Friday Favorites: Charleston Pictures

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” ~ Aaron Siskind

One or a Dozen

If you know me, you know I am that annoying person who doesn’t take just one picture, but a dozen. And let’s not even talk about if I ask you to take a picture of me. Yes I am a high maintenance subject and if I could take the darn thing myself I would. What can I say? I like options people, and some times it is the slightest centimeter that can make or break the perfect photo.


It should come as no surprise that I took a TON of pictures when I was in Charleston. Like almost ten thousand worth.

I blame it all on Charleston. It is so darn picture perfect! If it wasn’t so picturesque I would NOT have taken that many photos.

Did anyone believe that?

No? Good because I SO would have taken a ton of pictures anyway.

But because Charleston is so darn picturesque, I decided to pick my top favs for a Friday Favorites post.

Also it is so flipping cold and I flew North where they have two feet of snow…So I need some Southern Sunshine to make me smile!

Window Boxes


Not only do I love architecture, but the brightly painted shutters and window boxes made me smile. I easily took two hundred pictures of window boxes…Ooops.

Sunrise on Folly


This was not only my favorite day, but I also took the most pictures (How my phone did not break is a miracle!) I love how the driftwood added a haunting touch to the sunrise.


Confession, this was an accidental shot, I came across afterwards and I did not hate it.


Another confession: I easily took close to a thousand pictures of these waves. I loved how the sky reflected in the foamy water and sand.

Morris Light


This lighthouse is one of my favs. And while the pictures are not crisp thanks to my iPhone, I still love them.


I am not a photographer by any means, BUT I do love shooting through other objects, framing them. It adds a layer of mystique and dare I say it, but like we caught Santa delivering presents before the morning?

The Pier at Folly Beach


I always have a hard time deleting pictures like these, because while it may not seem it, but they are ALL different!


Another accidental shot with something that should not be there…Except I have no complaints because I LOVED the surprise of the bird.

Magnolia Plantation


Magnolia Plantation was one of my favorite places to take pictures. In fact if it hadn’t started raining, I would have kept shooting until my phone AND portable battery died. (I come prepared)


This is the point where I wish I was back in Charleston as I look outside at the snow.


If you hate bridges keep scrolling, (though how can you hate them? How!?) because I might have had an obsession which Magnolia happily fed.


This was completely accidental, my camera decided to blur the foreground, but I don’t hate it.


The algae made me feel like I had stepped into a movie that was the love-child of Jurassic Park and The Secret Garden.


What drew me to this bridge wasn’t the beauty, but the fact a flipping tree was growing right through the middle of it.


I LOVED this bridge. The location, while off the beaten path, made it perfect to photograph, and photograph I did.

Fort Moultrie


While this is part of Fort Moultrie, it reminded me of Kawarau Gorge where they filmed Lord of the Rings. (Google it and then book a flight there!)


I can’t take pictures and NOT post one of coffee. It would be sacrilegious! And aside from being the perfect photo subject, it was quite yummy!

If you want to see more Charleston pics you can follow me on Instagram where I will be posting them for the next year… or at least until I go on my next trip.

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22 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Charleston Pictures

  1. Such an idyllic Southern town! When I think of the South I always picture Charleston or Savannah. The architecture, colors, hospitality and overall feel is what I crave! I love these pictures (shocker) and love that you had such a great time on your trip! xo

    1. It really is! And girl you summed it up beautifully! It is why I love it so much! Hehe thank you beauty! It was the absolute best! I can not wait to go back! <3

  2. Thank god you took so many photos- they all were stunning!!! I need to follow you on Instagram ASAP! Mine is styledbymckenz 🙂 Have an awesome friday babe xoxoox

    1. Hehehe Thank you so much sweets! So hard to choose my favorites! Yes girl! I follow you! I am anhoryou! Awe thanks beauty! I hope you are having an amazing start to your week! <3

  3. I seriously SO wished we lived in the same town so we could help each other out with the blogging photo ops- I GET YOU, GIRL! The more pictures, the BETTER! And these are absolutely incredible. I neeeed to add Charleston to the list. I’ve never actually visited, but it seems like a dream! I cannot choose a favorite, but I think the bridges as a whole might be it. It really does remind me of the secret garden (such a classic!).

    1. Ahhh Mack comments to brighten my day! And girl yassss! Oh my lanta we would get into SO much trouble and yet have SO much fun! Yass girl! That would seriously be so much fun! If you come to New York or meet me in SD we should definitely do a blogging photo op. I got you girl as well!
      Thank you sweets! Yes you do! It is a must visit! You would love it! And the food! And the pictures! And heck we should just plan a trip there!
      I took so many pictures of those bridges lol. The plantations were incredible and so beautiful! It really was something out of the secret garden! <3

      1. Ok YESSS to all this! yes, yes, & yes!!!!!!! Blogging photo op is a must. We GET IT, there is no such thing as taking too much time for pics, or taking too many pics 😉 And HAVE to get the good angles. Lol. But seriously….. 😉 <3

        1. RIght?!? No there isn’t! Kind of funny, use to be embarrassing, but strangers would comment when I took pictures that a photo shoot was going on. I was like yup, it is LOL. <3

  4. I might have to say that my favorite photo is the coffee?! Just kidding (kind of… I love coffee photos), but I really loved the ones of Folly Beach. Charleston truly is picture perfect!

    1. Haha this just made me laugh out loud in where else but a coffee shop 😀 lol. Haha right? coffee photos are classic! NOT to mention they make great props when posing. :p Folly was incredible! It really is! One of my favorite cities! <3

    1. Thank you sweets! I am pretty happy with how they came out. Haha, honestly I am not sure, I took a lot of pictures in Georgia too!
      My absolute record was 50,000 and change in Europe :0 LOL. <3

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