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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Wedding Photographer | Richmond, Virginia¬† Hannah and Travis had a Boathouse at Rocketts Landing wedding. While they live in DC, where we shot their engagement session, they actually got married in Richmond because they fell in love with the venue when they found it. I can’t argue with them on that […]