Valerie & ED
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It’s a joy and a blessing witnessing friends grow, marry, and start families. We’re so happy for our friends Dawn and Paul and how they’ve really flourished. From Wedding to the arrival of their handsome little newborn boy, Elliott! Precious Elliott’s newborn session is super cute and we just LOVED receiving his birth announcement card in the mail! Proud mom & dad answered a few questions for us, so read on to learn more about Dawn, Paul, & Elliott; to have a peek at a few of their portraits through the years; and OF COURSE to see sweet little Elliott’s adorable Newborn Session Photos 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! 

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!

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The Valerie & Co. Photographers team often has the privilege of getting to cuddle up with an incredible brand new bundle of joy here at the studio. We just love to love on them, and genuinely believe that all tiny humans really are awesome! Adorable Eleanor and her parents recently came in for our Charleston newborn photography. Every picture captured is precious and it was really nice spending time getting to know mom, dad, and baby. :-) Our Charleston Newborn Session with cutie Eleanor was also a great reminder of how amazing babies truly are!

Emily and Eric have been photographed by Valerie many times, not the least of which was for their beautiful wedding! In August, Valerie and Co. Photographers again photographed Emily and Eric with the addition of one more… their Newborn daughter Mary Catherine! We were so excited and honored to meet their brand new baby girl and be their Charleston Family Photographer. Mary Catherine was sweet as she could be and is one of those babies who makes having a newborn seem not so stressful. She just has a peaceful disposition about her. It is fun being a part of a newborn session and seeing parents proudly bring their baby out (often for the first time other than a doctor’s appointment) to show off the new little one to the world. Our studio isn’t exactly the “world” but it is a stepping-stone to the world ? At the time of this newborn session, nine-days-old Mary Catherine had already been featured on at least 3 Internet sites! Now she can add a Valerie and Co. feature to her list. The little pumpkin showed us a little bit of her personality when Valerie swaddled her in a soft lace shawl, Mary Catherine began inching those little finger out the top one by one until her arms were free. Her parents said, “that’s what she does!” These two know their girl well, and being parents seems to come naturally for them. We wanted to see Mary Catherine’s beautiful blue eyes for a few shots and even though she was just brand new, mom and dad already knew what makes the little miss open her eye, if only for a second. You must be quick with the camera at these newborn shoots! We were able to get a variety of photos and poses with Mary Catherine and are happy to share a few of our favorite of this sweet pea. Our studio really loved capturing all the sweetness of Mary Catherine and all the love of the newly minted family of three!

This Charleston Family Photographer loves the friendships that flourish with everyone the camera gets the opportunity to photograph. It’s more than taking pictures, we love knowing your stories and capturing your precious moments. It seems close relationships naturally flow from and develop with the people we meet and we are blessed by it! It’s got us wanting to answer the question, Where are they now? One of the families that we asked just that are Wimberlys (You may recognize them from this and this LOL). We’ve seen them grow so much from Landon and Kelli’s wedding, to their daughter Anna Landi’s first birthday!

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