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Secret Garden Engagement

Take a peek into Sabrina and Elijah’s secret garden engagement shoot at the William Aiken House!

These photos perfectly reflect the warmth and love this sweet couple has for one another. We are so excited to have been invited along on their wedding adventure – beginning with this springy engagement shoot, and eventually leading to their big day at Lowndes Grove this summer! Accompanying our couples throughout the wedding journey helps us to better understand their unique relationship so we know exactly how to capture it.

Sabrina and Elijah requested a full film engagement shoot, complimenting the timeless aesthetic of the courtyards  at the William Aiken House. We love when our couples value this classic method of photography and request to add film rolls, especially on wedding days!

When Sabrina arrived we were so pleased to see her in a yellow dress, knowing it would perfectly punctuate the color palette of the William Aiken House.

Throughout the shoot the couple carried on in their own world, making each other laugh and embracing all the snuggles. Sabrina and Elijah were friends for 3 years before they started dating, so ease and laughter is a natural foundation of their relationship.

We love how these photos share a glimpse of the joyful world this couple happily inhabits. We can’t wait to capture their smiling faces amid the scenic vista of Lowndes Grove on their wedding day, and see how those photos will contrast with this charming engagement shoot.

Check out a few of our favorites below!

xox Kai & Tim

girl in yellow dress standing in greenery with beautiful sun

william aiken house porches and palm trees on 35mm film

engagement session at william aiken house in downtown charleston

girl in yellow dress in front of white arbor and greenery covered wall

couple walking on king street

king street kiss with palm trees and yellow wall

girl in yellow dress in secret garden

man in dress shirt leaning on yellow wall

yellow dress bow detail

whimsical light and greenery with tall tree

fluffy greenery and girl in yellow dress

classic charleston porch

couple twirling in a maze

Photography: Kai & Tim ; Kailee DiMeglio Photography
Charleston Wedding Photographers
Venue: William Aiken House
Film Scans: Photovision


a few favorites from



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Let us capture your once in a lifetime experience and the moments in between.

From the special, meaningful touches to the overall aesthetic, it peaks our creative inspiration and informs how we highlight our couples in “their world.” We value our couples’ authenticity, expression and joy — and we celebrate all love here!