Valerie & ED
Charleston's BEST PHOTO TEAM


What we do here at Valerie & Co. Photographers leads us to fascinating places, where we meet fun new people, and photograph engaging moments and events. Take for example, hanging out with a great group of school kids on beautiful Shem Creek for their kayaking class with Coastal Expeditions! It was definitely a fascinating, fun, and an engaging shoot and these students are always involved in some sort of compelling and exciting lesson. With the Shem Creek adventure, interactions with the students, and pleasant conversations with Head of School, Jason Kreunter, we discovered that this exceptional school is one that grants each child with a fascinating, fun, and

The Valerie & Co. Photographers studio is ethusiastic and borderline crazy for Charleston pet portraits! It's so great to provide perfect images that capture the personality of the animals we've met. Bulldog, Bowie, has a plenty of personality and he is a beloved member of the Gill family! The town of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, is where they all live a nice life together in the charming neighborhood of I'On. It’s a lovely place to be, but for the Gill family, the best part of their home is probably the fact that they’re only 6 short miles from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Bowie and his family happily spend a lot of their time at the school located in the historic city of

Everybody loves a really good surprise! When the secret is out and you are the one being surprised, there’s nothing like the rush of emotions then the feelings of excitement after realizing what’s happened. On the other side of that is the thrill of being in on the secret and being a part of the surprise. Your adrenaline gets pumping and you’re on a high knowing you’ve pulled it off and helped make someone so happy. The genuine shock and pure joy on that person’s face is priceless!

 Probably the biggest best surprise anyone could accomplish, is asking your love to marry you! Our studio, Valerie & Co. Photographers, recently shot Chad and Jennifer’s proposal and Jennifer just did not see it coming!

Springtime in Charleston is a picture perfect time of year. The weather starts to warm up and the outdoors are absolutely wonderful. The beautiful azaleas, a Charleston flower favorite, are in full bloom along with a lush array of botanical beauty. The fantastic sight of the budding, new, and refreshed, spring landscape, makes for a photographer’s dream. :-) So to all the guys out there trying to plan a marriage proposal to your true love, take advantage of the loveliness of the season, and include proposal photography that catches all the joy of the big moment set in the nicest scenery!

Reeder and Meg’s proposal at Middleton Place is one of our FAVORITE springtime surprise engagements. This spot, a National Historic Landmark, is home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens and is open for admission to visitors.

We all know making a good first impression is really important, especially in the professional world. But making a first impression should be more than good! To quote Sonya Parker, “ Almost everyone will make a good first impression, but only a few will make a good lasting impression.” So how do you conquer the challenge of being one of the few to make a good lasting impression? That’s where headshot photos come. The #1 reason a good headshot is so important is that it will make a good lasting impression!

Not having a really good image that best represents you may give of a lack of professionalism, or may make you overall, forgettable. Don’t let those things hold you back from favorably standing out, and staying with those you’re

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 :-)

We really loved blogging about Carrie and Garrett’s wonderful Athens wedding (check it out again here!), still, before the “I do” is “Will you marry me?” We had the pleasure of photographing this couples will-you-marry-me moment and love getting to blog about their spectacular pics! Not only are their images super romantic, but if you’ve been wondering where to propose in Charleston, you’ll now have an idea of one of Charleston’s perfect spots to pop the question.

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