The most commonly given advice to future brides is that you should relax and enjoy your day. :-) That’s the exact advice newlyweds Shirlei & Jamie wanted to give to others with the bride saying, “You should enjoy every second because it really does fly by so fast, you barely remember the day. It’s cliche, but so true!”
But what a wonderful whirlwind of a day they had. It was so beautiful & fun, from the personal touches & the charming details, to all the special moments. :-) The entire event was absolutely wonderful and you can read on to learn more about Shirlei & Jamie, how they relaxed and enjoyed their Big Day, and see a few of our favorite photos from their Charleston Wedding!
Adam & Shelby seriously melt our hearts! They just make the best couple and soon enough they'll be husband and wife cause Adam just proposed to Shelby and she said yes! Their love story, proposal, and pictures are so sweet so keep reading to learn more!
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!
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 beautiful spring in Charleston and we've got more pretty pictures from the season to show for it! Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is gorgeous all year round but we just love seeing the azaleas at springtime. Amanda and Will got engaged in the garden right on the water and there are SO MANY flowers in bloom that it gave their proposal images a secret garden enchanted charm! We asked Amanda a few questions about their propsal so keep reading for the answers to our questions and to see a few of their charming photos.
Anthony was ready to get down on one knee and he watned to have a few extra-special sweet surprises for Lindsey when he did. :-) There were a lot of moving parts but it all came together nicely! We here at Valerie & Co. Photographers were honored to capture the surprises and to be a part of the surprises too! Read on to learn how Anthony, our studio, the couple's puppy, & parents help to pull off this perfect proposal!
We're so excited to share Katie & Derek's surprise Charleston proposal photos! They are such a wonderful couple and they've got a cute story too. :-) Read on to learn what Derek said about the proposal and to see these college sweethearts get engaged!