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Newly engaged, Justen and Rachel are a beautiful couple who now have absolutely beautiful surprise engagement photos they'll always cherish. While visiting Charleston, these two got engaged in front of the Waterfront Park Pineapple Fountain at sunset and, BOY, you just can't beat a carolina sunset! We're so glad we got to help Justen with the super sweet surprise and that we got to capture his and Rachel's special moment for them. It's so fun sharing their surprise engagement photos with everyone, especially those dreamy sunset shots, and we know you'll love them as much as we do! Read on to learn more about wonderful Justen and Rachel and to see the gallery of their perfect Pineapple Fountain proposal pictures. :-)

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! 

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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According to the renowned Travel + Leisure Magazine, the best place in THE WORLD to travel to, is Charleston, South Carolina! Every year, in the middle of the summer, the periodical publication releases it's list for the World's Best Cities. The magazine claims that "from ancient capitals to modern metropolises, these are the cities you'll want to add to your bucket list." For the first time ever, an american city claimed the #1 spot on the list, and that city is Charleston. :-) That being said, it's no wonder why Brandon chose to propose to his love, Amanda, while visiting the Holy City for vacation! This wonderful couple can now boldly claim that they got engaged in the BEST CITY IN THE WORLD! Read more below about these two and check out their beautiful Charleston surprise proposal photos. :-)

Baby Annabelle has just turned one-year-old and we're so glad her family scheduled a cake smash session with us in celebration of her! Graphic designer, Bonnie Jo, her husband, and their two children moved to Charleston from Virgina after he was hired on with Black Baud and Valerie & Co. Photographers has been photographing their family portraits since their move here. When it came time for Annabelle's first birthday, they just knew they'd like to have some really fun Charleston cake smash photography!

The idea of going back to the place where everything began is a romantic and charming notion. When Allie went to that old house Noah bought and restored just for her, (shoutout to The Notebook!) the two of them reunited and rekindled their love in the place where their romance started. Newly engaged Rod and Amy also have a romantic and charming love story with a wedding proposal that brought them back to the city where their love began all captured in perfect Charleston proposal pictures!

We live in an amazing day and age where nearly everyone we know carries a small computer in their pocket, that also, happens to make phone calls, lol. One of the many awesome things our cell phones can do, is let you contact another person, face to face! After Steve romantically got down on one knee and proposed to Jennifer, the 1st thing Jennifer did (besides say “yes”!) is contact her mom. :-) Thanks to modern technology, she was able to immediatley share the big news of her engagement with her mom through facetime. It was so incredibly sweet to see Jennifer, her mother, and Steve share in all the joy and excitement together, in person! It was also an honor for us to capture their sweet proposal and what was a very special moment. :-) They are such a wonderful couple and we really enjoyed getting to know a bit about them. We invite you to look through their beautiful springtime Magnolia Plantation proposal pictures and read on to learn more about these newly engaged lovebirds! And for even more springtime surprise proposal loveliness, check this out. ;-)Charleston Photography Valerie Co. Photographers 0000

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