April and Steven are the sweetest couple and we are so glad that we happen to meet them last year! We first met when we needed last minute models to stand-in while we secretly shot our couple John & Samantha as John got on one knee and proposed to Samantha. Steven & April were perfect models and happy to help us out with their surprise proposal!
Fast forward one year to today and now April and Steven are our official couple in front of the lens having their newlywed portraits done. :-) Read on to learn more about April, Steven, and their cute pup Gracie too.
It's been such a pleasure photographing Holly & Jason's love and their lives together. From the couple's romantic Magnolia Plantation & Gardens engagement session, to their beautiful Woodlands Mansion wedding; perfect Pet Portraits with their pups, and now their Charleston Newborn Session with sweet baby Emma! We're honored and thrilled to be a small part of their story and to document their family as they change & grow. Read more about this sweet family and see a few photos from all our sessions through the years including darling daughter Emma's Newborn Session!
It was such a treat doing a pet portrait session with 7-year-old Bedlington Terrier, Sadie Mea! She's a cute, white, fluffy, little lamb of a dog. ;-) And one of the best parts of her shoot was going down to the Melinda Armstrong-Wrenn's adorable I'On neighborhood shop, Sweet Olive, where everything has been perfectly decorated for the holidays. This provided us the perfect back drop for Sadie's Christmas themed photos! Keep reading to learn mare about sweet Sadie Mae and to check out the gallery of a few of her session photos!
We here at Valerie & Co. Photographers just adore photo sessions with our Brides, Families, Professionals, and covering special events like weddings, birthdays, and proposals. It’s heartwarming and so fulfilling to capture and give each person priceless memories and perfect portraits. But we also love when a doting pet parent wants to have portraits done of their fur babies too! These fuzzy, scaly, bald, or feathered friends are more than pets, they’re family and deserve a special picture placed up on the mantle along with the rest of the family. :-) It was such a pleasure to meet and photographer Melissa’s cute kitty cats for their pet portraits and we’re excited to share a bit about them and a few of the fun photos with you!
One of the many reasons we love Christmas time is you get to open up the mailbox and see all sorts of holiday cards that are filled with seasons greetings, love, and well wishes. :-) We just love love love to see Charleston Christmas Photo Cards! Also, honestly, it sure is nice to receive a little something in the mail that’s not another bill due! Since photo cards are the most popular type of Christmas cards, our studio will reveal 3 ways to have the BEST photos in Charleston for your holiday card!
Merchant Mariners, Sondra & Scott, are expectant parents to a baby boy, due any moment now! Before the due date, Sondra & Scott scheduled a marina Maternity Session for sunrise with our studio, Valerie & Co. Photographers, which gave us some truly stunning images. :-) We're excited to be sharing a few of their beautiful Sunrise On The Marina Maternity photos here along with more about this sea loving couple and their time preparing for their baby boy's arrival.
Pregnancy is such a unique season in life, and even though some days may not feel this way, it can all go by very quickly. It's wonderful to look back at that time of anticipation, hope, and excitement, and fondly reminisce with maternity portraits because, before you know it, life changes and your sweet little bundle of joy has arrived! Once baby is here, you’ll then need newborn portraits. :-) Babies are precious, no matter how old, however, newborn photos are such treasures to have taken before that tiny-brand-new-baby stage is gone forever. Maternity & newborn sessions with Valerie & Co. Photographers go together like ice cream and cake! They’re both so sweet and your maternity session and newborn session will be the best way to celebrate and save those sweet memories of your growing family. This spring, the Griner family chose to bundle their Charleston maternity photography session and Charleston newborn photography session for a super sweet combo!
Portuguese Water Dog, Pete, was named by his family after the dog ‘Petey’ from the show Little Rascals. Just like Petey in the Little Rascals is a pal to lots of kids, the Hallam family's pet Pete is also a pal to a great number of children! Pete is a part of the Pet Therapy Program with MUSC's children’s hospital. Mrs. Hallam is Pete’s handler for the pet therapy and she also works as a vet tech at an animal medical center. They both very much enjoy the work they do. Our studio's job as a Charleston Family Photographer, is to capture pictures of the whole family, which includes furry family members too. :-) We just loved the Charleston pet portraits we took of Pete and we loved learning all about what he does and how meaningful it is for so many!
The rich spirit of adventure that children possess, is a wonderful and precious quality! Though kids seem to grow in the blink of an eye, as they age and develop, it’s amazing to witness how their experiences and explorations help shape their curious little minds into who they’ll become. Pictures that document each fun age, and the different formative stages, are a special treasure. Having your Charleston family portraits taken throughout the years will provide you with beautiful high-finished family photographs to cherish. Valerie & Co. Photographers had a fun session with adventurous young siblings, Leland and Edith, and both have big and fantastic dreams for the future!