Christina and I have known each other for years, through one of my sisters, so when she fell in love with Steve and they got engaged, I crossed my fingers that they would choose me as their wedding photographer. As soon as they booked, back in February, Christina and I got to planning this amazing engagement session! She followed my Style Guide to the T, and then added a few personal touches to make this Columbia engagement session not only beautiful, but unique to them and their own story.
Since Christina and Steve both live and work in Downtown Columbia, and I’ve fallen in love with the growth and charm in the Capital City, it was easy to decide that theirs would be a Downtown Columbia engagement session.
Before the session, Christina had purchased a very special gift for Steve, which she planned to give him right after we finished photographing the first set of outfits. Now, I don’t understand much about sports, but I did know that Lebron James had been on the news a lot lately for winning a big basketball prize (trophy? game? all the points?), and that Cavaliers fans were thrilled. Steve, being from right outside of Cleveland, OH, is obviously a huge Cavaliers fan. Since Christina and Steve already enjoy spending time together doing Crossfit, watching, and attending sporting events, this was the perfect gift, and the next set of photos was so much fun!
After this, Christina and Steve changed into engagement session wardrobe #2 and cooled off for a bit, and she had yet another surprise: HUGE confetti-filled balloons, purchased from Paperboy Party. Between the balloons, both of their outfits, and the gorgeous sunset, the rest of the session was magical! Enjoy their photos, and make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for a perfect cotton candy sunset, and links to purchase any of the great outfits from their Columbia engagement session!
Engagement Ring: Reeds Jewelers
Her white jeans: American Eagle
Gold sequin top: Rent the Runway (Badgley Mishka)
Tulle Skirt: Wedding Planning on Amazon
Her rhinestone heels: Jessica Simpson
His outfits: Trunk Club
His casual shoes: CLAE
Balloons: Paperboy Party