Valerie & ED
LIVING THE DREAM
Charleston's BEST PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM

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Hi! We're Valerie & Ed: We're a team.

It all started with work. (It's true!) We became friends over a period of several months shooting weddings together. One rainy wedding, something just clicked and we both realized that we wanted to be a team in life as a whole, not just photography. (Apparently rain really IS good luck!) Now here we are: us and our cameras, living the life of our dreams. (Thank you for being a part of our story. Now let us tell yours!)
 
We've been reviewed as Charleston's Top Wedding Photographers, and we couldn't be more honored. Charleston is absolutely the most beautiful city to work in. The colors, textures and beautiful history of Charleston, South Carolina blend perfectly with our artistic photography styles. We are a full-service studio providing family portraits, headshots as well as full-day wedding coverage! We also photograph proposals, bridals, and engagements. (We want each of our clients to feel spoiled, and you're next!) We love meeting unique people. Your stories bring joy to our hearts. We are always laughing, so get ready to have fun.

OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS

ED & VALERIE: A COUPLE IN LOVE, WHO LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING LOVE

ERICA: OUR BEST FRIEND & OFFICE MANAGER EXTRAORDINAIRE

Our philosophy

It's all about noticing the little things. Those tiny in between moments that make each of our lives such a special, unique journey. The first time he said "I love you". The way a baby's laugh is the happiest, most contagious noise. When we love so deeply that there are no words that can truly describe how we feel. 

Telling your story with our cameras isn't just about lenses and saying "cheese"...it's about capturing the essence of who you are in the purest form. Photos you can look back on and feel those moments all over again. Our most sincere desire as photographers is to capture your relationships, weddings, families, children and headshots in the most real, genuine way and have fun in the process! 

Valerie Schooling

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!

Ed Brantley

Ed Brantley

Photographer

Ed loves everything about photography. He not only works here at Valerie and Co but also teaches photography full time at a local high school. It would make his day to hear anyone ask him to shoot film as well as digital.

Erica Bozman

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 10 years and is the mommy of two amazing kids!

What Our Clients Say

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You absolutely will not find a better photographer than Valerie!
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Valerie and her team are amazing. People won't stop complimenting my pictures. Read More
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