ready to book your Charleston engagement photos?

Hey babes Kim here, your destination wedding and elopement photographer. I love documenting couples all over the world and am obsessed with capturing the wild, fun, and imperfect moments of your story. I’m glad you made it here on my corner of the web. Word on the street is, YOU’RE ENGAGED!? You’ve found your match, and now it’s time to find your perfect match when it comes to your wedding photographer! Destination weddings and elopements have my entire heart and I’m here for any type of celebration you want to have. ALL are welcome here. Click the link below to get in touch for your Charleston engagement photos!!!

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ABOUT Kim kaye

Your destination wedding & intimate wedding photographer.

As you already know by now, my names Kim and no "Kim Kaye" is not a play on words for THE Kim K haha. Kim Kaye is legally my name 😉
I'm always down for popping a bottle of bubbly, traveling, making memories, laughing and never missing a sunset. I am SO excited you found me! You're probably wondering if I'm the wedding photographer for you, right? Well, I love to hear it because that promises me that you want a true connection with your photographer and I the same with my clients! 



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