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These 9 Charleston Wedding Photographers Should Be On Your Short List

photographer: The Happy Bloom | venue: Boone Hall

By PartySlate

Selecting a Charleston wedding photographer for your dream wedding or milestone celebration can be a daunting task. It’s important to ensure you have selected a professional whose work you admire — and whose demeanor will make you feel at ease as they join you on your special day. After all, your once-in-a-lifetime event will live on through their photographs. We found the top 9 photographers in Charleston to help you narrow your search.

(in alphabetical order)

Anne Rhett Photography

bride and groom
photographer: Anne Rhett Photography

PartySlate Insight: Anne is all about capturing memorable moments and turning them into photos that will last a lifetime. We admire her ability to let the mood and feeling of an event shine through in her work.

Describe your style and/or approach to event photography.

I am a visual storyteller with an affinity for color, light, emotion, and detail. I’m humbled to be a part of so many beautiful life milestones, and I love to get to know my clients’ love stories. As a native Charlestonian, I’m proud to still call this vibrant city home.


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Clay Austin Photography

bride and groom
photographer: Clay Austin Photography

PartySlate Insight: Clay is known for his positive attitude and professionalism. We appreciate how his clients not only love his stunning, artistic shots, but also the experience they had working with him.

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Hannah Alyssa

Hannah Alyssa Photography
photographer: Hannah Alyssa

PartySlate Insight: We love Hannah’s ability to capture every event element — from expressions and interactions to food and décor — in an equally stunning manner. Her photos convey beauty and elegance while reflecting the individuality of her clients.  

Describe your style and/or approach to event photography.

Romantic, authentic and timeless are three words that best describe my aesthetic. I take an editorial approach to photography, with attention to detail and a passion for storytelling.


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The Happy Bloom

bride and groom
photographer: The Happy Bloom

PartySlate Insight: Justin and Amanda of The Happy Bloom take it upon themselves to be more than just your wedding photographers, ensuring every aspect of your big day is seamless. We admire how their dedication to their brides and grooms’ happiness results in beautiful, natural looking photos. 

Describe your style and/or approach to event photography.

Weddings involve a lot of moving pieces. There are places to be and strict times to be there. It’s easy for a couple, a wedding party or family members to feel overwhelmed by it all. However, we take it upon ourselves to be the calming factor among it all. We approach a wedding day knowing that a few things will run behind and someone will misplace a tie. We’re there to help the day flow smoothly and be the constant wave of ease. Keeping couples (and families) relaxed and happy is the true way to get amazing, natural wedding day photos. When people are calm and content – they let their barriers down. That’s when you get relaxed shoulders, giant smiles and those genuine moments that you’ve always dreamed of for your wedding day photos. Happy, romantic and effortless is what we guarantee.


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Jennings King Photography

photographer: Jennings King Photography

PartySlate Insight: Known for her fun-loving personality and warm presence, Jennings is more than a photographer at weddings. Her ability to make brides and grooms feel comfortable in front of the camera results in heartwarming, beautiful photographs. 

Describe your style and/or approach to event photography.

I have a passion for excellent photography fueled by close relationships with my brides.  I am especially inspired by capturing close-knit family connections during weddings. My southern roots and personality enhance the professional manner in which I accomplish every job.


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Julie Livingston Photography

bride and groom
photographer: Julie Livingston Photography

PartySlate Insight: We appreciate Julie’s ability to find the best angles, light, and backdrops in all settings. Her photos beam with energy, taking you on a journey through the day’s raw emotions and fleeting moments.

Describe your style and/or approach to event photography.

My style can be described as fine art, timeless and light-filled! With an impeccable eye for detail, I limit the number of weddings I take on each year so that I can provide the highest quality experience to each of my couples. I am based out of Charleston, but will travel all over the world for my clients.


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Lucy Cuneo Photography

bride and groom under arch
photographer: Lucy Cuneo Photography

PartySlate Insight: Lucy captures every moment of her clients’ special events with grace and professionalism. She exceeds expectations with her artful skills and individually breathtaking shots.

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Olivia Rae James

family holding hands
photographer: Olivia Rae James

PartySlate Insight: We admire Olivia’s ability to radiate love through her photos. She never ceases to find the most flattering angles — in the absolute dreamiest way.

Describe your style and/or approach to event photography.

I am a photographer delighted by capturing the magic of real moments. I’ve been recognized by Harper’s BAZAAR and Condé Nast Brides as one of the top wedding photographers in the world, and I am known for my warm and timeless photos.

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Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay

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photographer: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay

PartySlate Insight: We love how Sean and Elizabeth capture truly candid moments that reflect their couples’ personalities. Clients feel at ease knowing this duo will go above and beyond to make sure every moment —intimate or grand — is beautifully captured.

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