The Valerie & Co. Photographers crew gets invited to do event photography for all sorts of occasions including restaurant reviews! I’On Life Magazine was hosted by new Mt Pleasant restaurant, The Grit Counter, to dine and I’On Life’s Area Director, Karen Clements, wrote a review of the fresh fare. Read on to learn more about The Grit Counter and see a few photos from the excellent event!
You can’t know for sure where love will strike but for about 10-15% of us, we meet our future spouse through the workplace. It’s how it happened for the photographers on the Valerie & Co. team (read Val & Ed’s meet-cute here, lol)! The same is true for our bride Rhonda, currently a HR Generalist, and her now hubby, Byron, who is a Furnace Technician. The two of them actually met at their previous place of employment and as Rhonda puts it, “He shared a snickers ice-cream bar with me as his way of saying ‘hi’ and the rest is history!”
The pair have now grown their family by one with sweet baby Landon Elijah and they plan on continuing to grow, love, & support one another. The couple told us they also have a list of short & long term goals that they’re working on like plans to travel and enjoy the married life and everything that comes with it! But before all their planning and baby Elijah, was their beautiful waterfront wedding in Mt Pleasant, SC. :-) Read on to see a few of their stunning wedding photos and to learn more about BJ & Rhonda!
Today we have a guest blog post about the value of Professional Family Portraits from our friends with The Peck Law Firm. Scheduling your family photos with this Charleston family photographer is always important but family pictures can be especially healing and helpful after divorce. Having a good mindset and attitude of moving forward and treasuring your family and children can be spurred with sweet family photos to forever cherish! Read on to see a few family photos and learn more about the value of family photos from The Peck Law Firm.
The Valerie & Co. Photographer's team has photographed a lot of engagements but Justin had a really cool idea on how to surprise Ashley for his surprise proposal in Charleston to her. :-) Read on to learn more about Ashley and Justin, get a sneak peek of a few favorite photos from their surprise proposal in Charleston, and see a scavenger hunt that lead to a ring!
We're so excited to share Sarah and Wes's story and surprise proposal pictures! It's so very sweet and we just can't wait for their wedding because Valerie & Co. Photographers will be present for the couple's BIG DAY to document more of their love story! Wes is from a small farming town called Snead in Alabama and Sarah is from the Birmingham suburb of Hoover. The two first met after being set up on a blind dinner date at Jim n' Nicks Bar-B-Q. They hit it off so well, the pair spent the rest of the night talking over coffee at a Starbucks! Now, after a year of dating, Wes has popped the big question at the Charleston Waterfront Park Pineapple Fountain. :-) From proposal to wedding plans, read on to learn more about this wonderful couple and see a few of their breathtaking proposal pictures!
We here at Valerie & Co. Photographers enjoy a good love story and we REALLY like Tehra and Keith's love story and proposal. Keith very clearly adores Tehra, and they are IN. LOVE. If you can't tell by their romantic proposal pictures, you'll have no doubts once you read about their relationship in Keith's own words! Read on to see these soulmates get engaged. :-)
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!