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Winter Romance: Top 5 Engagement Session Locations in Charleston, SC


February 8, 2024


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Charleston, South Carolina, exudes romance year-round, and the winter season adds a special touch to the city’s already enchanting atmosphere. For newly engaged couples looking for the perfect backdrop for their engagement sessions, Charleston offers a myriad of romantic locations that capture the essence of your love story. Today, I’ll offer my top 5 places to have an engagement session in and around Charleston during the winter, while emphasizing the importance of using this opportunity to connect with your Charleston engagement / wedding photographer.

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Middleton Place

Explore the secret gardens of this enchanting and historic property for your winter engagement session

Nestled along the Ashley River, Middleton Place stands as a testament to Southern charm and elegance. Seek out the garden rooms and the iconic reflection pool which makes Middleton Place an ideal location for a winter engagement session. The quiet serenity of this property during the winter months offers a unique and intimate atmosphere, allowing couples to capture the timeless beauty of their love story against the backdrop of one of Charleston’s most picturesque settings.

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Downtown Historic District

From Rainbow Row to the French Quarter, you can’t go wrong with downtown

Charleston’s Historic District is a rich with cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and charming alleyways. As winter descends, the city takes on a cozy ambiance, making it an ideal backdrop for romantic engagement sessions. Wether you want to stroll along Rainbow Row for it’s colorful background, Sneak down one of the alley ways or head through the French Quarter for romantic and candid images and let the historic charm of Charleston’s downtown create a romantic and memorable engagement session.

Angel Oak Tree

For couples seeking a touch of magic and natural beauty, the Angel Oak Tree is a must-visit location. Located just a short drive from Charleston, this ancient Southern live oak is a breathtaking backdrop for engagement sessions. Winter allows for unobstructed views of the majestic tree, providing an intimate setting.

Hampton Park

Nestled in the heart of Charleston, Hampton Park offers a tranquil escape with its expansive green spaces and charming pathways. During the winter months, the park takes on a serene ambiance, making it an ideal location for a romantic engagement session. The open fields, historic features, and beautiful bridges provide endless opportunities for capturing timeless moments that reflect the deep connection between you and your partner.

Folly Beach

Yes, even the beach is a great location for a winter engagement session

For the couple who share a love for the ocean and breathtaking sunsets, Folly Beach offers a coastal paradise even in the winter months. The quiet serenity of the beach during this time provides an intimate setting for your engagement session. Capture the love between you and your partner with the vast Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, the rolling sand dunes and, the soft, golden hues of the winter sun sinking into the horizon.

Charleston’s winter charm will the stage for your unforgettable engagement sessions in and around the city. Whether you choose the historic allure of Middleton Place, the urban sophistication of the historic downtown, or the natural beauty of Angel Oak Tree, these locations provide the perfect backdrop for capturing the romance of the season. An engagement session in Charleston, SC allows you to get to know your wedding photographer better by spending the afternoon with them it also allows for your to enjoy a beautiful prelude to the journey of what lies ahead.

Checkout a Enchanting Engagement session at Middleton Place here

Jeannemarie is a in destination wedding photographer based Charleston, SC and Hawaii. Creating romantic and radiant, fashion forward imagery and is available for travel where ever your adventure takes you.


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