Charleston by Boat

Is anyone else looking forward to the new Where the Crawdads Sing movie? After reading the book, I knew they were going to make it into a movie and am looking forward to seeing that story come to life. This shoot today is giving me major Crawdads vibes … the marshy water, boat, and two people in love near the shore …

Rob & Chelsea had this beautiful low country shoot together with photographer and White Wren Collaborative member Tara Hodges. The golden light touched it in just the right way!

from the photographer: “This warm and sunny Spring evening in Charleston was the perfect setting for a beautiful session with the most adorable couple. Rob is a captain who owns his own Charter company and Chelsea is a brilliant Graphic designer and artist.
The evening started in the beautiful oak trees at Cherry Point landing. The light danced through the trees and Spanish mossed gently swayed in the breeze. We then took to the water in Rob’s boat for a perfect sunset adventure.”

How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?

We met on a group boat outing where Rob was the captain of the boat. 😉

Rob’s first impression of Chelsea was that she was cute and small and was unique with her purple hair.

Chelsea’s first impression of Rob was that he was chill, tall and liked that he was passionate about his fly fishing business.

Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship!

We were fly fishing together with our dog in the mountains of North Carolina a few years ago and Rob hooked a huge brown trout. The problem was it had rained for days and the river was higher than normal. The strength of the current made it hard to get the brown reeled in. Most of the time you have a friend help net the trout so you don’t break off. Once netted you can remove the nymph for a safe release of the trout. So I, Chelsea, go deep into the water to net the trout and our sweet dog swims in after me. The water was higher than I thought up to my chest. Poor thing is so tiny the water starts taking him downstream. Chaos ensued. Rob and I were swimming/ running in the river after him. Rob purposely broke the line because we both had one thing on our mind… our sweet dog. About 30 seconds later we caught up to him and got us all to the river bank. It sounds terrifying typing but looking back it was a teamwork experience in our camping trip that was adventure and quality time together. It’s funny to us now in how it was just so wild and so many things happening at once. Our dog is a big part of our life and relationship and we will always have this story to look back on.

Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning.

Moving in together. Lol

What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another?

Chelsea: Rob has taught me to stick up for myself, stay true to who I am, and go after what I want in this one life. Oh, and he taught me how to fly fish. 😉

Rob: Chelsea taught me how to see things from other perspectives and she has also taught me a lot about houseplants and their care.

What is your favorite thing about each other?

Rob: I love that Chelsea is the whole package! She adds spice to my life. Like cayenne pepper!

Chelsea: My favorite thing about Rob is his childlike excitement in everyday things. I love getting a phone call after work and him telling me how many fish he caught or a new fishing spot he found!

If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?

Everyone knows it, but communication is key. But the action to have open communication between one another is more difficult that it sounds.

What is the most honest thing you can say about love?

It should be easy. Don’t force it. That’s how we knew it was different that all our past relationships.

Photographer: Tara Hodges

Publisher at The White Wren

Publisher at The White Wren and Bajan Wed, Award Winning Photography + Videographer at Live View Studios, Dad, 80s music lover, crunchy health advocate


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