We met Jillian and Preston back in August, and we knew they were something special when we sat down for coffee and drinks at Kudu in downtown Charleston. During their South Carolina engagement session (because we kind of went everywhere) they proved how special they really are…
Jillian is from upstate New York and Preston, Augusta, GA. They met in college, but it was a photo Preston saw of Jillian on Instagram and something clicked. He asked his friend who she was, and his friend joked that he had already met her a handful of times. Not deterred Preston reached out to ask Jillian to dinner. He decided to put in all of his chips and it was either going to be great or … well you know.
Before they knew it they were dating. Then they were dating long distance – Jillian in New York City and Preston in Greenville, SC. After a few months Preston decided to make the move to NYC. That’s when Jillian knew, this guy is it. For the next two years they enjoyed NYC together with their two husky mixes, and enjoyed everything the city had to offer.
After those two year they decided to start their next adventure and head to Charleston, SC. Coincidentally they both interviewed for Charleston jobs on the same day and received offers the same weekend. In February 2016 the four of them relocated to Charleston. They’ve been enjoying Charleston ever since, checking out the local breweries (Revelry is Preston’s favorite and Jillian has a killer Instagram account dedicated to chronicling their brewery adventures), laying out at the beach, paddle boarding, and eating their way through their new city. They also realized they are it for each other and Preston proposed in May.
Preston is the idea man and Jillian is the trigger woman. Jillian helps Preston make all his great ideas come to life. Together they work, fit, take on life, and love every moment.
We are beyond honored they allowed us to document part of their next adventure together for their South Carolina engagement.