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Lisa & Kevyn

Lisa and Kevyn wanted a destination wedding where friends and family could all come together to celebrate their love as well as have a nice vacation.  Boone Hall Plantation was the perfect venue for them for it’s relaxed atmosphere and they both love being outside!  Ooh Events worked closely with Lisa to bring together a natural colored, ivory and blush, classic wedding.  And the flower girls were just too adorable to leave out!  What a georgous bride and groom, congratulations Lisa and Kevyn!

Lisa and Kevyn were also featured on The Wedding Row, and you can check that out here! wood-0196 wood-0217 wood-0302 wood-0311 wood-0323 wood-0326 wood-0338 wood-0349 wood-0360 wood-0695 wood-0992 wood-0999 wood-1096 wood-1140

Hollydawn and Chris are engaged!

Hollydawn and Chris had engagement photos taken downtown by Wanda.  It was a beautiful day in March despite the wind. We are so excited to be apart of Hollydawn and Chris’s day next week! Congrats you two! channer engage-0015 channer engage-0018 channer engage-0023 channer engage-0027 channer engage-0070 channer engage-0090 channer engage-0096 channer engage-0103 channer engage-0109 channer engage-0111 channer engage-0124 channer engage-0127 channer engage-0134

Anna and Billy’s Beach Engagement

Anna and Billy met in college in 2003 and they are excited to be getting married in Charleston!  Here are a few shots from there beach engagement shoot! hwangengage-0022 hwangengage-0026 hwangengage-0031 hwangengage-0038 hwangengage-0055 hwangengage-0066 hwangengage-0068 hwangengage-0074 hwangengage-0093 hwangengage-0104

The Cast and Crew of the Clemente Players!

I had the pleasure of photographing  the cast and crew of the Werewolf’s Curse, Hair today Gone Tomorrow.  They are currently in rehearsal for their performances the first weekend in April.  They are the Clemente Players, directed by Dr. Sharon Willis (pictured in the front).  All proceeds of the play go to benefit the Clemente Class, which is a pioneering educational experiment for the most needy of our society designed to fight the cycle of poverty by providing higher humanities education to those who would never otherwise have that opportunity.  Click here to see the larger picture!

The Clemente Players!

The Clemente Players!

Jesse and Liza’s Wedding at St. John’s Lutheran Church and Three Lions Pub

Click here to see the wedding album!

Jesse and Liza were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church–a historic beauty nestled in a hard-to-find alley in downtown Charleston.  The group had a great time and we had lots of opportunity for some creative portraiture.

Liza is a DELIGHT. The best man, Brian, captured it in his toast, that this bride is the happiest and kindest person he knows.  Jesse hit it big on this one.

Three Lions Club on Daniel Island is quite a find!  The venue provides several different adjoining rooms with posh furnishing where guests could gather and have conversation, but the flow and dancing happened very organically.  Good choice!

This wedding was a particular pleasure to be a part of, as Jesse and Liza and I went to High School together.  So it was great seeing some of my old friends and classmates.

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The album is now posted!  Click below to see the entire wedding album!

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Rebekah and Korey’s Wedding Album Posted!

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Rebekah and Korey’s wedding, at Summerall Chapel and the Citadel Beach House is now posted on our site!

Rebekah and Korey at Summerall Chapel and the Citadel Beach House

We had the pleasure of photographing Rebekah and Korey’s military ceremony at Summerall Chapel.  This was a happy first for the studio in that, while Korey is a distinguished Marine, he is not an alumni of the Citadel — but Rebekah is attending Grad school there.  Summerall is of course one of our very favorite church settings in Charleston for photography, and the Citadel Beach House is one of the nicest (and well lit) venues that provide for both a beach reception and a large, in-door reception hall.

This classic couple was surrounded so many happy friends and family.  You could tell that their parents were so proud.  I love being around that sort of thing.

Stay tuned for the Full album to be posted later this week!


on the Citadel Yard.

Summerall Chapel has some of the most elaborate stained glass in all of Charleston.

Summerall Chapel has some of the most elaborate stained glass in all of Charleston.

I think Korey is most proud of this one.

I think Korey is most proud of this one.


5 Year Anniversary Pictures!

Kaitlin and Robert got married 5 years ago on January 3rd, 2004 at Summerall Chapel.  Their wedding was one of the first weddings I shot after taking over the Studio from my dad, and their album was the first flushmount storybook ablum that we produced by special request for Kaitlin.  That storybook was the forerunner for our entire present album product line.  So Kaitlin and Robert are a big deal for us around here (I still have a picture of her haning in the studio!).

Robert is finally back from serving our country in the Middle East, and they came to downtown Charleston to stay at the French Quarter Inn, where they stayed their honeymoon night. 

AND THEY BROUGHT COLLIN, their 10 month-old little boy.

So of course we did a family portrait shoot right there at the Inn.  It was great to see them again, especially on such a special day.  Here are a few of the shots:

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January Caption Contest with Richard Bell Photography

We’d like to ring in this new year with a caption contest. We have prizes that range from Sting Rays hockey tickets to other photography related fun.  The contest runs through January 31st. Anyone can enter, and you can enter as many times as you want. Just submit a comment to our blog or Facebook for the following picture:


This picture reminds me of Captain Planet, an earth friendly cartoon from the 1980s.

Julie & Blake = one hot couple!

One Sunday evening back in April, I (Valerie) had the pleasure of meeting Julie and her husband Blake downtown for a fun lifestyle portrait shoot! They’ve been married for a few years now, and decided it was time to have new pictures made.

Per special request, I am reaching back into our archives (8 months of shoots ago is a “long time” for us, haha!!!) – and posting a few. Here ya go, Julie!

A few of my favorites from their shoot: