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Kelsey Halm Photography

We may be in the South, but Charleston still has some pretty distinct seasons and it’s helpful when planning a wedding or engagement session here to understand them more thoroughly.

Planning for the Seasons in Charleston

Couple sitting on a step with pink and white flowers and a white gate

Charleston is the perfect romantic backdrop for your engagement photos, but how do you choose the best place?

Best Places in Charleston for Engagement Photos

Engaged couple hugging on the cobblestone street in Charleston at sunrise

Engagement sessions result in beautiful photos, but more importantly they’re a great opportunity to practice together in front of the camera BEFORE your wedding day. E-sessions are also a chance to build a more comfortable relationship with your photographer, which is why I always love when couples choose to add an engagement session to their […]

How to Personalize Your Engagement Session

Engaged couple crossing Broad Street in Charleston in black and white

Now that we’re (sort of) past the pandemic we can go back to our big parties and gatherings, but that doesn’t mean we MUST. Micro weddings became popular during COVID…

Six Reasons You Should Have a Micro Wedding

Bride and groom walking through the Biltmore Estate forest holding hands and laughing bride wearing a lace jumpsuit

This January I made a last minute trip to The Biltmore Estate in Asheville for a wintertime engagement session with J + A. The Biltmore is gorgeous year-round, but there was something special about exploring the grounds in the early morning in the winter. We had the property mostly to ourselves so, and aside from […]

Wintertime Biltmore Estate Engagement

Winter Biltmore Engagement Session

Intimate weddings have always held special place in my heart, and this beautiful day at Hotel Bennett in Charleston is still one of my favorites. On a sunny Saturday at the end of September, Courtney and Sean said “I do”. Their dogs joined them for a few portraits at the beginning of the day, not […]

Courtney + Sean | Hotel Bennett Elopement

Have you ever considered having a professional boudoir session? Maybe a friend or acquaintance (or even some random person you’re following on social media) shared photos from a session they did, but you’re a little apprehensive about getting in front of a camera wearing close to nothing. Boudoir can seem intimidating, but in reality (and […]

Why Do I Want A Boudoir Session?

Listen, before anyone gets angry at me let me clarify – I’m married and have no intentions of being otherwise. I love my husband and wouldn’t trade him for anyone (well, unless Jason Momoa decides he’s in love with me and Jennifer Aniston decides she’s in love with Dave…I clearly have a “type”…not so sure […]

Marriage is a Lie

Bride and groom in black and white

Today is the perfect day to reminisce Francesca + Quentin’s beautiful summer elopement at Saint Mary’s Church in historic downtown Charleston. Francesca & Quentin’s big wedding was sadly postponed due to covid. They decided not to wait another year to get married so they made a last-minute trip down to Charleston to elope. Our typical […]

Francesca + Quentin | Saint Mary’s Church Elopement

Downtown Charleston Elopement

Weddings have looked a little different in 2020, and wedding planning has been an entirely different story. Walking through these times alongside our couples has been a roller coaster – equal parts heartbreak and happiness – but Courtney & Conner’s Charleston wedding was only joy. (They do, however, deserve an award for staying sane through […]

Courtney + Conner | Classically Elegant Downtown Charleston Wedding

Charleston Battery bride and groom