A Professional Photography & Photography Instructor
Want to learn about Valerie? I am a wife, mama, dog-owner and a lover of food. I am excited to wake up every morning because I am doing something I love. Honestly, I would work 24 hours a day, if I could, but I choose balance with my lovely career. I created this business 11 years ago, with a very simple mission, to make people feel beautiful.
When I was in college, I worked at a traditional photography studio that only had 4 or 5 traditional poses. When the clients would come in to see their photos, I would hear “I hate my noise” “Ugh, I look fat” “I have flat hair.” Hearing the same negative comments over and over again drove me to the point that I hated the studio. So, when I opened my own studio, I promised myself that I would NEVER hear those kinds of comments. Therefore, if you tell me you hate your nose, I will go on a 10 minute rant about how beautiful you really are and I give you permission to see it! While my business has evolved over the last 11 years, my mission has stayed the same. FEEL BEAUTIFUL.
my favorite photos
MY FAVORITE PHOTOS
what’s in my bag?
WHAT’S IN MY BAG?
An old camera
Another backup camera
A bunch of lenses
Something with peanut butter
*Let’s just be honest. The type of equipment I use doesn’t matter, as long as it’s professional equipment. What matters is that I create artwork for your wall, not your computer.
things I love
THINGS I LOVE
Photography done with passion
The Happy Planner
I hate to toot my own horn, but it’s worth mentioning that we have been noticed a few times.
Here are some of the awards we have won: