Virginia Shoots

I recently traveled to Virginia to shoot three separate families over a weekend.  I lived in Winchester, VA for four years before moving here to Charleston and these are all taken around that area.  After it rained ALLLL day Friday and Saturday we crammed them all into a Sunday.  Love shooting in different locations to mix it up a little bit!  How beautiful are the dogwood trees in these images??  I was drooling over them all weekend. 🙂

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Smith Newborn & Family Photos

Welcome to the world, Sullivan!  He’s such a handsome little guy.  And so so loved by his family.  Just look at the smiles on everyone’s face!


Spring Mini Highlights

I have the best clients!  I had such a good reconnecting with people who I had previously worked with.  Here are a few images from each of my families that booked me for spring mini sessions.  The weather was beautiful and the kiddos kept me on my toes all day! Thanks so my friend Sara who helped make smiles happen and carried my stuff 🙂

All of these families are on my email list and learned first through an email I sent out about when and where the minis would be.  Click here to sign up to receive future emails!


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Christine asked me to take some photos that she could use for her running blog.  It’s always fun to do something a little different so I jumped at the chance.  Check out her Into the Glimmer blog to get to know her better!Christine-1Christine-2Christine-3Christine-4Christine-5Christine-6Christine-8Christine-9Christine-10Christine-11Christine-12Christine-13Christine-14Christine-15Christine-16Christine-17Christine-18Christine-19Christine-20Christine-21Christine-22

Daniel Family

Enjoyed meeting the Daniel family at Riverfront Park on an overcast day a couple of weeks ago.  Clara and Emma are just the cutest!  The trick that worked like a charm for this session?  Telling Clara, “Don’t smile!  Don’t you do it!”  Got the BEST natural smiles from her that way!  For some kiddos that doesn’t work and they just stare me down and give me the stink eye, ha!  But it’s always worth a shot.


Spring 2017 Mini Sessions!

This is the first time I’ve ever offered mini sessions in the spring!  If you’ve been thinking about booking a shoot with me now would be a great time.  On Monday I sent this out to the people who are on my email list so if you’d like to get first dibs in the future, scroll down and join!  Here are the details for the mini shoots coming up next week!…

Melissa Griffin Photography. Charleston, SC Family Photography.

$160 gets you a 20 minute session and 15 high resolution digital images.

Available Sessions:
Saturday Morning, April 15 at Hampton Park, Downtown Charleston


Saturday Evening, April 15 at Corner of Church St & Stolls Alley, Downtown Charleston

[Rain Date: Saturday, April 29]  Sessions are $160 for a group of 6 or smaller.  For more than 6 people please add $10/person.

Email me at to reserve your session.
Go ahead and book now – I only have 8 spots total!

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 shooting time
-Location and date of your choice
-Outfit change (optional)
-At least 30 high resolution digital images
-Black and white copies of each image

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Let me know if you have any questions.  I look forward to working with you and your family!

Melissa Griffin Photography. Charleston, SC Family Photography.


Brent & Courtney

I’ve known Courtney for a few years now and was excited when she asked me to take engagement photos for her and her fiance, Brent!  We wandered around an area of town where Brent used to live.  One of the photos includes a balcony where they had their first date 🙂  Congratulations, you two!
The balcony in the upper right is where they had their first date!