Unique Engagement Session in the Upstate

May 28, 2019

Sheelah and Ryan love to travel, and wanted a really unique engagement session paired with their more formal engagement session at Reserve at Lake Keowee. Since their wedding is taking place in the mountains, they decided it would be a perfect idea to incorporate flight into their engagement session! Enter Upstate Helicopter Tours. We met at the Downtown Greenville Airport, and while waiting for the winds to die down, got some fun photos with the smaller planes being kept there in the hangars.

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Soon it was time to go, and after a quick safety overview, we swallowed our nerves and hopped in! Let me go ahead and mention, as I have before, I am terrified of heights. I normally don’t do exciting things, so I am SUPER grateful for Sheelah and Ryan giving me the opportunity to capture this unique engagement session because I had a blast! Afterwards, they admitted that they were a bit nervous too, so I’m glad I wasn’t alone.

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It only took about 15 minutes for us to get up into the mountains, and with our flight being timed right at sunset, the views were phenomenal. I think these photos speak for themselves. We are so lucky to have such gorgeous rolling hills in the upstate!

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Just look at this aerial view of Table Rock! The sun hit the helicopter’s window pretty harshly, but I still love this photo.

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Pretty soon, we began nearing Sheelah and Ryan’s ceremony spot at The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel. This is one of my favorite wedding venues in Greenville, SC and the view is hard to even describe. You need to see it in person to truly grasp how gorgeous it is!

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Upstate Helicopter tour over Greenville sc engagement session photography aerial view of Greenville SC mountains

While the mountain view is amazing, I really enjoyed this view looking back towards downtown Greenville, where you can see the hills begin to flatten. The haziness of the sunset creates some really awesome color variations!

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After spending so much time with these guys capturing their awesome, unique engagement sessions, I can hardly contain my excitement about photographing their wedding in August! I think it goes without saying that it’s going to be an exciting, sweet day with these two.

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Wow the scenery is unbelievable!! What an amazing experience – you rocked this!!

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