For cosmic couple Chris and Kelly, their fate and love was truly written in the stars. These two have a once-in-a-lifetime love and it's only fitting that they chose to say "I do" the day of a once-in-a-lifetime event, the August 21st, 2017 Great American Eclipse! Read on to learn their story and see photos from their Great American Eclipse Wedding. :-)
Here at Valerie & Co. Photographers, we don't just photograph weddings, or proposals. We don't just shoot events, or headshots. And we don't just do family, or newborn portraits. Our studio does all of that AND then some, and we love it! Because we are passionate about a wide range of types of photography, we often get to see the different life stages of the wonderful people we photograph. They become like family to us and as the years go by and we do more and more sessions with them, we get to enjoy seeing how each person grows and changes. We photographed beautiful Cayce for her high school senior portraits and we've adored her ever since. A few years have passed and now we've had the pleasure of photographing her and Jamie's Boone Hall Plantation engagement session, and Cayce's downtown Charleston Bridal Portraits! It was so special to photograph Cayce, engagement to wedding gown. :-) We're excited to be able to share a few images from our sessions with Cayce here on the blog! Read more about Cayce, her hubby, Jamie, and their love story below and enjoy going through the fantastic photos from our sessions!
When thinking about rain on a wedding day, two things come to mind: 1.)Alanis Morissette and 2.)The old adage that rain is a sign of good luck on that day. The latter of these two might make you think that this wedding superstition was made up to help a blue bride feel better about a down pour on her big day. However, according to The Pink Bride, there are several reasons why wedding day precipitation, in many different cultures, is considered good luck and we’ve even witnessed the good favor rain can bring with these downtown Charleston Wedding Photos!
Bride and Groom, Meghan and Nick, were married late summer in what was an absolutely gorgeous Charleston resort island wedding. The entire event was luxurious and elegant from start to finish. The day began at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Sanctuary Hotel where the couple, the bridal party, and guests stayed. The bridal party got ready for the wedding in the Resort's Ashley and Cooper Hospitality Suites. The men of the party suited up in the billiard room while enjoying a BLT lunch, some cold beers, and a few rounds of pool. In the other suite, the Bridesmaids had a delightful time getting perfectly styled and dressed, and having a few snacks before the big day ahead.
Bride and Groom, Rachel and Blake, are a sweet and easy going pair and we really love them! They like the beautiful and the simpler things in life which draws them to their shared love and enjoyment of nature. That love, and their love for each other, is what shaped their rustic & romantic wedding day! Though based as a Charleston wedding photographer, our studio adores capturing "I do's" in locations near and far. :-) Rachel and Blake's beautiful big day took place in a lovely little rural area a few miles outside of Charleston and was a county wedding done right! Every detail of their Monks Corner, SC event, makes you feel as though you've stepped into a countryside daydream.
The Valerie & Co. Photographers crew is really excited for the start of this year’s wedding season. You know it’s about that time when all of the flowers are blooming and really nice weather begins to roll in. Our studio is all set and ready to rock & roll through this new wedding season, but, even though Spring is the kickoff, it’s not the only time of year for weddings. Summer’s extreme heat can sort of bring a slow to the season in Charleston, the fall, however, is when weddings pick right back up. The weather is, once again, excellent and it’s a beautiful time to get married, just like our couple, Christina and Mike! Their Charleston wedding at historic Society Hall was a perfect fall nuptial celebration. This lovely venue was built in 1804 and, since 1841, has hosted a variety of meetings, from dance classes to weddings. The pair’s big day at this historic Charleston site was our last 2016 wedding and a really great event to end the year with! There were so many beautiful, fun, lively, and emotional moments. It was an honor and a pleasure to capture them all and these two were also very glad that we did. Bride, Christina, kindly thanked us and said, “Thank you for all you did. So many of my guests made comments about how hard you all worked to get the shots you got and many said whatever I paid you, you were well worth it and more.” Making these two so happy with images from their fantastic fall wedding was a delight! We appreciate their acknowledgment, and their joy is such a huge compliment to us. For a little more about Chris and Mike, their wonderful wedding, and their different vendors, the pair shared answers to a few of our questions!
We’ve entered the winter season and during this time of year, brides get the unique opportunity to incorporate fun seasonal touches into their winter wedding! In honor of this extra special time, we’ve listed four of our favorite things we love about winter weddings :-)