It’s taken me a little while to get around to sharing all of my images from our second US road-trip, which took place in 2013. We planned our first US road-trip as our honeymoon back in 2010, and covered around 3000 miles in just under 3 weeks. We explored the West Coast (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Flagstaff, The Grand Canyon, Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Yosemite) and stumbled across many weird and wonderful places along Route 66. Click here to see images from that trip.
In 2013 we decided to do the South East US and started off in Tampa, working our way to Miami, Key West, across to Pensacola, then New Orleans and on to Memphis and Nashville, before ending in Charleston, South Carolina, which is what this blog post is about. If you’d like to read my other blog posts on this epic adventure, click below:
I heart Florida (includes Miami, Key West, Tampa, Orlando and Pensacola)
Florida’s colourful mail boxes (some seriously creative letterboxes found on our journey)
New Orleans, Louisiana travel photography
Charleston, South Carolina is a jewel of a city, with so much character. It is the oldest and second largest city in South Carolina. The people are warm and welcoming and it has a certain old world charm. The streets are lined with trees covered in Spanish moss and the abundance of beautiful antebellum mansions really do take your breath away. While we were there I was lucky enough to do a lifestyle shoot with a Kylee & Ben who live in Charleston and was expecting their second baby at the time. Click here to see there gorgeous sunset shoot along the Charleston Waterfront.
We explored the city itself and then drove out to the incredible Audubon Swamp Garden located at Magnolia Plantation one afternoon. When in South Carolina you have to make sure you visit at least one of the plantations. Magnolia Plantation was founded in 1676 by the Drayton family. It is the oldest public gardens in America, with visitors since 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. Well worth the visit, I really enjoyed exploring the gardens surrounding the beautiful Plantation House.
There are many cities I can see us living in one day, and Charleston is definitely one of them. Before that happens, if you’re tying the knot at a gorgeous plantation house in South Carolina, get in touch, I’d love to shoot your wedding! ;-)
Coastal Charleston, defined by pastel-colored houses.
Magnolia Plantation Gardens, Charleston.