Hey! We're Jill and Aaron Osteen, owners of Aaron and Jillian Photography in South Carolina! We're a husband and wife photography team, based in Charleston, who love to capture details, raw emotion, and natural, journalistic photos! We specialize in engagement sessions and outdoor / plantation style weddings in Charleston but are always up for traveling to capture your big day!!
We have quite the story in how we met! I (Jill) am originally from Orange County, California and Aaron is a Black Mountain, North Carolina native, but we met while teaching English in South Korea back in 2009! We both left our hometowns to move across the world to teach, photograph and travel the world! We met when we found out that Aaron's school's cafeteria was making the lunches for Jill's school. We would comment once in a while on each other's facebook pages about how crazy the octopus soup or blood sausage was that was served for lunch that day! Those silly Facebook messages quickly turned into a close friendship, and a plethora of photo outings around the city, and later evolved into an adventurous dating relationship! Our fairy tale continued when Aaron proposed at sunset, in the ocean, 3 years later, in the Philippines! We planned and created all of the decorations for our entire wedding from across the globe and got married July 28th, 2012 in Aaron's aunt and uncle's gorgeous historic home in North Carolina!
We lived in Asia for 4 years, drove around on a cute lil' black scooter, traveled to 10 different countries, ate some of the strangest foods out there, owned a Korean cat name Maverick, lived in a 200 square foot studio apartment together above a Korean BBQ restaurant, taught over 6,000 English classes to Elementary students combined, took thousands of photos, flew on over 50 airplanes together and have done it all while being best friends and each others biggest fans! Now we're Charleston locals and living in the sweetest 1930's home that we've renovated and made our own with our sweet dogs Cash and Boone! We are truly blessed!
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Sara · Getting married on 09/12/2020
More than amazing photographers!
Just like many other brides who have reviewed Aaron and Jill before me, it's impossibly hard to express how thankful I was that A+J were our wedding photographers and how amazing they are. Obviously their pictures are stunning, but more importantly, they are great people who make you feel comfortable, fun and so beautifully like yourself on your wedding day.
Jill was with my girls and I most of the wedding day and all my bridesmaids were legit trying to get her number by the end of the night - everyone loves Jill and wants to be her best friend. She blends in beautifully with any girl gang. Fun fact: Jill also doubles as a hair stylist. No joke ladies, multiple times in the night I found find Jill behind me with bobby pins fixing my up-do when I had danced it down. Hero.
Aaron is amazing too. He was great at giving us direction and Collin said his groomsmen photos didn't feel forced or uncomfortable - an apparent fear for grooms.
We absolutely loved them both, are so thankful we now know them and could not recommend them higher. THANK YOU A+J.
L · Getting married on 05/10/2019
We could not be more excited about the engagement photos we received from Aaron & Jillian! From our first conversation with Jill, we just knew we wanted to work with them. We weren't sure what to expect during the photo shoot, but they made it so much fun - and any nervousness we had about feeling awkward completely went away! We received the photos much quicker than expected, and Aaron & Jill went above and beyond to ensure they were exactly what we were hoping for. We are thrilled with the final photos and cannot wait to work with them again on our wedding day!!!
Megan · Getting married on 04/06/2019
Can't say enough wonderful things about Aaron and Jillian! We recently had our engagement session in downtown Charleston. Matt and I were definitely a little nervous about being in front of the camera but they made us feel so comfortable and at ease so that we truly enjoyed the process. They were so organized leading up to the process as well. Jillian even helped me sort through my outfits and pinpoint the backdrops we'd be most interested in. They were also just as excited as us to incorporate our pup into the photos. You can just tell, even just after spending a few minutes with them, that they are genuine, good people and want you to love the outcome. They are incredibly talented! They have a great eye for angles, lighting -- everything -- and captured it all beautifully. Can't wait for our wedding!
Aaron + Jillian do an excellent job at capturing those special moments of your wedding day. Such a sweet duo!
Jill and Aaron are terrific to work with. They make the client feel completely at ease!! They have a creative eye and know what will photograph best! The pictures are amazing!! I loved working with them and can't wait to do so again!!