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 met Rachel and Robert in DC for their Meridian House Engagement Session. These two were getting ready to move back home from DC and wanted to make sure we got a little piece of their life in DC in their session. They were coming back for their wedding, but we wanted to sneak these […]

Meghan is an awesome lady. And a past Bride of mine. And just an all around fun person to be around. She needed some fun buisnessy-content photos so we went to the ViBe District to take some Headshots. Being a Virginia Beach Headshot Photographer is one of my favorite things to do because it seems […]

Ohhhh, you know… just an awesome style shoot put together by some of the best Hampton Roads wedding vendors where I got to pretend I was a Kellam Estate Wedding Photographer. Here’s the deal… if I shoot a style shoot… I need it to be with real people. We’re going to fake the whole day… […]

I met up with Leah and Hieu and we explored the museum grounds at their VMFA engagement session back in January of 2020. Fact: You should do whatever you want for your engagement session… if you want a reason to wear that formal dress you love, DO IT. If you want to sit on your […]

So, Covid was a thing. (Let’s state the obvious, Val.) And that meant a lot of people had rescheduled weddings. Lauren and Colton were two of those people… and with reschedules comes a second set of save the dates… and with a second set of save the dates… a second Hampton Roads Engagement Session. We […]

It’s that time again, friends. It’s a wedding photography giveaway! Don’t you fret… you non-engaged people… more giveaways are coming for you. This one is just the biggest… and takes the most time… so here we are. I always liked doing these giveaways… and I met some of my favorite people and favorite couples because […]

I have probably said a total of one thousand times already on my website and in blogs… but I am and will forever be an art kid. Anything that has anything to do with art museums will always make me excited, and finally being able to check Baltimore Museum of Art Wedding Photographer off of […]

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 […]