3 Locations for Your Charleston Engagement Photography Session

Where to Have your Charleston Engagement Photos Taken

So you got the ring from your dream partner! Congratulations!! Bet you can’t stop looking at how your bling sparkles in the light! Now you are thinking you may want to get some engagement photos done in Charleston, but you just don’t know where to have these special photos taken. Well I have been photographing weddings and engagement in the Lowcountry for over 15 years. I definitely have some location ideas for a Charleston engagement session.

Location Ideas for a Downtown Charleston Engagement Session

The majority of my couples want their photos taken in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. It’s not only historic but super romantic. Hello, I mean they filmed The Notebook here. Therefore, the big question is South of Broad or North of Broad.

North of Broad has the infamous Rainbow Row , Charleston Battery, and a house with the cutest little blue shutters you will ever see on Tradd Street. Oh and did I mention the gorgeous purple Wisteria blooms in the spring!

Engaged couple pose in front of blue door and aqua building

Engaged couple pose in front of Charleston's purple wisteria flowers

Charleston Engagement session in front of blue shutters on Tradd Street

Charleston Engagement Photos of couple kissing on Church Street

An engaged couple embracing in downtown charleston

Click here to see this couple’s engagement session feature in Carolina’s Magazine

An engaged in a bear hug couple smiling against a washed blue wall Rainbow Row

Click here to see this couple’s engagement session featured in Big Day Made

Charleston engagement photos at the battery; A man lifting and kissing his fiancée

An engaged couple embracing on the streets of downtown charleston

Charleston engagement session at the Battery, girl reaching around and kissing boys face

South of Broad includes Church Street, The Dock Street Theater, and the iconic pink Mills House Hotel. Furthermore, Chalmers Street with it’s charming cobblestones is close by, as is my favorite grand marble staircase at the four corners of law.

A man twirling his fiancé at Charleston's Hibernian Hall

Engaged couple walk cobblestone street in Charleston, SC, She's holding her pale blue long dress and her fiances hand who is dressed in khakis and a navy blue jacket

An engaged couple kiss in front of the iconic pink Mills House Hotel in Charleston SC

Charleston engaged couple sitting on marble stairs on Broad Street

An engaged couple embracing in downtown Charleston Chalmers Street

An engaged couple holding hands and smiling in downtown during their Engagement Photography Session

Location for engagement photos couple poses nose to nose against Mills House Hotel

Couple kissing with charleston church steeple in background

Guy lifts fiance up as she kisses him in the street with Charleston church steeple behind them in background

Charleston Engagement Session close up of engaged couple nuzzle seated on doorstep

Charleston Engagement Photography Session engaged couple nuzzle seated on doorstep

engaged couple snuggling on blue wall

Location Ideas for a Charleston Engagement Session in Nature

Feeling adventurous, let’s hit up some of the beautiful natural Lowcountry scenery. One of my favorite locations for a Charleston engagement session is Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Another location set in nature is Charlestown Landing home of the Legare Waring House. Additionally, Charleston has a handful of county parks including beaches. My preferred park is Laurel Hill County Park. Not only is it in my backyard, but it has the most picturesque avenue of old oak trees complete with Spanish Moss.

A couple kissing at Magnolia Plantation Location idea for engagement photos in Charleston, SC

Click here to see this couple’s engagement session featured on The Knot’s How They Asked

An engaged couple embracing in front of a green marsh Daniel Island Engagement Session

Couple holding hands running through Hampton Park during Engagement Photos

Engagement Photos in gazebo at Magnolia Plantatation

couple holding hands walking in Laurel Hill County Park for Engagement Photos

Charleston engagement Folly Beach photos

Magnolia Planation Engagement Shoot Charleston Couple walking down driveway of oak trees with Spanish moss

a close up of an engaged woman with her hand on her fiancé's shoulder

Engagement Photos Legare Waring House, couple kissing in front of black iron gates

engaged couple embracing on Magnolia Plantation white bridge

Location Ideas for an Adventurous Charleston Engagement Session

Wanting something more authentic to you and your partner, try where you had your first date or your old college campus. Try and think outside of the box. I’m always up for adventure.

couple twirling for engagement photos in front of College of Charleston Cistern

Engaged couple kissing at Charleston bar

Engaged Couple sitting at CofC Cistern

engagement photos boy lifts girl up for a kiss on Folly Beach

Engaged Couple outside at Prohibition Bar

Couple kissing on CofC campus in front of large fountain

In fact, I recently met up with a couple for a destination session at Garden of the Gods in Colorado.

Couple at Garden of the Gods, Colorado embracing looking at each other

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Leigh Hayward

Leigh Hayward

Charleston Wedding & Engagement Photographer

Hi, I’m Leigh! I’m an engagement and wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC. I’ve been serving ALL love and couples since 2006. I adamantly believe everyone deserves their love story to be told beautifully! 

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