Our adventure down South was equal parts spontaneity and much-needed slow living. We drove 17 hours to Hilton Head the first day, where we set up our base for day trips to Savannah & Charleston. Somehow we lucked out on the weather and got multiple 24-28 degree (celsius) days in February. I instantly fell in love with the historic homes and mossy alleyways, not to mention the stunning blooms everywhere I looked!
I would happily come back to these parts any day to document a love story or two (or three or four… I could never get enough)! If you happen to be making a quick trip here, here are a few recommendations:
Walk the streets of Charleston to see hidden alleyways and stunning homes.
Go out for brunch in Savannah at The Collins Quarter (and order a lavender latte – you’ll thank me later).
Take a hop on/off trolley tour of Savannah.
Eat dinner at Red Fish on HHI.
Visit a plantation. Boone Hall is stunning and has so much history.
Take an alligator boat tour on HHI.
Grab iced coffee at The Paris Market in Savannah and then try not to buy every perfectly curated item in their market.
All of these images are Fuji 400h film, processed & scanned by Photovision. Also, for anyone curious, these were all spot-metered on the Contax 645. I’m not a fan of lugging around more gear than necessary while travelling, so I left the handheld meter at home and spot-metered in camera for the shadows. A handy technique at weddings during busier parts of the day!
We also visited Washington for a two-day stopover on the way back home, but those images and stories will have to be for another day!
Former slave houses at Boone Hall Plantation. A beautiful venue with a heavy history.