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. 

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 […]

It only took 13 years of shooting, but I finally got to be a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Wedding Photographer. I’ve pretty much shot everywhere in Richmond but I had never actually shot my own wedding at the Bloemendaal House until this awesome wedding last year. Bryn and Baird were surrounded by their family and […]

Lauren and Geoff said I do at Seven Springs in Virginia, but live in Baltimore so they wanted to show off their home. We wound up with a session that ended up being half sun-scortched and half industrial and it fits Baltimore perfect. We started in their house, visited a few of their favorite bars, […]