The Lace House and SC Governor's Mansion
The Lace House and the grounds of the South Carolina Governor's Mansion is my favorite location for bridal portrait sessions in the Columbia, SC area. It's free to photograph in the numerous gardens and on the wrought-iron porch and steps of the historic Lace House during normal business hours, so I usually do bridals there at 3:30. This gives us 90 minutes during the nicest time of day in terms of light. I contact the Lace House in advance to reserve a time for us.
The South Carolina State House in downtown Columbia, SC
The State House, the capital building for the state of South Carolina, is a wonderful place for both bridal portrait and engagement portrait sessions. Numerous gardens and granite columns and architecture make a perfect locale for capturing beautiful images.
Bridal Portraits and Engagement Portraits at the University of South Carolina Horseshoe
With its masonry and stucco three- and four-story buildings, the Horseshoe’s architectural feel is that of a neoclassical historic district. The “college grounds,” as the University of South Carolina Horseshoe was originally called in the 1800's, is a perfect setting for both bridal and engagement portrait sessions.