Family of 4 stand under the IOP pier with their dog in a family portrait by Brisson Imagery

Capturing Timeless Beach Portraits in Charleston, SC

We specialize in creating stunning beach portraits in picturesque backdrops in and around Charleston, SC.

Our passion lies in immortalizing your cherished moments against the breathtaking canvas of sun, sand, and sea. With our expert photography and the natural beauty of Charleston’s beaches, your portraits will radiate authenticity, joy, and the essence of coastal living.

Why Choose Beach Portraits in Charleston with Us?

  • Spectacular Scenery: Charleston’s beaches offer a stunning setting for your portraits. The combination of soft sands, rolling waves, and clear skies create a backdrop that’s both serene and awe-inspiring.

  • Golden Light: The enchanting golden hour light of Charleston’s beaches adds a magical touch to your portraits. Our skilled photographers expertly capture the warm, flattering glow that enhances every detail.

  • Memories by the Sea: Whether you’re celebrating a milestone, vacationing with family, or capturing a romantic moment, our beach portraits encapsulate the emotions and memories you hold dear.

  • Natural Poses: Our approach focuses on capturing you in your element, embracing candid interactions and natural poses. The result? Portraits that reflect your true selves and the genuine connections you share.

  • Expertise in Charleston: Our photographer, a Charleston-born native,  knows the best times and locations for beach portraits in Charleston. We ensure your session aligns with the tides, weather, and lighting conditions to guarantee stunning results.

  • Personalized Experience: We work closely with you to understand your vision and preferences. From wardrobe suggestions to choosing the perfect spot, we tailor the experience to meet your desires.

Whether it's a family reunion, engagement, maternity shoot, or simply a celebration of life, our beach portraits in Charleston, SC, provide an unparalleled backdrop for creating memories. Contact Brisson Imagery today to schedule your session and let us capture the beauty, joy, and love that define your moments by the sea.
Tonya Brisson, Professional Photographer from Charleston SC
Tonya Brisson
Owner, Brisson Imagery, LLC

Where to take family pictures on a beach in Charleston, SC: 

  1. Isle of Palms (ample paid parking available, restrooms & restaurants on the beach, short walk, large wooden pier, and sea oats for backdrop)
  2. Folly Beach (parking limited, heavy traffic, very crowded)
  3. Morris Island (moderate walk required, lighthouse backdrop)
  4. Botany Bay (moderate walking required, natural beach with large shells)
  5. Capers Island (boat required, moderate walk required)
  6. Boneyard Beach (boat required, moderate walk required) 
  7. Edisto Island Beach
  8. Wild Dunes Beach (gate pass and permit required)
  9. Kiawah Island (permit required)
  10. Seabrook Island (permit required)
  11. Sullivans Island Beach (permit required from Sullivans Island town hall specifically). 

*Locations requiring a permit do so on a case-by-case basis.  It is the responsibility of the CLIENT to obtain the appropriate permissions from the perspective township they would like portraits made in.  Sessions can not be scheduled until official permit paperwork has been forwarded to the photographer.   

Your Beach Portrait Experience:

  1. Consultation: We begin with a consultation to understand your vision and discuss details such as location, wardrobe, and timing.

  2. Photo Session: On the day of the shoot, we’ll guide you through relaxed poses that capture the beauty of the beach and your connection with loved ones.

  3. Breathtaking Results: After the session, we meticulously edit your portraits, enhancing colors and ensuring every detail is perfect.

  4. Treasured Memories: Your beach portraits in Charleston will become cherished keepsakes that you and your loved ones will treasure for years to come.

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