Anniversary Trip // Charleston, SC + NC Mountains

For John and I’s third wedding anniversary, we knew we wanted to embark on a little adventure and visit some of our favorite places. This was our last big trip before our little baby boy arrives in September, and it left me wanting to soak in all the sweet details. These are days I don’t want to soon forget.

While we couldn’t travel very far from Nashville, we made the most of a week away together. My happy place has always been the beach, and I fully intend to live walking distance from a coastline again one day. For John, his place of peace is in the mountains. Instead of making our trip to one place or the other, we simply worked both into our week.

Our trip began in Charleston where we picnicked at the Angel Oak Tree, wandered the streets of downtown Charleston, and as always visited and stayed at our favorite beaches as much as possible: Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island.

We also began experimenting with film during this trip after I dug out an old film camera that had been stored away in a box. It already has become such a fun medium to work with and I’m looking forward to learning all the facets of the film world. These images always add have a timeless nostalgic nature to them, and it’s a medium that I find especially sweet in this new season as we prepare to meet our little one. (It’s left me with big dreams to integrate this type of photography into my current work one day as well!)

This first set is Charleston film – Olympus OM-1 with Kodak 200:

It was fun to learn, make mistakes, and experiment with the film. I love how they turned out. But I can’t neglect to share highlights from my trusty DSLR I had with me as well.

After our time at the beach had ended, made a day trip to the North Carolina mountains on our way home to Nashville, TN. The windy gravel roads we had to take to make it here was a challenge for me at 6 months pregnant, but wow was it worth it.

First shots captured on 35mm film:

And you guessed it – photos from my DSLR:

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