Award-Winning Wedding Photography
THE IMPORTANCE OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
If there’s ever one day in your life that comes close to being perfect, it’s probably your wedding day. As your wedding photographers, we are truly in a unique position. We get to forever memorialize the most powerful moments of your wedding, and we view this access as an incredible privilege. We will be by your side when you put on your dress, experience your first look during your very last moments as fiancés and as you recess back down the aisle, hand in hand as you experience your first moments as husband and wife. With us (Valerie & Ed) as your photographers, you never have to strain to remember the little details that made the day special. (You’ll likely even notice things in your images that you didn’t during your wedding day.) While we are unobtrusive and documentary in our photojournalistic approach, we have learned when to step in to make sure you're at your best. We capture your story in crisp, colorful clarity.
YOUR WEDDING EXPERIENCE IS OUR PRIORITY.
Your wedding day is, for us, between six and twelve hours of on the go, creative, nonstop photography – and we wouldn’t have it any other way! In addition to being incredibly detail oriented, we are also multi-taskers - making your day even more worry free. We are bow-tiers, timeline gurus, make-up fixer-uppers, furniture-movers, you name it. Our clients are more than just clients…they become our friends. Our Charleston Weddings are like family. We cherish putting you as our priority. (We even find ways to spoil our clients, but sssshh that’s a secret!)
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Where words fail, photos speak
I love that my family, friends and clients can recognize one of my photos by my style alone. I get messages saying, I knew this was a Valerie photo before I even saw the photo credit below it!" I love bringing together the editorial, photojournalistic feel of those images that capture the emotion and movement of the day with the commercial feel of photographs that would suit the cover of a magazine. Ed and I both have a background in news photojournalism, and we both feel that the most rewarding photos we can capture on a wedding day are emotional, deeply genuine moments in time that you will treasure most for the rest of your lives.
YOU PUT A LOT OF HEART INTO EVERY DETAIL YOU SELECTED!
Your wedding day began the moment you started planning. You carefully chose the theme, the colors, the flowers, the feel of the day that best reflected your personality and your dream for your wedding day. Our goal is to capture these details in ways that you can always remember and be proud of these little choices you selected and special wedding style you created.
Have passport, will travel!
We are so honored to continue to have opportunities to photograph weddings all over the USA and the world! Ask us about our travel packages. Trust us, your inquiry will make our day. We're always excited to plan the next adventure!
Outer Banks, NC
Cape Town, South Africa
Outer Banks, NC
Cape Town, South Africa
OUR PUBLISHED WORK
Many of our weddings have been published in online blogs and magazines!
Check out a few of our recent published weddings:
Purple and Gray Southern Wedding
"This beautiful Purple and Grey Southern Wedding is the epitome of southern charm and elegance with photos to match from Valerie & Co. Photographers. The stylish couple Adam and Elizabeth are not just sharp but also cool and fun-loving. Lively Elizabeth was out one evening with girlfriends and Adam was persuaded by the promise of free drinks with his brother and their friends to go out too the night Elizabeth and Adam met. "
Sci-Fi-Loving Couple Planned Their Wedding to Happen During Solar Eclipse
"Chris and Kelly's fate was written in the stars from the beginning. The two first met at a professional social event back in 2013 and immediately bonded over their shared interest in the wonders of the universe and sci-fi. Their relationship flourished while watching sunsets on the beach and searching for shooting stars."
Chelsea & Cameron in Beautiful Lace
"Today’s romanic southern plantation wedding happened at Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, North Carolina by photography company Valerie & Co. Photographers. We loved the lace and drapery theme throughout the celebration!"
Real Wedding: Milford, Pennsylvania – Stephanie & Jason
"Jason and Stephanie's best marriage advice: don’t stress the small stuff."
Rainy Day Wedding at The Carolina Yacht Club
"Rob proposed to Sally at Charleston's Hampton Park on March 30th, 2015 and the couple decided to continued the Holy City tradition with a grand downtown wedding on a late Spring day. Sally wore her mother's gown for their traditional ceremony at Second Presbyterian Church that she paired with a trailing bouquet..."
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Rustic Chic Farm Wedding by Valerie & Co. Photographers
"Every detail of Rachel and Blake’s Rustic Chic Farm wedding makes you feel as though you’ve stepped into a countryside daydream. The big day showcased Blake and Rachel’s love for the rustic, the simpler things, the outdoors, and each other."
Cape Town, South Africa Vineyard Wedding
"Carmen and Manfred's wedding is like something straight out of a travel magazine. They even hired their favorite photographer to fly to South Africa to document their special day..." (read on)
How to Flaunt A Chapel Veil at a Lavender & Lace Wedding
"As the old saying goes, “when you know, you know”. Kim just knew from the moment she met James they would be together. As a couple, these two are fun and funny, full of life and dreaming big! James and Kim’s Big Day was a beautiful dream come true."
A SCENIC DESTINATION WEDDING IN ST. LUCIA
"With a breath-taking view overlooking Soufrière Bay and the mountainous Pitons, this picturesque St. Lucia wedding from Valerie & Co. Photographers, is easy to get lost in."
Holly and Jason's Gorgeous Woodlands Mansion Wedding
"These high school sweethearts put their love to the test with the distance of college and military service. One Monday night in October 2014 things changed. Jason asked Holly for out for a date. He walked up to a passerby and asked them to take a photo. "I want to have a picture of when I asked her to marry me."
A ROMANTIC & SENTIMENTAL FURMAN UNIVERSITY WEDDING BY VALERIE & CO. PHOTOGRAPHERS
"They opted for a wedding around Christmas time and what I absolutely adore is that it doesn’t scream ‘Christmas’ wedding!"
CARRIE + GARRETT || SIMPLE GEORGIAN WEDDING
"The royal blue, gold, and white wedding colors looked beautiful with the greens of the foliage on the grounds. One of our absolutely favorite details from Carrie + Garrett’s wedding is the artist sketching and painting throughout the entire day – what a beautiful and unconventional way to capture the day. We are thrilled to share these images from Valerie & Co. Photographers!"
To view more of our published work, visit our PRESS page.