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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 in Charleston, SC
hampton park engagement photos in Charleston, SC

Colonial Lake

I’ve recently discovered Colonial Lake for engagement photos and it’s pure magic! This park is right in the middle of downtown Charleston and has the best balance of colorful blooms and Charleston homes in the background. 

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engagement photos at Colonial Lake in Charleston, SC
engagement photos at Colonial Lake in Charleston, SC

Cypress Gardens

Cypress Gardens is recently reopened after a few years and I’m so glad to have photographed a few couples there! 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. If this place looks a little familiar, this is where they filmed the lake scene in The Notebook!

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The Notebook inspired Cypress Gardens engagement photos with couple beside swamp with parasol
The Notebook style engagement photos at Cypress Gardens in row boats

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. This neighborhood is also home to Rainbow Row!

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Rainbow Row engagement photos
Rainbow Row engagement photos

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!

I don’t have any engagement galleries here yet, but click here to see a Colonial Dorchester wedding!

Bride and groom in front of bell tower at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site wedding in Charleston, SC
Bride and groom in front of bell tower at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site wedding in Charleston, SC

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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