A Secluded Cumberland Island Engagement
March 14, 2021
A Cumberland Island engagement experience that combined my love affair for rich legacy, history, and salty ocean air all in one day. To say this was an engagement experience for the books would be the understatement of the century.
Cameron and TJ are set to get married in November on Cumberland Island, so it only felt fitting that their engagement photos be taken on this poetically romantic natural paradise that means so much to this couple and their families. Scroll below for all the beautiful coastal moments you’ve been waiting for.
First African Baptist Church
Home to the First African Baptist Church, the island is dedicated to preserving the legacy this church has held for so many past island families. This one room church is where Cameron and TJ will say “I Do” in November and is where we started their session.
Family Legacy Moments
We next visited two historic family hotels and hunting lodges where, come November, will be filled with wedding guests and the most incredible reception. We walked along the secluded drive ways and white porches surrounded by palms and magnolias with the occasional wild horse joining us.
Plum Orchard is an 1898 Georgian Revival mansion built by the Carnegie family. This mansion, now owned by the National Park Service, is one of the most beautiful historic places on the island so a stop at Plum Orchard was a must on our list.
And to wrap up a perfect engagement experience we headed to the beach where the salty air blew through our hair and we listened to the waves crash with not another human in sight.
It was an honor to capture the story and history of Cameron and TJ’s love as they begin their journey to newlyweds. I can’t wait to share more from this magical island come November.