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Weddings can be a mіnеfіеld. Getting married іѕ a оnсе іn a lіfеtіmе еvеnt thаt people wаnt to fondly remember fоr thе rеѕt оf thеіr lіvеѕ, but the stress can make it difficult to enjoy your day. So this experienced Charleston Wedding Photographer has put together a few tips in a two part blog series to help reduce stress and to help your big day go off without a hitch!

We here at Valerie & Co. have found that for many brides and grooms, their big day would not be complete without their furry family members! I mean, how cute is it to see dogs at weddings?!? Your wedding is the day where you commit to becoming a family and it’s so special and sweet to have the whole family present and a part of the ceremony, including pets. :-) Thinking of making Man's Best Friend your Best Man? Read on to see a few tips on including your pup pal in your wedding and to see a few favorite photos of good good dogs at their family’s wedding!

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!

What could make beach sunset surprise proposal photos captured by Valerie & Co. Photographers better? Have them taken on one of the most beautiful golf courses ever! Lucky for us that’s exactly how it happened. ;-) Matthew wanted to propose to Cassandra at a place picturesque and special and knew that Kiawah Island, Cassie’s favorite vacation spots from her childhood, was the place to pop the big question. Read on to find out more about this picture perfect proposal and see the proposal image gallery!

There is a Frank Sinatra rendition of the song, “Christmas Waltz,” that has this perfect line describing Christmas as, “That time of year, when the world falls in love.” To us, those lyrics best portray the magical feeling you can sense all around in this special season. If you combine that extraordinary magic of the holidays, the beauty of the lowcountry, along with all the love you have for the most important person in your life, the result could turn out to be the #1 way to do a Christmas time wedding proposal in Charleston!

There can be a lot that goes into planning out a marriage proposal and when Charlie was ready to pop the big question, he wanted his surprise proposal to Lauren to be perfect. :-) All of Charlie's research and preparation paid off; Lauren was so surprised and over come with tears of joy! Read on to find out more about their romantic proposal at the Pitt Street Bridge, their love story, and see the gallery of their surprise proposal photos!

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