One of the most important things you can do for your wedding day is hire a photographer who has a style you love and someone you feel comfortable with. After the cake has been eaten, the flowers wilted, and the dress has been put away, only your photos will remain. It is my honor and privilege to document these special moments that you and your future generations will enjoy forever. All you have to do on your big day is enjoy every single moment.
I have a friendly, relaxed approach that lets you loosen up and allows me to capture your own personalities and spontaneous joy. Experience, technical skill, and professionalism are important factors when selecting a wedding photographer, but having a personal connection and comfortable rapport with your photographer can make the difference between great pictures and outstanding wedding photographs.
The next step is to ensure that your wedding date is set in stone. I want to make your dream a reality, which is why I make sure early on that your wedding date is safe and secure. During this step of our process, you will be sent an online custom booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your retainer. This step ensures everything is official and we can get started. How exciting!
Once your date has been saved, we will schedule your special engagement session. Don't stress about anything; I'll teach you everything! After twenty minutes of shooting, you'll feel like a true professional. Before your engagement session, I'll help you prepare with my custom information-packed 47-page "Style Guide". This will guide you through every step along the way, as well as provide you with plenty of helpful tips, tricks, and information designed to ensure you have the perfect engagement session!
I love creating custom timelines for all my couples to ensure you can't miss out on your chance of a dream wedding and pictures to go along with it. I work out each couple's plans to ensure they get all the pictures they dream of. You know all those fun friend shots, dreamy portraits, and detail images that look straight out of a magazine? If you would like any of those, we use this time to plan those out.
Your wedding day has arrived! All that is left for you to do is relax and let me do all the work. I firmly believe in telling the full story of the wedding with photographs. Due to that, I rarely shoot less than eight hours, except for elopements. Trust me when I say that those eight hours will fly by. To you, your wedding day will be a blur. I make it a priority to capture all the traditional wedding moments, along with all the moments in between. My goal is to capture your wedding in a fun, creative and unique way.
Average Investment Range
$2,250 - $3,250
I specialize in all-inclusive wedding photography, which means that everything you need is included. I also offer add-ons like extra hours, albums, and high-quality prints.
"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!"