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A Day at Boone Hall Plantation

All images copyright JenniferCollinsPhotography 2018
I have lived about 1.5 miles from  Boone Hall Plantation for the past 4 years. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago I was able to experience this amazing place full of history and charm. Founded in 1861 by Englishman Major John Boone, Boone Hall Plantation is located in Mount Pleasant South Carolina just off of Highway 17. It is home to intriguing southern history, beautiful grounds, and the location of several movie locations including The Notebook, North and South, and Alex Haley’s Queen. 

Top image by me, bottom image scene from The Notebook.



We decided on a beautiful Saturday in August for our trip & saved a little time by purchased our tickets online prior to our trip. Tickets were $24 for ages 13-64 yrs and included: Entry to Boone Hall Plantation down the world famous Avenue of Oaks Plantation House Tour Black History In America Exhibit Plantation Coach Tour (weather permitting) Slave Street and History Tour Exploring The Gullah Culture…
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Exploring Saint Augustine, Florida

This year for my birthday, we decided to take a girls trip down to St Augustine, Florida! I’m a sucker for a historic city and St Augustine definitely fits that description! Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, it is the oldest occupied European-established settlement within the continental US. 
There is so much to explore & experience in St Augustine, that we definitely didn’t get to see everything! We will definitely be returning in the future, but until then, here are some of our favorites in St Augustine!
Where we stayed: Ocean Sands Beach Inn


This hotel was just perfect for our stay! With everything from the convenient pool, easy parking, continental breakfast to the friendly and helpful staff! Not to mention the hotels private beach just across the street! Stay tuned for a full detailed post of our stay coming soon!
Which brings us to.. Vilano Beach!

This beach was so beautiful and relaxing! The sand in some areas was actually sea shells! Definitely a must stop if you’re into …

Charleston Beach Babies!

Living in Charleston with the beach only 10 minutes from your home, can really make you a beach bum! So when my best friend of 20 years comes to visit and wants her babies session on the beach, I was ecstatic! Beach sessions are at the top of my favorite session locations, its my peaceful place. I am so excited to share with you what we were able to capture that day with these sweet beach babies!