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Bret & Leah’s HAWAII wedding!

What an AMAZING time I (Valerie) had in Kauai, Hawaii shooting Bret & Leah’s wedding!!!!

I had never been to Hawaii before this so I never knew how much I was missing out on! The place is absolute paradise! Everything! The mountains, the plants, the trees, the clear blue water, the reef…..over water and under water! And with that, Leah, Bret & I did portraits ALL OVER Kauai, so I’m super super thrilled to give them truly amazing pics to choose from!

The suspense to show these off is already killing me, haha! But….I have agreed with the couple to keep these pics TOP SECRET until their big celebration party in Tennessee at the end of August.

So, until then I will keep YOU in suspense! However, here’s one image to tide over (or add to?) your curiosity!

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The Dog Days of Summer, family and pet portrait event at Waterfront Park in Charleston

Oh BOY we have been having crazy amounts of fun during our “Dog Days of Summer” portrait series! (See collage below!)

Since last weekend ended up being booked solid so quickly…..you’re in luck! We have added one extra day! ๐Ÿ™‚ We have added Saturday, July 17th as our “Lazy Dog Day” for all you ‘lazy dogs’ out there that wanted a session but didn’t book in time! (Hehe. You know we love ya!)

This is the last day, and there are only a few slots left! We have openings from 1pm until 6pm. This is your last chance to get a $40 session with 40% off all prints & enlargements! To book your session, call us at (843) 767-6888.


The “Dog Days of Summer” are here! July 8-11th, 2010

The “Dog Days of Summer” are here! ย Talk about FUN! ย We personally know how difficult it is to get a really good pic of those furry family members, so let us give it a try! We think you will fall in love with the results. ๐Ÿ™‚

We are now booking $40 sessions (no that’s not a typeo!) for July 8-11th…..and 40% off our price list for prints until the end of July.

The goal of this summer series is to not only get fabulous photos of your dog, but to also celebrate that special relationship you have with them! Does your dog have a favorite toy? Bring it!

You know you want in on the fun! Call the studio to schedule your session asap! We can’t wait to meet your furry loved ones!

Check out this adorable slide show:ย http://www.charlestonportrait.com/#/dogdaysofsummer/


Photography as Art: Sunrise over Daniel Island

Sunrise over Daniel Island just hours before a big 2 day long rainstorm.

June 1st, 2010 at 6:38 a.m. Beresford Creek.

Photography by Valerie Schooling


Canon 5D Mark II

1/200 sec at f/2.8

shot at 24mm at ISO 100


Photographing a PROPOSAL! So fun!

She said YES!

I (Valerie) had the honor & privilege of photographing a proposal on Saturday, May 29th at Waterfront Park. These two have been friends of mine for, well….I’ve known Chris since our old marching band days at Wando High School. ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats Chris & Lena! You two make a fabulous couple and I am absolutely thrilled I was able to capture such a special moment in your lives!

(before)

(after)

(let the wedding planning begin!)

PS. I uploaded the whole album on my Facebook page, so if you’re friends with me on the F-book then come take a look. If you’re not friends with me on Facebook, well then….add me!


Character Headshots in Downtown Charleston with Xavier

I (Valerie) had the pleasure of taking some character acting headshots of Xavier in downtown Charleston. He is on my improv comedy team and seriously people, he’s hilarious!

We are so sad that he’s moving to DC, but very excited to see this guy go places in his acting career. Better get his autograph now while you can! ๐Ÿ™‚


Palmetto Christian Academy, Class of 2010 Graduation!

Congratulations Class of 2010!!!

The images are now available online for viewing & ordering! http://pcagraduation2010.photoherald.com

Pssst…..hey class of 2011…..we would LOVE to do your senior portraits! Book now and we will hook-you-up! ๐Ÿ™‚