Perdue Family

This is one of my favorite things about my photography business.  Watching families grow and change over the years!  I photographed the Perdue family two years ago when they visited Charleston for vacation and again this summer.  It’s fun to see how they’ve grown and how I’ve grown as a photographer.
They’re such a fun bunch!  We met at the Shem Creek pier, one of my favorite spots in Charleston to get some beautiful shots with the marsh and shrimp boats in the background.
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Rachel & Jaden

As you can see from these photos Rachel and Jaden are way cooler than I am.  I don’t know why they hang out with me ;)

My sweet friend Rachel will be starting a fashion blog in the near future (so be looking out for it!) and here are a few sneak peeks from our beach shoot last night!  I know, a sneak peek should be about 3 photos but I couldn’t choose my favorites!

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Maddie & Charlotte

My two nieces are cuter than yours.  :)

I got to travel home to upstate New York last month and visit my family and best friend of 30 years.  THIRTY.  That’s so weird to say!  It makes my heart so happy to see her as a mama to these little loves Maddie and Charlotte.   We did an impromptu photo shoot in my parents backyard and suffered through the mosquito bites to get these photos.  I think it was well worth it ;)
*Thanks to my mom for being my assistant in helping out with a very independent 2 year old!

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A Day in the Life of….

Summer is the perfect time of year to shoot photos of your child or children playing – eating – drawing – reading – dancing in their own homes and backyards! If you’d like to get some real and candid images of your children and your home has a good amount of natural lighting, book a session with me to capture that for you!

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You can choose from the packages below (the longer times would allow for two locations if you’d like):

Shoot time: 1 hour
Digital Prints: 30 Total
(15 original color images plus black and white copies of each)
$200

Shoot time: 2 hours
Digital Prints: 60 Total
(30 original color images plus black and white copies of each)
$350

Shoot time: 3 hours
Digital Prints: 100 Total
(50 original color images plus black and white copies of each)
$450

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Also note…
.You can do as many outfit changes as you’d like, as time allows

.These sessions are very relaxed and candid. This is not a pose-y “look at the camera and smile” type of shoot. Instead, allow your child do some of their favorite activities or everyday tasks and I will standby with my camera ready to capture it.

.I am a natural light photographer, therefore your home will need to have sufficient light to result in beautiful images! If this is a concern, we can also shoot photos outside in your yard or head to a park or the beach.

Simply email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com to book your session!

Emma’s Cake Smash

Emma’s turning ONE!  And to celebrate we had a little cake smash.  Emma’s mama wasn’t sure if she’d really get into it, but after those first few bites she didn’t disappoint!  And those blue eyes…!EmmasCakeSmash-1EmmasCakeSmash-3

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Happy Birthday, Emma!

Abbey’s Senior Shoot

Ok, I had trouble narrowing down photos of this beautiful girl!  Abbey graduated from college and her mama wanted some photos for her announcements.  I had a blast with Abbey and her mom, Donna Carole, who I used to work with!  We laughed throughout most of the shoot.  Charleston (per usual) gave us a perfect night with some beautiful lighting for our time together.  Congratulations, Abbey!
Special thanks to my partner in crime Leah from Leah’s Opus Photography for assisting me by holding reflectors and such :)

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