Whether you're visiting Charleston, or you've lived here for years having a gorgeous on-location portrait at one of these Charleston area beaches will make a perfect backdrop that will have to reliving the soothing sound of the waves and the fun and freedom you feel every time you visit the shore.
Here's a short list of our favorites:
Isle of Palms
This beach is dreamy for photos. It has amazing sunsets (and even better sun rises where you can see the sun come up over the horizon in places), plenty of seashells to gather for the kids, and a nice breeze (for that beachy, wind-blown look.)
If you’re staying at Wild Dunes Resort, you’ll have lots of options for great photos right outside of your room!
This beach is where the locals go to get away from the hustle and bustle. It’s a beautiful beach where you can usually find a decent spot without a ton of people around if you walk far enough. You also have the option of having the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse in the background, an iconic landmark in the Charleston area.
This beach has a more laid back vibe about it, which is perfect for casual portraits. It also has amazing scenery and picturesque sunsets. Go at sunset to enjoy the breezes, take in the sea air, and make a day out of it. (Remember, the more relaxed you are during a photo shoot the better your photos will come out.) This beach is a spot you’ll want to remember!
The Kiawah Island Golf Resort is one of our favorite spots to visit near Charleston. It has amazing beaches and pools, and, of course, the golf course is a big draw for many tourists. (It’s will host the PGA Championship in 2021, so you know it’s top-notch!) The resort is often open during the summer months for visitors during special events (check out their summer concert series), and it’s an absolutely stunning spot for photos.
You really can’t go wrong with photos on the beach--especially the beaches around Charleston. They are all so beautiful. Before you head out, make sure you check out this post with tips for how to make the most of your beach photo shoot!