First Session On Our Land – Ridgeville, SC Family Photographer

I was pleasantly surprised when Brandie and Matt purchased a Black Friday special package last year!  I had the privilege photographing their maternity photos a couple years ago and now I would get to meet their little man.  We agreed to have the session on my family’s land in Bowman and the field was the “perfect” shade of brown for photos in January.

As the date of the session was approaching, Matt reached out to me with his idea of proposing in the middle of their family session.  I let him know that I was so “on board” with his idea!

On that exciting day, as soon as the scene was set, I nodded for him to go ahead.  As he was proposing, I felt so thrilled to be there and be a small part at that special moment in time. The joy that Brandie had on her face as she stood there holding her son, was heart warming to say the least.

Here are a few of my favorite images from their proposal/family session.





Hello! Thank you for visiting! I’m Melissa, a lifestyle family and maternity photographer servicing Charleston, SC and surrounding areas. To me a photo session is more than just smiling at the camera. I want to capture the personalities and playfulness of each member of your family. The way that your daughter grabs her daddy’s pinkie while walking. The way your son plays with your necklace when you hold him close. The way you and your husband giggle at each other when your child does that goofy toothless smile. Those are the timeless moments I want to capture! One day those memories will fade but the photos will carry on.