Charleston Christmas Card Photos: Bryson Family
I love the tradition of Christmas cards! My mom has always displayed every Christmas card we receive as a sort of garland on our staircase during the holidays, which I love, and there’s something so heartwarming about using Christmas cards as decorations.
Whether you do or don’t display your Christmas cards, the tradition of reaching out to those you love during the holidays is something everyone is on board with. Now that I’m in my 30s, it’s so fun to check my mailbox and see photos of my friends on the front steps of their first home, with their new puppy, or kiddos! (How am I old enough that my friends have not just one but multiple children?! That are old enough to wear matching Christmas outfits and everything!)
When Morgan reached out to me to do their Charleston Christmas card photos this year, I knew it was going to be fun. She had a clear idea of what they wanted to do for their mini-session, but it was up to me to find a location. After perusing the inspiration images she sent over, I decided on Hampton Park, which is one of downtown Charleston’s best parks to shoot.
If you’ve never been to Hampton Park, it’s on the northern end of the Charleston peninsula and is always beautifully landscaped. In addition to the duck pond and fountain, you’ll find a number of tree-lined paths and flowers, no matter the season.
Aaaand if you’re doing a Christmas card photo session with kids, especially kids in the 2-5 age range, who often need a break from the photography, you should scroll down to check out the photos of the sprawling ancient oak trees: they’re just begging to be climbed!
After wandering the park, lounging on some warm blankets, and carefully climbing some tree branches, I settled the family of 3 (but soon to be 4!) on their blankets with some coffee mugs for a few “cheers” photos - they’re definitely my favorites from the day!