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. 

Fawnne and Duck were my very first couple who’s wedding was affected by the shutdown. You might remember seeing their faces from their downtown Norfolk engagement session. Originally we were scheduled for March… right at the onset. I think we were only 48 hours away when the stay-at-home order came down… which I know was […]

Covid weddings were… WILD and inspiring and joyful and a sign of the times. The good news: occasionally, when restrictions let up a little… they got to happen and being a modern Richmond documentary wedding photographer came in handy. (Yeah, I’m a little behind on blogging.) I got to practice that whole let things happen, […]

The pandemic was tough. Weddings during the pandemic were WILD… people definitely pivoted and made things happen as best they could. Annie and Neil had planned a big shindig at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond and swapped to a smaller classic Virginia wedding almost a year later at Annie’s parents’ home where I […]

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… […]

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 […]

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 […]