Downtown Charleston + Sullivan’s Island Senior Portraits Cicily | Charleston, SC

Cicily’s senior portait session was the LAST shoot I did in Charleston before moving to Savannah! I squeezed it in during my last week and am SO glad that I did! The forecast on the day of her shoot kept changing…but we made the decision to shoot despite the storms in the forecast. We shot along Rainbow Row as the clouds started to roll in…then made a mad dash for the beach! We were literally just ahead of the storms when we captured some beautiful, wind-blown images on Sullivan’s Island…and the sky opened up JUST as we finished! The timing was perfect…and even more fitting that Cicily wants to be a meteorologist! She totally embraced the wind and rain to capture some STUNNING, natural images that totally reflect her personality…and I have so many favorites!

Cicily, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your senior portraits! It was such a joy to spend the evening with you, and I’m so excited for all that is in store for your future! You are a gem and made my job SO easy – enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites! First up, what do you do when your prom gets cancelled? You wear the dress for some STUNNING senior portraits!


The pink on pink was a DREAM!


Another favorite! I love that we worked so many natural, candid poses into this shoot!

LOVED this top so, so much!

Mermaid vibes!! LOVE!

Ending with another favorite RIGHT as the rain started to come down!! So good!

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