An Intimate Elopement in Charleston SC | Charleston Elopement Photographer

February 7, 2023

Chloe and Tylers Charleston destination wedding photos taken by Indiana based photographer Kim Kaye Photography

Ever dreamed of an elopement in Charleston, SC? Romantic beaches, historic architecture, and unparalleled hospitality make Charleston the perfect destination for couples looking for a beautiful and unique wedding location! Your elopement in Charleston can be as luxurious as a yacht cruise or as intimate as an outdoor beach ceremony. And that’s exactly what Chloe and Tyler did. They hired me as their Charleston elopement photographer, and they had the most beautiful and intimate elopement in Folly Beach, SC! Then had their reception and explored the historic town of Charleston. It was truly a blast!

Why Plan Your Elopement in Charleston, SC | Charleston Elopement Photographer

Charleston is one of the oldest cities in SC. Therefore, it has had a lot of time to perfect its southern hospitality! It is no wonder why Charleston SC is such a popular spot for elopements. Stroll along the cobblestone streets or even take a romantic ride in a horse-drawn carriage past the historic pastel houses of the city’s elegant French Quarter, and you’ve got a pretty picture-perfect snapshot of Charleston! That’s exactly what Chloe and Tyler did after their ceremony, too! We got some beautiful bride and groom portraits along Charleston’s historic streets.

Whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor experience, Charleston offers a wide range of unique venues to fit any style. Indoor options include grand estates, chic restaurants, and private clubs. Outdoor venues can be located in breathtaking gardens, gracious parks, cozy inns, or even on the beach outside of your Airbnb! Tyler and Chloe did a mix of both! They had an intimate beach ceremony and then had their reception at Poogan’s Courtyard and then strolled the streets of Charleston. Of course, if you’re looking for something truly unique, why not charter a yacht or sailboat and take your vows out on the water? As a Charleston elopement photographer, I have no doubt that no matter what type of venue you choose, you’ll find something perfect to make your special day unforgettable in Charleston, SC!

Sweet Words From Chloe + Tyler:

“Kim is the absolute best and I will recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. We had a destination wedding in Charleston, SC and Kim was so amazing at planning everything and checking in during the planning process many times. She scheduled the day way beforehand which helped the day go so smoothly. She truly thought of everything!! Kim followed us around in South Carolina and had the best ideas. All my husband and I had to do was be in love and Kim took care of the rest. I love looking back at our wedding and engagement photos because they are a perfect snapshot of the love we share and our amazing day. We had a huge sneak peak and loved every single picture. I loved working with Kim and would choose her over and over again!!”

Start Planning Your Own Elopement or Destination Wedding And Let Me Third Wheel it!

Inspired to start planning your own destination wedding or elopement in Charleston SC or beyond?! Hire me as your Charleston elopement photographer or destination wedding photographer and let’s do it together! I would love to hop on a plane and adventure over to Charleston again for another beautiful elopement. Whether it’s on the beach, on a yacht, or even in one of Charlestons’ unique indoor spaces, I’m so down! It’s actually one of my bucket list locations 😉 You can learn more about me here. Like what you see and ready to bring your wedding photo visions to life? Inquire with me here! I can’t wait to hear from you and take an unforgettable adventure with you next!

Kim Kaye Photography | Charleston Elopement Photographer

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Wedding Vendors:

Cake: Sugar Bakeshop in Charleston, SC | Photographer: Kim Kaye Photography | Reception & Catering: Poogan’s Courtyard | Dress: Magnolia Bride | Ceremony Venue: 911 West Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC, 29439 | Bridesmaids Dress’: Birgy Grey and Dear Cleo | Invites/Stationary/Calligrapher: Unmeasured Event


ABOUT Kim kaye

Your destination wedding & intimate wedding photographer.

As you already know by now, my names Kim and no "Kim Kaye" is not a play on words for THE Kim K haha. Kim Kaye is legally my name 😉
I'm always down for popping a bottle of bubbly, traveling, making memories, laughing and never missing a sunset. I am SO excited you found me! You're probably wondering if I'm the wedding photographer for you, right? Well, I love to hear it because that promises me that you want a true connection with your photographer and I the same with my clients! 



Planning your day is a lot, let's be honest. Your wedding timeline is the key to having things flow freely throughout your day.
*hiring a planner is a huuuge benefit too* 
To help, I've created a timeline guide for you to use as a reference to get an idea on what you day will look like.