Let's get personal
You know that feeling you get when that fresh cup of hot cocoa just warms your soul? Yeah, I'm kind of like that. A Northern Indiana wedding photographer that makes you feel good! Your wedding is unique; it's magical, it's the day you've dreamt of your whole life. I get that. You are why I believe in what I do.
With me, it's all about you. The unique relationships you hold with your closest friends and family. I see you. And I know all about what you're going through. But first, just in case we haven't met before, allow me to share some fun facts about me...
I've danced to at least one song at every wedding I've photographed.
I've officially titled my go-to Starbucks drink the Val Blend.
Here's the recipe:
2 Pumps white chocolate mocha
2 Pumps toffee nut syrup
I love watching The Office. So much that my husband and I can speak exclusively in Office quotes.
I once slipped on a loose butter packet while photographing a reception. I still walk around with my camera up to my face... I just try to wear shoes that won't slip!
My favorite way to unwind after a wedding is with a big bowl of Rocky Road ice cream. That or some chips and guac from Chipotle!
Dancing has always been a passion of mine. Growing up I did ballet, and even danced en pointe. As an adult I taught Ballroom & Latin dancing for 5 years!
We have 2 adorable shih-tzu pups that have us wrapped around their tiny paws. Juno, the grey one, is sweet and loves to snuggle on the couch. Holly is a wild child.
I love it when my couples and their families tell me how I made them feel at ease on what could have been an incredibly stressful day. My goal is to be invisible when I need to be, front and center when appropriate, but to always over-deliver on my couple's expectations.
a great time
Because your most valuable and cherished experiences in life deserve the best.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Valerie! From the very beginning she was super easy to connect with and made the process fun and seamless for us both. Our first meeting was relaxed and genuine. She was so thoughtful and walked us through the entire process and what we could expect. On the wedding day, Val was super organized and guided us throughout our journey. She made the whole day about us and we can’t thank her enough for her friendship and support. Her work is absolutely stunning. Getting to work with Valerie has been a blessing. I highly recommend her to any bride!
Julia & Jonnathan
Val did a really amazing job. Choosing a photographer made me nervous, because I cared a lot how my wedding photos would turn out! There were hundreds that we absolutely loved. She is a good communicator, has a clear plan, is enthusiastic, and cares about what makes each wedding personal and special. She did a great job with photographing my husband, who has very dark skin, alongside me, who has very light skin. If you're looking for a photographer who understands how to photograph an interracial couple even in bright sunlight, she will do a great job.
Carrie & Michael
"Valerie was the photographer at my wedding and boy am I glad she was there! Valerie brings a special happy vibe to the photos and experience. She was genuinely excited for my now-husband and I's wedding and she really made us feel special. Valerie is awesome."
Kayla & Derek
"Valerie's work is truly beautiful. We absolutely loved our photos! Valerie is very professional, fun, and easy to work with. I most definitely recommend!"
Let's Work Together
I want to hear your love story! Share how you met, how they proposed, where you are tying the knot, the date you've locked in, and all your questions! I am here to help with absolutely everything I can. Just use the form below to get in touch.