Tag Archive for: Mell Bell

Liz and Jeff’s Brewery Engagement

Liz and Jeff are from New York City, but we are so glad they choose to get married in Charleston so we could meet them and be apart of their special day!  Liz has an amazing smile, it’s hard no to smile yourself when you are around her!  They had an engagement session at Southend Brewery and the Battery downtown, it was so fun and such a unique place to go!  Here a few engagement photos Mell did!  zambelli-0014zambelli-0018zambelli-0020zambelli-0026zambelli-0033zambelli-0036zambelli-0061zambelli-0071zambelli-0074zambelli-0086zambelli-0091zambelli-0108

Venice & Lucio’s Downtown Engagement









Venice and Lucio are both from Taiwan and met at Northwestern during Graduate School!  They both love Bolt and they are even going to have a stuffed Bolt dog as there ring bearer.  We can’t wait to be apart of their special day, until then here are some great shots Mell did from there engagement session!maoengage-0043maoengage-0079maoengage-0068maoengage-0049maoengage-0046maoengage-0038maoengage-0033maoengage-0016maoengage-0022maoengage-0008

Thomas & Becky

Thomas and Becky’s Boone Hall Engagement

A blind date in 2010 is how this adorable couple got started!  Becky picked Thomas up from the Citadel and the rest is history.  They had engagement photos taken at Boone Hall, and this will also be the location of their wedding reception on Saturday.  We are looking forward to spending the day with you two!


Melly Belly!

My lovely Mell Bell, will be my baby momma in May, they say!  And we’re having a girl, which calls for a tutu maternity portrait 🙂

I love those ladies.

Vegas or Bust!

It is time for me (Valerie), Nathan, and Mell to say GOODBYE to Charleston for a week and say HELLO to Las Vegas for the annual WPPI conference!


WPPI  is the largest professional photographers’ event in the country, and it is held in Vegas every year.

After yeeeeeeears of attending WPPI being only a *sigh* “maybe one day” kind of dream….this year it will be REALITY! Words cannot express how excited I am (we all are!!!!)

So tonight, while we wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day….we are packing our bags and counting down the minutes.

Here are a three pics I took while touring Vegas about this time last year:

Southern Bridal Expo….



If you are going to be attending the wedding show tomorrow at the Charleston Convention Center….come by our booth and say hi!  We will all be there with bells on!

Nathan, Mell and I will be leaving directly from the show to the airport for Vegas. 🙂

And if you call or visit our studio this week, be sure to send all your extra kudos to Steve for holding down the fort for us!!!!