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. 

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 […]

I met Kate and Matthew at their favorite block of murals for their Hagerstown Engagement Session. Well… actually, it was an engagement MINI session… but here are a few of my favorites. Small amount of time. One specific location. A lot of cute photos.

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 […]