portrait + Wedding photography

I'm Valerie. I'm an East-Coast based photographer who digs real moments.
I don't think professional has to mean stuffy or traditional. I believe in doing things your own way, being yourself and having some fun along the way. 

Wildberry Farm is an insanely beautiful wedding venue in South Carolina where Jade and Cooper were married back in December. (Back when we could hug people and dance on crowded dance floors. Remember those days?) The weather held out. The colors were amazing. The light was killer. And Jade and Cooper were the most fun […]

Have you ever been a part of a moment that feels like a movie? That thing where time stops and it feels surreal and it seems like nothing else could possibly be happening at the same time in other parts of the world?  THAT was Liz and Shawn‘s ceremony where I was a King Family […]

I literally could not ask for more being a Seven Springs Wedding Photographer, than I got at Geoff and Lauren‘s fall wedding. The Hive Wedding Collective pulled out all the stops and with the help of Rhea at Photosynthesis with killer florals… their wedding was a sunset-colored rager and I am super stoked to have […]

Kathryn and Andrew are past wedding clients of mine. I always get stoked for my people when they start families… and even more excited when they contact me to be their Richmond Maternity Photographer. These guys actually live up near DC, but Kathryn went to school at VCU and loves Richmond, so they took the […]

Charlottesville has so many great wedding venues. Wineries. Farms. Historical locations. And I always love being a Charlottesville Winery Wedding Photographer. Courtney and Steven said “I do” among the rolling mountains of Charlottesville with the help of Colleen from CCS Events. They are the easiest, happiest, most in love people to photograph so this post […]

Tony and Caroline wanted a fun, dance-party-to-end-all-dance-party, laid back DC Wedding… and I think they nailed it. I knew it was going to be a blast when I shot their engagement session… and their wedding did not disappoint. As a Washington DC Wedding Photographer, there are a few places that I’m obsessed with. The Line […]

I’m always excited when I get to be a Norfolk Virginia Engagement Session Photographer. It’s like a twenty minute drive from my house. And I LOVE Norfolk. A lot.Fawnne and JoWawn are no exception. (You MIGHT recognize Fawnne from family photos I took a long time ago.) They’re fun and the best and when Fawnne […]

Pick the hottest day of the summer. In Virginia. Where it’s humid. On the water. And very opposite of the California weather they were used to. That’s how Claire and Paul said I do and I got to be their Kilmarnock Wedding Photographer. They celebrated with their closest family and friends at a family home […]