Lauren and Seth met as freshman while studying at East Carolina University and after being friends for five years, they decided to officially go steady. Flash forward to a quiet Thursday night when Seth surprised Lauren with an unexpected proposal at their home using a hollowed out baseball containing a gorgeous solitaire diamond engagement ring and here we are! The couple decided that the Grand Strand was the perfect place to shoot their engagement photos and also knew that the talented team at Magnolia Photography were the ones to do it. The day started at Wachesaw Plantation, a gorgeous historic site boasting magnificent live oaks, a breathtaking Southern manse, and water views. Perfect place for some romantic portraits, right? Afterwards, Lauren and Seth slipped into some more casual clothes and headed to a local marina for some sun kissed dock-side images. We love how relaxed they look! Our favorite part of the session, however, would have to be when their sweet pup Cash joined in at the end. Diamonds and puppies––does it get any better?