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 maternity session and newborn session for a super sweet combo!
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 engagaed in the BEST CITY IN THE WORLD! Read more below about these two and check out their beautiful surprise proposal photos. :-)
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. ;-)
When thinking about rain on a wedding day, two things come to mind: 1.)Alanis Morissette and 2.)The old adage that rain is a sign of good luck on that day. The latter of these two might make you think that this wedding superstition was made up to help a blue bride feel better about a down pour on her big day. However, according to The Pink Bride, there are several reasons why wedding day precipitation, in many different cultures, is considered good luck and we’ve even witnessed the good favor rain can bring!
The Valerie & Co. Photographers team often has the privilege of getting to cuddle up with an incredible brand new bundle of joy here at the studio. We just love to love on them, and genuinely believe that all tiny humans really are awesome! Adorable Eleanor and her parents recently came in for our Charleston newborn photography. Every picture captured is precious and it was really nice spending time getting to know mom, dad, and baby. :-) Our session with cutie Eleanor was also a great reminder of how amazing babies truly are!
Bride and Groom, Meghan and Nick, were married late summer in what was an absolutely gorgeous Charleston resort island wedding. The entire event was luxurious and elegant from start to finish. The day began at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Sanctuary Hotel where the couple, the bridal party, and guests stayed. The bridal party got ready for the wedding in the Resort's Ashley and Cooper Hospitality Suites. The men of the party suited up in the billiard room while enjoying a BLT lunch, some cold beers, and a few rounds of pool. In the other suite, the Bridesmaids had a delightful time getting perfectly styled and dressed, and having a few snacks before the big day ahead.