Charleston Area Photographer Guide

This is a sponsored guide, presented by our valued local partners. While we love sharing these resources with our readers, we have not personally vetted each individual business represented here and encourage our readers to do their own research to find the best fit for their family.

As mothers, it’s safe to say that some of our most treasured possessions are family photographs. New babies, family milestones, special achievements, momentous occasions: we love the opportunity to beautifully capture these memories. There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when looking back on the photos of your squishy newborn, or that first picture of your new family. It is our hope that this resource will make it easier to find the perfect photographer to capture the memories you make. We hope you enjoy working with them as much as we do!

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I’m a CANDID lifestyle photographer. I have been photographing families in downtown Charleston, the IOP, Kiawah Island, and Folly Beach for 15 years. My portrait sittings start out posed and get more candid at the end. I like to start with the whole group together then groupings and individual portraits. Prints and high-resolution files available.

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Specialties: Family Portraits, Underwater Portraits

Hello! I’m Alisha of Alisha Cory Photography.

I am located in Mount Pleasant, SC and serve the greater Charleston area. My clients are able to choose from a wide array of photographic specialties such as:

  • Newborn Studio Fine Art & Lifestyle Portraits
  • Birth Story Videography & Imagery
  • Underwater, Studio, and On-location Maternity Portraits
  • Cake Smash Celebrations
  • Senior Portraits
  • Family Sessions

As well as being a professional photographer, I’ve been happily married over 20 years and blessed to be the mother of four amazing young men. Rest assured, whatever reservations you might have about scheduling professional portraits, I’ve lived and breathed the planning anxiety and ensuing chaos of kids being kids at a photoshoot. As your photographer, it is my mission to make your professional photoshoot an easy, fun, and beautiful experience.

Just remember…it is always worth the time, energy, and money to regularly have professional portraits of your family captured. I promise.

Reach out and let’s start planning the session of your dreams!

Specialties: Maternity, Newborn Photography/Videography, Lifestyle, Senior Portraits, Family Sessions

I have had the abundant pleasure of photographing families living in the Charleston Area and families on vacation in our beautiful city and beaches for going on twenty years! I LOVE what I do and with this level of experience, plus knowing the amazing feeling of being in the lives of so many families and documenting them grow and change for years, is both an honor and humbling to me. I have had the pleasure of being the preferred photographer for over ten years at Wild Dunes Resort and had established a company just for Wild Dunes which I held for many years.

My style is fresh, fun, candid, and timeless! You will expect to see images that reflect your family’s love and unique spirit in both relaxed, casual posted shots and silly, candid ones as well. Getting to know you before the session helps to ensure we have all the information we need to create the perfect experience. We begin with a phone consultation so I can learn about your family. We talk about clothing choices, location ideas, and how you like to decorate in your home to then get you thinking about where you will display some of your beautiful family portraits.

My offerings include archival canvases, matted and framed photographic prints, and albums. Digital files for sharing are offered as well as some fun “unique” specialty items gifted to clients with different levels of investment. I believe that your amazing family photos should be displayed in your home to show the love you have for your most precious works of art! Your family. So let the artwork on your walls speak for the love found within your home. Capturing, forever, the moments that are gone in a FLASH!

Love is the highest form of art!

Visit my website and send me a note.

Specialties: Children, Family Portraits, Senior Photography, Intimate Weddings

Raising babies and children is hard but so rewarding. Finding a good photographer to capture those precious moments shouldn’t be hard. Let Alena Photography help you preserve those moments. Will it be pregnancy, first newborn smiles or family milestones – the difference is in the details. Memories will fade but beautiful images will stay with your amazing family forever.

Alena Photography specializes in fine art newborn, maternity and baby portraiture and believes that your family deserves more than just pictures. With a studio conveniently located in West Ashley Alena has photographed families from all over the area. Her studio is stocked with hand made outfits for babies, maternity dresses for expectant moms and other props sourced from all over the world.

Specialties: Fine Art Newborn, Maternity and Baby Portraiture

I am a Maternity & Newborn Fine-Art portrait photographer and I am completely obsessed with capturing what is easily one of the most special moments in a person’s life. The time in which we are planning for and welcoming a new baby to our expanding family is short-lived, but together we can preserve these most valued moments forever.  Aside from creating beautiful portraits, I love every moment I spend with my new and expecting moms!  We have laughed together and we have cried together – tears of joy and tears of complete exhaustion and being overwhelmed. I get it! And I am here for you – not just to give you amazing images you will love forever, but to laugh and cry with you along your journey because it’s HARD. It takes a village, and I will be part of your village.  Xo, Brooke

Specialties: Maternity, Newborn

I am a lifestyle photographer specializing in interiors, commercial, women-based businesses, blog + family photography. I set out to create classic and timeless images with a fresh style and creative perspective that utilizes natural light to give a clean and modern touch. I recently relocated to the gorgeous city of Charleston and am excited to meet new clients throughout the area. I look forward to creating some beautiful images with you!

Specialties: Interiors, Commercial, Women-Based Businesses, Blog + Family Photography

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Julia Shaw was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Collegiate athletics brought Julia to the Midwest where she competed in DII lacrosse. She completed her undergraduate degrees in marketing & sport management, and went on to receive her MBA while working in Division I college Athletic Development (fundraising, donor relations and event management). Julia and her husband Jimmie made the move to Charleston to be closer to family, and to take advantage of all that the Lowcountry has to offer. From amazing people, to a vibrant city scene, great food, rich history, and the outdoors, Julia is thrilled to be back on the East Coast and to raise her children Perry (2 years) and Paxton (10 months) near their cousins. She is excited to connect parents with local businesses who share her same passion for raising a family in such a fantastic community. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, watching and playing sports, trying new food, reading, traveling, and spending time with family.