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. 

True Statement: I love a building and a wall and a mural maybe more than anything. I will take all of the photos in park and on the beach and anywhere great… but give me a grungy wall and a shady alley and I am in my photo happy place. Erica and Alex wanted photos […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]