Franzi Annika Photography is a Charleston Wedding photographer husband and wife team for the elegant and modern bride and groom. Serving the Low-country and open for travel worldwide.  

Hannah + Casey // Black Tie Elegance


I always encourage my couples to make the engagement session their own! To think a little bit outside the box when it comes to the location or accessories. Hannah and Casey however surprised me with their outfit choice.



Most girls decide for light, airy and girly colors such as blush, white and cream. But when Hannah told me they both planned to wear pitch black, they immediately had my attention – not that I usually don’t pay attention 😀 – But I just loved the idea. She envisioned a white background to make them really pop and I was totally with her! When I first saw them across the street, walking towards me I knew it’s going to be a good session 😉 Both looked incredible and super in love!

BTW—this is to all the guys! For your engagement session, please wear a watch like Casey does. Nothing against Apple watches, they sure are super useful, but NOT when it comes to photos. An Apple watch doesn’t add charisma & elegance to a beautiful portrait… But a classic watch does a million times! And speaking of accessories. When I took Hannah’s ring shot I was totally in love. But I couldn’t quite tell what made this ring so special. I then realized that not only does it look like a crown but it’s also gold! I am so used to photograph silver or white gold engagement rings that Hannah’s ring was a nice change in a while. And it reminded me a little of home because German women always wear gold rings 🙂

Thank you guys, for helping to create your unique engagement session and making it one of a kind!


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  1. Chrissy says:

    They turned out beautiful!! They are such a sweet couple.