Hey! I'm Val! The girl behind the camera. I am from South Bend, Indiana now, but I grew up in a small town in Southwest Michigan. I am a wedding photographer, ballroom dancer, and a girl who is forever smiling. Most days you can find me rocking a messy bun, snuggled on the couch with my sweet husband, watching reruns of The Office. Together we have the cutest shih-tzu pup in the whole world. Her name is Juno, and she’s got my husband entirely under her command. I don’t take myself too seriously, so I sing and dance in my car, especially when people are looking. I just love making people smile. Oh, and Chipotle is my life.
I'm a wedding photographer because the truth is all the planning, the months of decision making and preparation, they all come and go in just one day.
But your marriage lasts a lifetime.
I believe that my couples deserve to have not just images, but to have images that show just how special their love story is.
Images that show the way that daddy looked at mommy and the way he could make her giggle. And the love and respect that mommy has for daddy. Because your love story deserves to be passed on for generations to come.
So let's get to know each other and start our journey together!
"Valerie is seriously just the sweetest. Her work is absolutely gorgeous and she's so much fun to work with. She'll make you feel comfortable, you'll have an amazing time working with her, and you'll be blown away with your results. If you're considering hiring her for your wedding, just do it! You won't be disappointed!"
Kristen & Brandon
"My husband and I normally feel very uncomfortable taking pictures but Val made us feel comfortable and had us laughing the whole time! The experience was so much fun and the pictures she took are perfect! We are so impressed with her work!"
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!"