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Best Family Photographers in Charleston

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Charleston Family Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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2544 Ashley River Road Suite C, Charleston, SC 29414

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (16)

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Alena Photography specializes in studio and outdoor family, maternity, motherhood and newborn photography. Alena captures candid and posed photos of families in the Charleston area documenting major milestones in their lives. Her photo sessions include individual portraits of children of any age, group family photos, motherhood photos, styled children's sessions, holiday and limited edition sessions. Alena, who has photographed over 40 families in the last 2 years offers different packages that include digital and print products.

937 Wappoo Road, Charleston, SC 29407

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5.0 (77)
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5.0 (13)

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Selena Stoney Photography provides family photography services in Charleston in its studio and other local outdoor locations. Stoney offers a family photography session for immediate family members. It includes consultation, prep work, photoshoot, digital developing, Facebook previews, digital images, and print releases. She specializes in newborn photography and provides sessions for babies from their 14th day of life until they turn one. Stoney also takes maternity, children, engagement, and wedding photos.

2128 Medway Road, Charleston, SC 29412

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5.0 (105)
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5.0 (10)

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Adam Chandler has been a professional photographer for more than 20 years, working with a diverse range of clients. He focuses on photographing families and business professionals in the greater Charleston area. He combines creativity and technical knowledge with the ability to connect with and direct his subjects, resulting in beautiful images and an unforgettable experience. In addition to family photos and professional headshots, Adam creates portraits for couples. He is a member of the PPA.

3294 Ashley Phosphate Road, Charleston, SC 29418

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4.6 (7)

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Sterling Pickett Photography serves clients in Charleston and the surrounding areas. It captures images and special moments of families, children, and newborns with natural and simple styles. It also offers birth photography sessions to help clients immortalize the arrival of a new family member. The photographer is also available for maternity and newborn photography sessions. Its owner and photographer, Sterling Pickett, has been in the photography industry for over 13 years. She prefers and recommends that clients shoot at locations with fewer distractions, including forests, fields, parks, or random lots.

1025 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407

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4.9 (587)
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5.0 (90)
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2.5 (5)

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Tumbleston Photography Studios provides a wide range of professional photography in Charleston and the rest of the Lowcountry area. The team of handpicked photographers conducts in-studio or on-location photo sessions for family portraits. For in-studio sessions, the company has two studios equipped with a full range of studio lighting. The photos can be in digital or printed format. Established in 1980, the company also offers newborn photography and children photography and covers events such as weddings and engagements.

2045 Shell Ring Circle, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (2)

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Alisha Cory Photography is a photography studio that caters to families in Charleston. Alisha captures families' moments while they are doing fun activities. She takes impromptu and posed shots of her clients in different settings, such as underwater sessions, simple lifestyle sessions, and creative sessions. She also grants original ideas the families may have. Alisha groups families into parents and siblings to show diversity and family dynamics. Each photo shoot may take one to three hours.

334 E Bay St #243, Charleston, SC 29401

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4.9 (73)

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Valerie & Ed is a photography team based in Charleston. The professionals offer various services, including family photography. During sessions, the photographers allow families to goof around and act naturally. They hold family portrait sessions in their studio or outdoors. Valerie & Ed's family portrait service includes a 1.5-hour session at the client's preferred location, an online gallery with over 50 edited images, and a print release for all photographs. They also hold multi-family portrait sessions and children's portrait sessions.

511 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

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4.9 (103)
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5.0 (13)
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4.0 (5)

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King Street Studios is a boutique photography studio that serves clients in Charleston and the surrounding communities. Established in 2008, the company focuses on professional business portraits, family portraits, and high school senior pictures. The team of photographers provides on-location photo sessions for a more natural and candid family portrait. The family can have as many wardrobes changes in as many locations as they want. The photographers have experience working with kids and large groups.

1440 Battalion Drive, Charleston, SC 29412

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5.0 (40)
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5.0 (2)

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Hannah Lane Photography is a photography business by Hannah who is a portrait and brand photographer. The business started in 2008 and Hannah provides her services to clients in Charleston. Hannah's portrait sessions are inspired by the wedding couples she worked with in the past. She caters to families, business owners, and artists. Aside from family portraits, she also does motherhood and other types of portrait sessions. Hannah offers different packages.

Charleston, SC 29464

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5.0 (18)
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5.0 (1)

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Brisson Imagery, LLC, is a photography studio that caters to clients in Mount Pleasant and surrounding South Carolina areas, including Charleston. The studio specializes in families, children, and newborns. Photographer and studio owner Tonya Brisson has over 25 years of professional early childhood education experience, which explains her exceptional level of patience and understanding. She is actually the only photographer in Charleston to exclusively work with children. Her studio is specifically designed for newborns and children's portraiture. Tonya is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

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FAQs

  • Introduction

    A family photographer is a skilled professional who uses artistic ability and a camera to take pictures of families. These professionals use photography equipment and photo editing software to create visually pleasing images of small and large family groups.

    You can have this type of photo taken when welcoming a new family member, such as when a baby is born or a child is adopted. You can have family photos taken annually to show how fast your children are growing or to commemorate an annual event or favorite holiday.

    Additionally, you can choose the type of setting and fashions that best fit your lifestyle for these photos. You can be as formal or casual as you like and have the pictures taken indoors or outside to suit your family’s preferences.
  • What is family photography?

    Family photography is taking pictures of groups of family members. These can be small groups of immediate family members or large groups that include members of your extended family. Settings can involve casual or formal events that are held indoors or outdoors.

  • Why do you need family photos?

    Family photos create a visual record of your family. These photos can create memories for you to cherish for a lifetime. Family photos also make way for future generations of your family to feel connected to you and your family.

  • What do family photographers do?

    Family photographers help you choose a visually interesting setting. They also typically manage lighting to help your photos come out looking bright and easy to see. These photographers may work in a studio that you visit, or they can also sometimes come to a location you choose.

  • Why do people get family portraits?

    People get family portraits to display at home and to share with loved ones. The photos can be used to commemorate the birth of a new family member and also be used to show how much family members change over the years.

  • How long should a family photo shoot last?

    A family photo shoot can be as short as half an hour or take as long as a couple of hours. Things that affect the amount of time it takes to complete a family photo shoot include the number of outfit changes and background settings you want.

  • How many pictures are in a session?

    The number of proofs you get from a family photo session varies based on the package you choose to buy. However, it’s common for a family photographer to provide a client with 35 to 60 images per session.

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