Charleston, SC October 2018 Mini Sessions (and highlights!)

Below are a few of my favorite shots from my mini shoots earlier this month!

I’ve received several inquiries asking if I would be doing any more mini shoots.
I decided…YES!  Here’s my last round of minis I will have this year.


20 minute session – 15 color high resolution digital images – $175
Sessions are $175 for a group of 6 or smaller.  More than 6 people add $10/person.

Sunday morning, Oct 28 at Smythe Park, Daniel Island

[Rain Date: Sunday morning, Nov 11]

Saturday evening, Nov 17 at Washington Square, Downtown Charleston

[Rain Date: Sunday evening, Dec 2]

EMAIL ME (please do not use social media) to claim your spot!

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You may decide that you’d like more shoot time or images than a mini shoot allows.  If so, simply email me and let me know that you’d like to schedule a standard session instead which includes…
-About one hour of shoot time
Location and date of your choice
-Outfit change (optional)
-At least 35 high resolution digital images
-$350 for color images
-Add $50 for black and white copies of each image, optional

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Watkins Glen

I just returned from a vacation in upstate New York.  I explored the Finger Lakes region with some friends before visiting family in Syracuse and Albany.  If you haven’t been to the Finger Lakes do yourself a favor and make some plans to go!  Here is one morning of our trip spent hiking Watkins Glen.  Nineteen waterfalls in a two mile stretch!  The hike also included 50 flights of steps so we got our workout in for the day.  (Probably a good thing – it made up for the yummy food and wine we had!)

Here’s the entrance of the park:WatkinsGlen-13WatkinsGlen-1WatkinsGlen-2WatkinsGlen-3WatkinsGlen-4WatkinsGlen-5WatkinsGlen-6WatkinsGlen-7WatkinsGlen-8WatkinsGlen-9WatkinsGlen-10WatkinsGlen-11WatkinsGlen-12

Charleston Newborn Photo Session: Libby

Miss Libby did so well during our photo session!  I typically do newborn sessions when babies are about a week old but I photographed Libby when she was a bit older.  Which resulted in some photos of her looking at Mom and Dad with the sweetest expressions!


To schedule a maternity, newborn, family session with me simply email me at!

Charleston Anniversary Photo Session: Daniel & Rebekah

Daniel and Rebekah were in town for a short visit and wanted to take a few photos on their anniversary trip.  Rainbow Row, iron gates, live oaks and window boxes…it doesn’t get much more Charleston than this session!


Charleston Photo Session: Linthicum Family

Luke is ONE!  We got up extra early for a sunrise session out on Isle of Palms to take a few family photos.  Luke made us work for all of those smiles – just keeping us on our toes!


Email me to book a session of your own!

Charleston Newborn Photo Session: Seth


Charleston Maternity Photo Session: Christopher Family