Tag Archives: Family Photo shoot

Charleston Photo Session: Esoldo Family

Benjamin always keeps me on my toes!  I’m glad that T-Rex made it in some of these photos.  I think it’s important to include some of your kiddos favorite things at each age and stage!  (And with the magic of editing I can also get rid of it!) Love the images of them playing and splashing in the ocean together.

Charleston Newborn Photo Session: Mac

Mac did such a good job during our photo session!  Love his hair, those cheeks and that monogrammed booty, ha!  I love when we can include pups in on the shoot, too!


Charleston Newborn Photo Session: Annagrace

One of my besties here in Charleston welcomed this beauty, Annagrace, into the world!  Joe and Liz have had a whirlwind of a year and Annagrace was a big part of that.  It’s so amazing watching good friends become parents!

Charleston Family Photo Session: 60th Wedding Anniversary

This whole family came together in Charleston to celebrate their parents (grandparents) 60th wedding anniversary!  They’re a fun bunch!  We thankfully got a break in the rain before their celebration to meet at Washington Square to take these images.  And how stinkin’ sweet are the guests of honor?? ❤

Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting.  Email me to book a session!

Albany, NY Photo Session: Townes Family

Here’s the last photo shoot I did while home in New York!  Steve and I went to college at SUNY Potsdam and I met him and his crazy friends in the beginning of  senior year. If you have no clue where Potsdam is it’s in northern New York 30 minutes from the Canadian border 🙂  We were able to get our Potsdam crew together for a little college reunion while I was home.  Some of us hang out or have seen each other over the years but the group hadn’t been together in 15 YEARS.  We’re old.  It was a highlight of my trip home!  Those friends keep me laughing for sure and we have lots of funny (inappropriate?) memories together.

Back to the photo shoot…. It was so fun meeting Steve’s wife, Alex, and their sweet boy Des!  Des is a serious kiddo and he made me work for all of those smiles but he can get away with that because he’s so dang cute!  Townes-1Townes-2Townes-3Townes-4Townes-5Townes-6Townes-7Townes-8Townes-9Townes-10Townes-11Townes-12Townes-13Townes-14Townes-15Townes-16Townes-17Townes-18Townes-19

Thanks for visiting!  To schedule a session just email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com!

Syracuse, NY Photo Session: Champlin Family

I shot this family session while I was home early in July. This is one of my besties, MJ, who I went to high school with. We played lacrosse together in high school and went on many camp trips with Young Life. We attended college at SUNY Potsdam (about 30 minutes from Canada, brr). SO many good memories there.

The summer before I moved to Charleston (in 2007) MJ and I went on a whirlwind trip of Europe. It was the first time either of us had been out of the country so we broke in our new passports! We went to 8 countries in 12 days and loved every single minute of it. We met friends from all over the world, saw the Austrian and Swiss Alps, rode a gondola in Venice, drank too much wine in Florence, and ate baguettes in front of the Eiffel Tower (we’re okay with being cliche). That trip gave us both a bad case of wanderlust. Now we’re both addicted to traveling!

When she comes to visit me in Charleston I know I need to save some money up because this girl LOVES trying new restaurants. We usually do progressive dinners when she’s here so we can hit up as many places as possible. I’m not going to argue with that. . . MJ is one of the most thoughtful people I know. She cares for others and is the first to offer help when you need it. So thankful for our time in New York this past trip and am looking forward to the next visit!


Charleston Newborn Photo Session: Camp

This family welcomed Camp into their home recently!  Newborn shoots with siblings can be a little crazy as everyone is adjusting to the new change but a little patience and bribery can go a long way!


To schedule a maternity, newborn or family session with me simply email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com!