Tag Archives: Folly Beach

Folly Sunrise Session

I do lots of beach sessions but only a few actual sunrise shoots.  We began shooting about 15 minutes before the sun came up and I’m in love with the light in these images!  AND Quinn’s sweet little face.  How precious is she?!


If you’d like to book your own beach session (or anywhere else around the Charleston area!) just email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com.

Robben Family

I usually have sessions with little ones that I’m chasing around but here’s a recent shoot I did with some big kids!  They were very good listeners and I didn’t have to chase them to get a good pic 🙂  I hadn’t been out to this place on Folly Beach in awhile, how beautiful are these trees on the beach!?


Folly Beach Wedding

I had the privilege of assisting Kelsey (Kelsey Farnham Photography, Greenville) with a wedding she photographed on Folly Beach.  Jacob and Savannah were the sweetest people you’ll ever meet!  I got to hang out with the guys while Kelsey spent time with the girls.  They definitely kept me entertained!

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Thursday 🙂

Byrnes Family (and friends!)

This session is so special to me!  I met Kaylis 12 years ago at a Young Life camp in Georgia.  We worked there for 3 weeks during the summer of 2004.  She’s from Mississippi, I’m from New York.  We clicked and kept in touch for a little while after camp, then just a bit through Facebook.  A few weeks ago I got a message from her asking if I’d take photos of her family and friends at Folly Beach… Um, YES!  It was so great seeing her again and catching up, not skipping a beat after 12 years.


Clark Family

This summer I’ve really enjoyed taking photos of families who have met together in Charleston for vacation!  The Clark family was great to work with and it’s so apparent through the images how much they care for each other.  Feelin’ the love!Clark_SM-1Clark_SM-2Clark_SM-3Clark_SM-4Clark_SM-5Clark_SM-6Clark_SM-7Clark_SM-8Clark_SM-9Clark_SM-10Clark_SM-11Clark_SM-12

Shoot Locations

Charleston is not lacking in the beautiful scenery department.  If you’re trying to decide on a location for your session take a look at some options below where I’ve done shoots!  If you have a good lighting situation going on at your home we can do our session there.  The only shoots I do indoors are newborn sessions (and I’ve done those outdoors as well).  We are, of course, not limited to these locations but I hope they will help point you in the right direction.

Just click on the title for a map or the photo to see the original blog.  Hope this helps! Contact me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com with questions.

I will travel!  Email me and we’ll work out the details.


Hampton Park, Downtown

Waterfront Park (& surrounding areas), Downtown

East Bay St (Rainbow Row) and N Adgers Wharf, Downtown

White Point Gardens (“The Battery”), Downtown

Stoll’s Alley & Church Street [Works well for small groups], Downtown

Washington Square, Downtown

The Cistern (College of Charleston Campus), Downtown


Shem Creek, Mt Pleasant

Waterfront Park, Mt Pleasant
Melissa Griffin Photography. Charleston, SC Family Photography.

Old Village, Mt Pleasant

Pitt Street Bridge, Mt Pleasant


River Landing Drive, Daniel Island
Melissa Griffin Photography. Charleston, SC. Family Photographer.

Smythe Park, Daniel Island


Old Navy Base & Riverfront Park, North Charleston

Riverfront Park, North Charleston


25th Ave, Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms Pier


Folly Beach

“The Washout”, Folly BeachRobben-7

Thanks for visiting!  I hope to work with you and your family soon 🙂

Andrew & Sarah

Photo sessions with friends are the best!  I met Sarah over 7 years ago after we both moved to Charleston. We are both yankees who found ourselves in Charleston and clicked when we met.  We’ve been roomies and co-workers and at one point both at the same time.  I’m so happy that she and Andrew met and are getting married in September!  Love the way they look at each other in these pics 🙂

Congrats, Andrew & Sarah 🙂