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Best Locations for Engagement Photos in Charleston

Chances are you found this page because you’re recently engaged and planning your engagement photos, congratulations! Charleston is so full of beautiful spots filled with southern charm. Below I’ve listed the best locations for engagement photos in Charleston and surrounding areas, in my opinion anyway.

Hampton Park

Hampton Park provides so many different backdrops for engagement photos and no shoot here is exactly the same. I spend so much time at this park and each time I find different nooks and spaces. If you want a park setting for your engagement photos in Charleston, this is it!

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Hampton Park engagement photos
Couple under avenue of oaks at Hampton Park engagement session in Charleston, SC

Cypress Gardens

Cypress Gardens is recently reopened after a few years and I’m so excited to get the chance to photograph some couples here! The cypress trees all over the property and row boats through the swamp are great if you want a little more outdoorsy but still very romantic feel. 

South of Broad

If you want to take your engagement photos on the streets of downtown Charleston, the South of Broad area is one of my favorites. It’s so colorful, so quaint, and so full of that southern charm everyone dreams about. 

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Couple in downtown Charleston during Charleston engagement photos
Fall engagement session in Downtown Charleston, sc

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Colonial Dorchester is so beautiful and natural. The site features the ruins of an old bell tower and can be a neat backdrop for engagement photos. Definitely worth a visit anytime!

College of Charleston

The College of Charleston‘s Cistern Yard is one of my favorite places – and I’m not just saying that because I’m a biased CofC alumni. This part of campus is right in the middle of downtown Charleston and even though it’s located on a college campus it is very peaceful and open to the public. This spot is so romantic and is bursting with old southern charm.

College of Charleston Engagement Photos

I hope you found this list of the best locations for engagement photos in Charleston useful for planning your session! 

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cameron, owner of Photography By Cameron, wedding photographer in Charleston, SC



Hey there! I’m Cameron, a wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC. Here on the blog you can see my latest weddings and portrait sessions, read the sweetest wedding day stories, and get all of my best tips for the wedding day and beyond. Grab a coffee and enjoy!   

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