for REAL PEOPLE

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’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, […]

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer. Greenpoint Loft Wedding Photographer. Freaking BADASS New York City Wedding Photographer. Literally all phrases and words and things I have been wanting to say forever. As long as I can think. Shooting a Greenpoint Loft Wedding and being a Brooklyn Wedding Photographer has literally been on the top of my bucketlist since […]

I shot Corey and Sydney’s wedding what feels like forever ago… so I was super excited when they asked me to be their Virginia Beach Maternity Photographer. They’re the coolest and I knew they would be the best parents. We started at the Cavalier Hotel, headed through the ViBe Creative District, and ended with a […]

Lewis Catherine House | Afton, Virginia | Alternative Charlottesville Wedding Photographer I’m not even sure where to start with this one. Bridget and Keith live in Hampton Roads but wanted to have a mountain wedding. They found the Lewis Catherine House on Airbnb and carted a bunch of rad vendors from the 757 up to […]

Sonia | DC Headshot Photographer | Library of Congress Portrait Session | National Gallery of Art Portrait Session Who says you can’t be fun AND professional AND kick ass in DC? Two outfits. Two spots. All of that helps.