Tag Archives: Downtown Charleston

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Ziesemer Family Vow Renewal

I worked with the Ziesemers two years ago when we did a family beach session during their vacation.  This time they traveled from Chicago to renew their vows at the church they got married in.  I was honored for them to ask me to document the special day!  We visited a couple other locations in town where they had previously taken photos on their wedding day – the William Aiken House (the gate) and The US Customs House (the checkered floor and columns).  I just love the kiddos outfits!


Visiting Charleston?  Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com to chat about a family session of your own!

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Johnnie & Barbara

Mr. Johnnie and Miss Barbara’s daughter arranged to have these images taken for their 50th wedding anniversary!  How sweet are these!  (You’ll see their sweet granddaughter sneak in for a few, too!)

I asked how they met and they said they’d grown up near Charleston not too far away from each other but didn’t meet until high school.  One day Miss Barbara got on the school bus and Mr. Johnnie had saved a seat for her.  And they said the rest is history.  She said, “It’s not always the grand gestures that mean the most but the small acts can change your life forever.”


Charleston, SC Photo Session: Miller Family

Summer time is a fun season for photo sessions. (Well, besides having to work around all of the crazy thunderstorms like we did for this session.  I’m thankful for flexible clients!) Most of my clients this month are visiting Charleston on vacation and family members are enjoying the city and the yummy food and beautiful surroundings together.  I feel so honored to document their special time together with some photographs!  Ryan and Brooks had me cracking up this whole session!  So funny and expressive!



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Charleston, SC Photo Session: Nicholson Family

Eloise was a happy little thing! And be sure to notice the cutest little nose scrunch ❤  The Nicholson’s were visiting and wanted a very “Charleston” looking session so we began at Washington Square then strolled on Chalmers St because nothing says Charleston like oak trees, iron gates and cobblestone 🙂


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Charleston, SC Photo Session: Alwine Family

A friend purchased a gift card for this sweet family when they had their SIXTH girl recently!  I so enjoyed my time with this family watching them interact and play together.  Something tells me the baby is going to have more love and snuggles than she knows what to do with!


Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography to book your own session in Charleston!  (And I travel!) 🙂

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Argula Family

We had some pretty sunlight at Stolls Alley for the Argula’s mini session.  Shreya just keeps getting cuter and cuter (I’ve been photographing her since her newborn session)! But she definitely made us work for all of those smiles!


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Charleston, SC Photo Session: Walter & Still Families

Sisters, Jessica and Eliza, are from the small town next to mine in New York.  We’ve known each other since high school and now Jessica lives in Charleston, too!  We all gathered at Hampton Park, one of my favorite places to shoot.

I’m so thankful that clients trust me to take their photos while they’re with their families on vacation!  I know that time together doesn’t happen as often as everyone would like and it’s a special and rare time to get photos taken.    I’m honored to provide families with memories from their time in Charleston.  Lots of extended family sessions coming to the blog soon!


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