During this weird time where we are all in our homes every day I’m tackling my #20for2020 list. This is my second year making a list of things to accomplish that make me happier. If you are interested in this topic, here is more information: https://gretchenrubin.com/2020/01/20-for-2020-list
#20 on my list is “Catch up on old blog posts” so here’s one from 2017:
Ann and Blake were my “Win a Free Engagement Session Contest” winners in Columbia that year. These two met when when Ann visited the mathematics department at USC when she was looking at graduate programs. The graduate director dropped her off in Blake’s office and said “Here’s a prospective student.”
For their engagement session location they chose Five Points in downtown Columbia. When they first started dating they spent a lot of time at Drip getting coffee and doing school work together. They would go to trivia at Harper’s on Thursdays and Speakeasy on Fridays. “Basically most of the time we spent getting to know each other happened in Five Points.”
Here’s their proposal story:
“We were visiting Blake’s parents in Vermont and took a day trip to Burlington. Blake had asked if I wanted to go shopping and I said “Yes”, of course. We went to Fremeau Jewelers and spent a few hours looking at different settings and stones. It was so much fun picking out the exact ring I wanted. Blake went and picked it up and we walked down to the waterfront. He found a nice spot with a wooden swing overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks and got down on one knee and proposed.”
Blake and Ann got married at Berkley Manor on Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks. Their honeymoon was a thru-hike of the Long Trail in Vermont.
This was such a fun session to photograph not only because Ann and Blake are such a cool couple, but I got to use the fountains in Five Points and shoot at night in some interesting locations. Congrats to these two!
Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.