Who we are?

When you look back on your favorite memories, the one thing that stands out the most in your mind is the happiness you felt in that moment. When youre young, the memories are stark and shining with technicolor quality. As you grow older, though, the memories start to fade around the edges, leaving you grasping, trying to feel that pleasure one more time. This is the goal of our studio: that you never have mourn the loss of your favorite moments again, but that you have a tangible connection to those memories to cherish forever. Charleston’s top photographers welcome you. We specialize in wedding, boudoir, family, pet, senior, maternity, and newborn photography.

We are great at

Helping you to feel comfortable 100%
Making you smile 91%
Getting the kids to sit still 75%
Turning chaos into art 95%
Making your friends jealous 100%
Helping bring pinterest ideas to life 89%

Our philosophy

The days of saying cheese are long gone. At our studio, we believe that the best smiles are the real ones, and we pride ourselves on having a fun and relaxing studio environment. We would much rather make you smile than to ask you to smile. To document every detail of your favorite memories we carefully compose our images using color, texture, lines, and creative lighting. Our sessions are all about you and celebrating what makes you unique! Our photos are infused with portraiture, emotion, and art.

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Location / Studio Shoots

Even if it rains, our photographers are equip to take pictures inside, but since we have a magic ability to control the weather, feel free to pick any venue or location and we’ll make it look like a dream.

Award Winning Photography

We feel so honored to get to call ourselves an award-winning studio! We have won several more awards in the past year alone, and we are still very excited about each one. Stop by our gallery to see some of our winning images on our wall! Maybe your session will bring our next award-winning image? 😉

Professional Coaching

We know that it’s not easy to be in front of the camera, so we will coach you the whole way thorough. We’ll make jokes behind the camera and help you relax…it also makes sessions tons of fun!

Customized Packages

We love the challenge of giving you exactly what you need. Most of our “packages” are a la carte just for this reason! Email us for more pricing info.

Travel to Any Location

Valerie has a passion for travel. In the past few years, she has photographed WEDDINGS in Berlin Germany, Cape Town South Africa, Jamaica, Hawaii (as well as all over the USA.)

Flexible Hours

We want to accommodate the timing of that perfect sunset as well as your crazy work schedule! We understand. Our weekends book up the fastest though, so get in while you can!



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Valerie Schooling

Owner / Charleston Photographer

Valerie is a passionate, creative people person who wholeheartedly embraces her ADHD. She loves finding beauty in the details. It thrills her that she is able to create beauty through the lens of her camera from a scene most people would pass right by and never notice.

Valerie has been full-time in the photography industry since 2006 and is loving every minute!

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Erica Bozman

Studio Manager

If you call our studio, chances are you’ll be talking to Erica! She’s sweet and helpful, has the biggest heart and we just love having her on our staff! Erica has been married for 6 years and is the mommy of two amazing kids!


Kayla Pettis


Kayla is seriously amazing at anything she does. She is focused, creative and fun. (More bio details coming soon!)

Ashley Warren


Ashley is a sweet and spunky mom to one adorable little boy, proud marine wife and former ER nurse. Her love for others and zest for life is truly contagious! (Ashley actually hired Valerie as her wedding photographer back in 2010!)

Michele McGauvran

Editor Extraordinaire

This lady is certainly one of a kind! She’s incredibly fun, likable and kind. She’s been married for 16 years, is retired from a proud career in law enforcement and definitely the biggest 49ers fan you’ll probably ever meet! She’s a proud grandmother of 4 (with a 5th on the way!)





Address: 217 Mossy Oak Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone Number: 1-843-882-7009

E-mail: info@valerieandco.com

We are open: Tues-Fri 10am to 6pm and Sat/Sun/Mon by appointment

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