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!
It's been such a pleasure photographing Holly & Jason's love and their lives together. From the couple's romantic Magnolia Plantation & Gardens engagement session, to their beautiful Woodlands Mansion wedding; perfect Pet Portraits with their pups, and now their Charleston Newborn Session with sweet baby Emma! We're honored and thrilled to be a small part of their story and to document their family as they change & grow. Read more about this sweet family and see a few photos from all our sessions through the years including darling daughter Emma's Newborn Session!
For some, school pride runs very deep and in South Carolina, we love our universities, their teams, and the rivalry between USC and Clemson. Take a visit to this southern state, and it won’t take any time at all before you see just about everyone showing off gamecock colors of garnet & black, or tiger pride in orange and purple. For Bride & Groom, Sara & Dean, the theme for their wedding came from their love of her alma mater, and their favorite collegiate football team, Clemson University! Sara graduated from Clemson and went on to become an RN and her Groom, Dean, is a Farmer and owner of Hutto Brothers Partnership. The college and Dean's occupation gave inspiration for their wedding. From the breezy tea length bridesmaids gowns, to the beautiful flower bouquets, Clemson inspired accent colors were delightfully displayed and their reception exit is a farm boys dream come true. ;-) Checkout a few of their country farm & Clemson inspired wedding photos and read on to learn more about this couples big day!
Like mentioned in Part 1 of our blog about our favorite spots for Springtime Charleston Bridal Sessions, the weather is finally starting to act right and all of the flowers are in bloom, making this the perfect time of year is for Bridal Portraits with Valerie & Co. Photographers. :-) In this second part of our list you'll learn a bit of history about these picturesque places and see more of our Bride's portraits in the gallery!