Category Archives: Children

October Mini Session Highlights!

Here are some photos from my second round of mini sessions this fall!  We met at Smythe Park on Daniel Island.  This spot is a little hidden gem!  Beautiful light in the morning and not as busy as some of the downtown locations.  I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a good spot for family photos!  (Just watch out for the gators) 🙂

Mini sessions are sold out for this fall but email me at if you’d like to schedule a maternity, newborn or family session!

If you want to be the first to know when my spring minis are please feel free to join my email list!  I promise I won’t spam you 🙂  I’ll send about 3-4 emails per year.

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Rains and Reagan Families

Big smiles and giggles at the College of Charleston campus from these two families!  I love capturing the photo of alllll of the kiddos each year.  There was only one who needed some convincing this year….

Do you have questions for me? Or would like to book your own photo session?  Just email me at or visit my website to learn more!

Charleston SC Photo Session: Braxton

What a beautiful morning we had at Pitt Street Bridge for our sunrise session!  And I can’t get enough of Braxton’s gummy smile 🙂


Email me at to book your maternity, newborn or family session!

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Ervin Family

I’ve been photographing the Ervin family since Reese was a newborn.  She arrived at White Point Gardens in a playful, silly mood for our photo session which made for some fun images!  (Scroll to the bottom to see her deciding that swinging with mom is a good idea!)


To book your own family photo session with me simply email me at!  I’m happy to answer any questions you have!

Charleston, SC Family Photo Session

I’ve been doing a lot of session at The Cistern lately… and I’m okay with it!  Love this location in downtown Charleston.

Want to book your own family session?  Or just have questions?  Email me at

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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Join my email list to receive updates from Melissa Griffin Photography in the future. You’ll find out when I’m offering mini shoots again and get a chance to sign up FIRST!


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!