Today’s engagement under sweeping Oaks from Alex Thornton Photography will have you booking a trip to Charleston asap! Local couple Baylye and Aaron chose some of the most picturesque and hidden spots in Charleston for their engagement session and the resulting images are absolutely lovely. See more and read their proposal story below!How did you meet? Aaron and I are from the same hometown of LaFayette, Georgia. We knew who each other were, just never really spent any time together. After having a poking war on Facebook for a week, we met up and went out to dinner and a movie. The rest was history! We found out we had so much in common in wanting to be marine biologists that it was a perfect fit.What is your proposal story? Aaron proposed to me on August 21, 2017 during the Solar Eclipse in Charleston! We had planned to meet my friend Rachel to kayak over to the beach from Grice Marine Lab on James Island. Rachel brings her camera everywhere, so I was absolutely unaware when she was snapping pictures right and left as we walked around waiting for the darkness to come. Just before totality, Rachel offered to take some pictures of us out on the sandbar with the Ravenel Bridge in the background. I knew something was fishy when Aaron grabbed my hand to hold on our way over and started squeezing it nervously. We struck a few classic couple poses, and then he hugged me and whispered in my ear that he loved me and didn’t want to live without me. He immediately got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I screamed YES! And then I freaked out! My heart completely eclipsed.
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