Charleston, SC Photo Session: Stein Family

We had to work around some nasty weather to get this session done but we made it happen!  I had a blast on this fun and playful session – and those handsome boys stole the show!

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Interested in booking a photo session of your own at the beach or another location in Charleston? (I also travel!)  Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com to start the conversation!  Or see more of my work on my website.

Charleston, SC Newborn Photo Session: Aiden

Sweet Aiden is here!  He joined his daddy, mommy and “sister” Primrose – the cute boxer with an under bite 🙂  You’ll see in some of these images Primrose is a bit concerned and maybe a tad jealous of Mr. Aiden.  Side note: I love Aiden’s Australia-themed nursery!

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Here’s some info on what to expect and how to prepare for a newborn session with me.  I would love to chat with you and answer your questions!  Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com to book a session!

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Mitchell Family

This is the second time I’ve worked with this family.  We wandered around Shem Creek Pier, one of my favorite spots!  (Some friends and I once got to go shrimping on Captain Magwood’s boat – “The Winds of Fortune” but that’s another story for a another day.  Ha!)  This group is so fun… and how cute are grandma and grandpa??

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Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com to book a session!

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Hlavacek Family

Boys will be boys!  My friend Katie asked me to come to her home to take some photos of her family in their element.  Some look at the camera and smile ones but also some playful, giggly, running around the yard ones 🙂

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Thank you for visiting!  Please feel free to email me if you want to chat about booking a photo session!  info@melissagriffinphotography.com.

Photo 101: Learn Photography Basics

Do you have a fancy camera that you bought with good intentions of using but you have no idea what all of those buttons do?  So you just use your iPhone camera instead??  Let me help!  I have a background in art education and LOVE teaching people how to take better photos… especially photos of their friends and family.

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Who.  You!  If you get overwhelmed by the buttons on your camera but want to learn how to use your DSLR camera to take better photos then you’re invited!  Space is limited.

What.   I’ll focus on teaching you about finding light and some of the important settings on your DSLR camera!  You’ll learn the basics of photography – exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO.  People who have taken this course with me can shoot in manual mode by the end.  I’ll have snacks and drinks for you to enjoy as you learn.  Plus, everyone who attends will be entered to win a FREE mini shoot with me!  You’ll also receive resources that I’ve created to refer to as you practice.

When.  This year you can choose from two time slots:
Thursday, January 31 at 7:00-8:30pm (wine and snacks included)
Saturday, February 2nd at 9:30-11:00am (mimosas and brunch snacks included)

Where.  My friend’s home in North Charleston.  I’ll email the address to those that sign up!

Why.  You won’t regret gaining the skills to take amazing photos of your friends and family to enjoy!  It makes taking photos a lot more fun when you know what you’re doing.  I’ll have a mini session giveaway!  And… did I mention wine and mimosas?

Cost. $25/person.  You’ll see instructions when you register.

Click on one of the buttons below to sign up.  Please bring a friend!  (Just have them register!)

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If you can’t make this event but want to learn about photography (or want to go deeper after you attend)  I offer one-on-one lessons.  Just email me to get more info and we’ll customize a lesson for you!

Questions?  Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com.

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Holton Family

Here’s a change of pace for me – all adults who listen to everything I say!  I don’t have to put on a show for smiles and everyone was perfect at following directions 🙂  Jake and Rebecca also had a fun announcement…!

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Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com to book your own family session!

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Braun Family

I just love photographing these pretty girls!  I have taken their photos 4 times now and they are so polite and kind and give me ideas for poses 🙂  We had some perfect morning light for our session at Smythe Park on Daniel Island.

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Please email me to book a photo session for your family or children!
info@melissagriffinphotography.com