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Mommy and Me Photography | Be Like Mommy | Mother’s Day 2016

Mommy and Me Photography | Be Like Mommy | Mother’s Day 2016

As children, for many of us, we looked up to our mothers. We admired the things our mother did and the way she did them. Our moms may not have always realized it but they fascinated, taught, and inspired us as children and still do even today. The way mom put on her lipstick. How she always knew exact way we liked our scrambled eggs. How pretty she looked to us before she walked out the door to head to work. The way she rocked our baby sibling to sleep. The way she kisses our cheeks. What she does while she’s working at her job. How she loved and cared for us. It seems, no matter what it is our mothers do, we want to be like mom. Now grown with kids of our own, we too see our children coping mommy and wanting to be like mom. We try our very best to set a good example for them, teach them, inspire them, and love them with all our hearts. Knowing this, it fills us with so much pride and joy when our little loves notice what we do, play pretend, and like to try to be like mommy! That imitation we’ve seen with our own children, lead us to this fun idea to do a photo series of mothers and their children wanting to be like mommy with Mommy and Me Photography.

A mother and lawyer, Erica, who inspires her young sons to be smart and hardworking like mom.

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An instrumentalist that plays trumpet and is a soon-to-be mother of two, Cameron, sparks her daughter’s musical passion and desires to enkindle that love in her second child when she is born.

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A unique hair stylist and mother, Hailey, that encourages and fuels her daughter’s creative side.

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A news reporter and mother, Rebecca, that teaches her son to inspect, discover, and explore the world around him.

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A mother and athlete, Eboni, that shows her daughter’s beauty in strength and the importance of loving and caring for your health.

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A pastry chef and mother, Victoria, that shares with her child the pride in using your talents to bring your dreams to life and that happiness you feel sharing what you’ve created and it giving joy to others.

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Our Photographer of Valerie & Co. Photographers and mother Valerie, who loves showing her toddler Lydia the art one can make through images.

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These are just a small sample of the MANY traits, lessons, and qualities these mothers impart to their children! Ultimately, we long for our children to grow up to be loving, to feel they are loved, to feel they are successful, and to feel they are happy. For us mothers, it’s heartwarming and an encouragement when we see our little ones imitate mom, and demonstrate the good things we try to show them. To all Mother’s we wish a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Where are they now? | The Wimberly’s | Charleston Family Photographer

This Charleston Family Photographer loves the friendships that flourish with everyone the camera gets the opportunity to photograph. It’s more than taking pictures, we love knowing your stories and capturing your precious moments. It seems close relationships naturally flow from and develop with the people we meet and we are blessed by it! It’s got us wanting to answer the question, Where are they now? One of the families that we asked just that are Wimberlys (You may recognize them from this and this LOL). We’ve seen them grow so much from Landon and Kelli’s wedding, to their daughter Anna Landi’s first birthday!

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Valerie was a part of photographing Kelli and Landon’s May wedding in 2010, but the couple have loved each other for a long time. Kelli said, “Landon and I have known each other practically our entire lives. We went to school together from K-4 through 12th grade (we were even the King & Queen of Heart in our K-5 play of Alice and Wonderland). We started dating the end of our junior year of high school and have been together ever since.” The Wimberlys and Valerie always stayed in touch and the pet parents periodically scheduled family sessions with their adorable, german shorthaired pointer, Scout.

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Life is a little different for Scout now-a-days. The sweet 6-year-old pup now has “a baby sister,” and the Wimberly’s couldn’t imagine life any other way. “Anna Landi loves her “pup-pup” and Scout has been a trooper. He’s relaxed and definitely taken the backseat to Anna Landi but will practically beg for attention if any visitors stop by. He is great with Anna Landi. She can climb, pull, pinch, tug on him and he just sits there and lets her do it. Scout loves when Anna Landi shares her food with him, especially her Goldfish. There are occasional tug-of-wars with each others toys, but that’s what brothers and sisters do, right?”

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Valerie had the pleasure doing the Wimberly’s beautifully brilliant maternity session at Hampton Park in Charleston when they were expecting Anna Landi. Pregnancy brings MANY changes and sometimes things don’t go according to plan. “I was very blessed because my pregnancy went very well (no morning sickness or any complications), but I was anxious. I’m a worrier so of course I read any and all things related to pregnancy, good & bad, to ‘try’ to prepare myself. I learned worrying and ‘trying’ to prepare myself was pointless because you can’t plan or prepare for the big day! Labor and delivery wasn’t as smooth as the pregnancy. I was 23 hours in labor, 8 hours with no epidural, 2 & 1/2 hours of pushing and then finally a C-section!. BUT it was completely worth it to have brought Anna Landi, all 9 lbs 9 oz & 22.5ins, into our life!”

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We were honored to do newborn photography with the Wimberly’s as well as Anna Landi’s 3, 6, 9, and 12 month baby photos! Kelli says she’s loved all their photos but did tell us a few favorites. One photo that is most significant to is from Anna Landi’s 12 month old session. Kelli said, “Valerie captured the sweetest moment of Anna Landi looking down at my late brother’s fire helmet, and reaching out to touch it. Seeing that picture for the first time brought tears to my eyes (and that has never happened before) and anyone that I gave a copy of that picture to, had the same reaction. It is special to me because Anna Landi never got to meet Ross, but it’s my goal for her to know all about him and what an amazing person he was and this is kind of a symbol of her growing up with him.”

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Anna Landi will grow and change and we look forward to photographing her and the family through their life’s changes. Currently Landon is a production operator at Showa Denko Carbon in Ridgeville and Kelli is a pharmacist at Grove Park Pharmacy in Orangeburg. Where else will life lead the Wimberly’s? Kelli says, “Our dream for our family is to raise Anna Landi (and any future children, Lord willing) in a home with the same love and support we both had growing up from our parents and grandparents. We pray we teach and guide her/them in the ways of the Lord and that she/they grow up being a strong woman/person of faith, knowing that when she/they place her/their faith in the Lord anything is possible. We pray that her/their lives be filled with just as many blessings that we have. Our “plan” (even though we know life doesn’t go as planned) is just to take one day at a time and enjoy each and every minute of it because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed and we want each person to know that if nothing else they are loved. The future, we put that in God’s hands and trust His plans for each of us and our family. We pray that our future is filled with happiness, laughter, health and most importantly, love.”

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Newly Minted Family of Three | Newborn Mary Catherine | Charleston Family Photographer

Emily and Eric have been photographed by Valerie many times, not the least of which was for their beautiful wedding! In August, Valerie and Co. Photographers again photographed Emily and Eric with the addition of one more… their Newborn daughter Mary Catherine! We were so excited and honored to meet their brand new baby girl and be their Charleston Family Photographer. Mary Catherine was sweet as she could be and is one of those babies who makes having a newborn seem not so stressful. She just has a peaceful disposition about her. It is fun being a part of a newborn session and seeing parents proudly bring their baby out (often for the first time other than a doctor’s appointment) to show off the new little one to the world. Our studio isn’t exactly the “world” but it is a stepping-stone to the world 😉 At the time of this newborn session, nine-days-old Mary Catherine had already been featured on at least 3 Internet sites! Now she can add a Valerie and Co. feature to her list. The little pumpkin showed us a little bit of her personality when Valerie swaddled her in a soft lace shawl, Mary Catherine began inching those little finger out the top one by one until her arms were free. Her parents said, “that’s what she does!” These two know their girl well, and being parents seems to come naturally for them. We wanted to see Mary Catherine’s beautiful blue eyes for a few shots and even though she was just brand new, mom and dad already knew what makes the little miss open her eye, if only for a second. You must be quick with the camera at these newborn shoots! We were able to get a variety of photos and poses with Mary Catherine and are happy to share a few of our favorite of this sweet pea. Our studio really loved capturing all the sweetness of Mary Catherine and all the love of the newly minted family of three!
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Happy Birthday Baby! | Charleston Family Photographer | Anna Landi’s Cake Smash

Happy Birthday Baby! | Charleston Family Photographer | Anna Landi’s Cake Smash

The Wimberly family is like family to Valerie and Co. Photographers. We’re such a fortunate Charleston Family Photographer to get to have a part of this fantastic family’s life!

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We’ve been there to shoot for Kelli and Landon starting with their engagement, then the wedding, and we’ve done their family portraits with their sweet pups too. Once the Wimberly’s were expecting, we were overjoyed to do a maternity session. Precious Anna Landi was born and we got to do her newborn portraits, as well as every stage of growth for her 1st year!

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Well here we are now, Anna Landi turning one, and we were pumped to celebrate this little girl’s 1st birthday!

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Pretty in pink and gold and surrounded by matching party balloons, Anni Landi was sure to get all her adorable and playful photos in first before making a beautiful pink mess of her perfect birthday cake. The gorgeous blush colored rosebud cake, looked dreamy, with a sparkling glitter gold calligraphy style topper of Anna Landi initials.

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It was almost sad to see the sweet cake go, but so much sweeter to see her eat it! We are so pleased to catch these darling moments.

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Some of the most cherished of these moments are from Anna Landi’s newborn portraits where the Wimberly’s requested to incorporate the fireman’s helmet of Anna Landi’s uncle, Ross, who has passed away. He is dearly loved and very missed. Truly it’s an esteem to help honor the memory of Ross. It was especially precious to once again incorporate her uncle’s helmet for the one-year-old portraits.

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The greatest compliment was when Kelli said how Anna Landi’s helmet photos are her all time favorites. Ross would be proud of his niece and Valerie and Co photographers are proud to be the ones to capture these special points in time.

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Happy birthday baby! We look forward to being there for the Wimberly’s next phase in life! To view more family sessions by this Charleston Family Photographer, go here

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Charleston Family Photographer | Newborn Sweet Baby Oakleigh

Perfect soft skin. Kissable little lips. Sweet chubby cheeks. We couldn’t be a luckier Charleston Family Photographer because we got to cuddle all that and more with perfect nine days new Oakleigh!

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Of course mom, dad, and adorable big brother think she is perfect too. Some of our favorite shots are of big brother and baby sister. He loves her, wants to help take care of her, and it is precious to see.

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Oakleigh melts your heart with her soft wispy light brown hair and her piercing eyes. It’s funny too that her little eyes just did not want to shut for some of the photo shoot, which is not typical for a newborn! This little one wanted to stay awake for the action and we got some pretty precious shots of her taking in her surroundings.

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However, being a newborn is tough work, so we did get a plenty of shots of this angel asleep in dreamland.

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The Weavers came to us before Oakleigh’s birth to do a Maternity Session at Boone Hall Plantation. That session was wonderful too! The whole family is picture perfect, Allison is beautiful and was absolutely glowing for the maternity shoot. Oakleigh arrived, and the Valerie and Co Photographers team was thrilled to do Newborn Portraits with the Weavers. It’s amazing to be the ones to capture the growing family in different stages and being a Charleston Family Photographer for the Weavers is special to us.

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Oakleigh is so loved and you can tell the darling Weaver family were just meant to have Oakleigh. We can not say thank you enough to them for letting Valerie and Co Photographers be the ones to photograph these precious moments!

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Glowing Weaver Maternity Session | Charleston Maternity Photographer

Glowing Weaver Maternity Session | Charleston Maternity Photographer

There is something special about being a Charleston Maternity Photographer and Valerie and Co Photographers loves doing Maternity Sessions!

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Pregnancy can be an amazing time in a person’s life. You get to feel little kicks from the growing baby, perhaps the family will document mom to be’s belly bump gradually changing, and if you’re fortunate enough, you may even have that beautiful pregnancy glow that people speak of! Valerie and Co Photographers can tell you that for sure, Allison has that glow! We hope you all enjoy these images form this Glowing Weaver Maternity Session as much as we do.

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We went with the Weavers to Boone Hall Plantation for their Maternity Session and sincerely captured Allison’s gorgeous glow. The setting and the family are a dream for any Charleston Maternity Photographer. Boone Hall Plantation is renowned for it’s picturesque grounds. From the old oak trees covered in Spanish moss, the spiraling wrought iron gates, the rustic dirt roads lined with trees, the quaint dock on the marsh, to the beautiful wild flowers, there’s not a bad place to capture a portrait. The Weavers too are fantastic to photograph; you can see the fun and love they share. We can already tell that big brother is going to take good care of his baby sister when she arrives.

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This Charleston Maternity Photographer wanted so much to capture and convey all of that for this great family through photograph. To our delight, we here at Valerie and Co Photographers feel that it all really shines through!

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Congratulations to the Weaver family, we are so very happy for all of you. Everyone be on the look out for baby girl Weaver’s Newborn session soon… And for more maternity session photos, check us out here!

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Senior Portraits in Downtown Charleston

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charleston senior portrait photographer high school battery waterfrontpark wando hanahan Baptist 013 Senior Portraits in Downtown CharlestonSenior Portrait sessions are some of the rarest photo shoots from our studio. We enjoy them very much but parents often don’t think about doing a special photo shoot outside of school-planned sessions. Who ever looks back at their yearbook photo and says, “Wow, that is a really good picture of me”? In the rush and excitement of Senior year and graduation, don’t forget to stop and take the time to capture memories from this time in life. This moment in time will be over all too quickly.

Lexie and her mom had the right idea! They celebrated this life moment with an afternoon stroll in Downtown Charleston, SC and asked Valerie to record it with her camera. It was fun, scenic and historic for this grad-to-be. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect nor the subject. Lexie was poised and radiant! She was effortless in her posing and model-like to photograph. Her mom and boyfriend even jumped into frame for a few of shots.

Rainbow Row is one of the most recognizable streets in the world, so we couldn’t miss a chance to pose in front of some of the homes. A good-spirited homeowner even took his chance to photobomb Lexie’s photo. Thank you to him, whoever he is! He made us laugh!

Parents know that their kids grow up way too fast and the transition from high school to pre-adulthood isn’t easy… Thank you Abbie and Lexie for allowing us to share in these happy memories with you! Best of luck Lexie!

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6 Mothers Allowed Their 5-7yr old daughters to do their makeup…and the results were precious! – Charleston Family Photographer

6 Mothers Allowed Their 5-7yr old daughters to do their makeup…and the results were precious! – Charleston Family Photographer

“Pretty Mommy” – A Perfectly Imperfect Mother’s Day Celebration / Concept Shoot – by Charleston Family Photographer Valerie and Co. Photographers

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In an early celebration of Mother’s Day, we decided to put together something extra special!

It is truly a precious thing that, to a 5-7 year old girl, Mommy is the most beauuuutiful woman in the world. With-OR-without makeup, Mommy is perfect.

As parents, our kids trust us no matter what, and (most of the time) they know who’s in charge. For this shoot however, we reversed the roles a little bit. We put the daughters in charge for a little while! They had full reign of what they think Mommy’s makeup should look like. The moms owned their new high fashion looks with pride! At the end of the session, girls got to enjoy watching Mommy do a mini-fashion shoot with her new makeup. We had so much fun! (Have you watched the super sweet video yet?)


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My “real job” of course is a Charleston family photographer, but I love coming up with concept shoots to feed my creative soul. My original idea was more in line of how funny it would be to photograph moms with makeup a little “off”! (Haha! I’ll admit that was my original thought.) However, this concept shoot quickly morphed in such a beautiful way and melted my heart. As I photographed these special moments between mothers and daughters, I saw the love and the trust. I laughed at how the moms hid their fear as daughters brought mascara wands toward their eyes. The patience of the moms really made me smile. And OH! THE LITTLE GIGGLES! The giggles were absolutely the best. (I even caught one giggle on video from Kaia, did you hear it? Ah, so sweet!)

So THANK YOU, from the bottom of my artist’s heart, to all the moms and daughters who participated in this concept shoot. Thank you to all the dads and grandmas who babysit the other kiddos so these moments could happen! (And thank you for your willingness, to those who volunteered for the time slots that filled so quickly and we couldn’t get you in.) I hope all of you had as much fun seeing these pics and videos as I did taking them!

If you managed to view this whole post and still want to see more…awesome! View the full image gallery here!

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Palmetto Christian Academy Prom 2015

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View and order ALL prom photos here: PCA Prom 2015 Image Gallery

We also do SENIOR photo sessions, check out our page here: http://www.charleston-family-photographer.com/charleston-senior-photography-valerie-co-loves-high-school-seniors/

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Charleston Family Photographer | Vaughan Family | Baby #3 Gender Reveal Party

Charleston Family Photographer | Vaughan Family | Baby #3 Gender Reveal Party

The Vaughan family is very happy to be expecting their third child due at the beginning of July 2015. This mom-be-be also happens to be a member of our wonderful Valerie and Co. Photographer’s team, and she has been friends with Valerie since middle school! It was an honor as a friend to be her Charleston family photographer to celebrate the announcement of the gender of the Vaughan family’s third sweet baby.

Every time the Vaughan family throws a party, you can expect to see very many crafty DIY details created by Mom! They have so much fun personalizing the decor and experience for their friends and family at their own special occasions, and she does the same when hosting baby showers and other events for others as well. We hope you enjoy some of the unique ideas and details that can be used in a gender reveal party. The Dad-to-be is in the US Navy, so it seemed only natural to choose a nautical theme for this gender reveal party: little sailor or little mermaid? She used this theme to create the personalized sign on her pinata, cupcake toppers, and for friends and family to vote their guess of boy or girl (little sailor or little mermaid).

On a hilarious note, as you can see, during the actual moment of the gender reveal, there was a pinata “fail”! The look on the face of the mom-to-be is priceless! They pulled the strings, but the candy and other pinata contents did not fall out which made the entire room erupt in laughter. Mom and Dad had to pull the confetti out and shower the party guests with fun blue confetti. Most of their friends and family had guessed girl, but the Vaughan family will soon welcome their third little boy to join the two big brothers. It was so much fun for this gender reveal party to be held in our Valerie and Co. Photographers gallery. Valerie was very happy to be the Charleston family photographer for the Vaughan family to announce they are happily expecting baby boy #3!

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