State House Columbia, SC Engagement Session | Alex and Sarah

The state house in Columbia, SC was the perfect backdrop for this precious couple! It was classy yet laid back. Peaceful yet bustling with life. 

From the time I spoke with Sarah on the phone, I knew she was going to be an amazing addition to the #pouredoutbride family! She is crazy intelligent and has a sweet spirit about her. It has been a joy getting to know her virtually for the last few months. 

After receiving more information about Sarah and Alex, I was certain they were going to be a blast to be around! And they are! Their story is so beautiful and their personalities are everything I thought they would be and more! 

I was so excited to finally meet them in person that I immediately hugged them like long lost friends. They already felt like friends and we hadn't met! Those are people worth knowing!

They dealt with my cheesy lines and trusted me with photographing them in such a public place. And they were ROCKSTARS! I could have sworn that they had "studied" or practiced before hand! 

Their love for each other was so evident. They kidded. They laughed. They made me smile THE WHOLE TIME. I got in the car at the end of the night and my cheeks literally hurt from smiling. And that is a beautiful thing. 

They conveyed exactly how they felt about each other to me and through their photographs. I know that you will see it too. 

Sarah and Alex, I knew you and your love story was going to be a pleasure to capture. I just didn't realize how much. You two are gorgeous from the inside out. (I promise I am not trying to sound like a mom!) Even after knowing you for just a short while, I feel like we have been friends for a long time. Thank you for that! I am so thrilled to be a part of your journey into marriage. Your wedding is going to be fantastic! Because your love is just that. Fantastic. 

I adore you both. 

Without any further ramblings, here is the prestigious, loving, joy-filled couple in downtown Columbia! Au Revoir!

Wouldn't this look great in their home? I kind of wish my wall had their pictures on it! :)

If you are ever in Austin, TX, you definitely need to check out Board and Brush! Sarah's mama and daddy own Board and Brush, and they did an amazing job with her wedding date sign! :) 

Love and Laughter, 

Shelby