My Story Meets Your Story


Hi, I’m Melissa, thanks for visiting!  I am a natural light photographer based in the best city in the world (Travel + Leisure doesn’t lie!), Charleston, SC.  My photography business has been growing since 2012 and I’m loving it –  I have the best clients!  I have a passion for using my photography and art background to create beautiful images that you and your family will fall in love with.

I’m originally from Syracuse, NY and grew up taking art classes.  I took my first photography class in high school then went to college at SUNY Potsdam (I know, you’ve never heard of it – a small school about 30 minutes from Canada).  I majored in Art Education with a concentration in Photography and after graduating I taught elementary art in Virginia.

Then I got the moving bug.  I got antsy.  I decided to move to Charleston, SC.  Mom and Dad were thrilled that I was quitting my full time job to move to a place 15 hours from home where I had no job and no friends.  I was a little (a lot!) aimless for a while working at random jobs including a day care, a radio station, my church, and a financial planner.  Through all of these experiences, what I always came back to was my desire to start my own photography business.  I took the leap of faith in 2012 and now I know I’m right where I’m supposed to be, doing what I’m supposed to do!

To see more of my work please check out the rest of my blog or visit my website.  I would love to talk with you about a photo session here in Charleston or somewhere else (did I mention I love to travel?)!  Just email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com and I will be happy to answer any questions you have.  Thanks for taking the time to read a little bit about me 🙂


Logo and website designed by Emily at Texture Design Co.

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