Capturing the sweetness and the chaos of perfectly imperfect families

Your family, maternity, and newborn photographer, Great Falls, MT

The days are long, but the years are short

Life with kids can be crazy busy, and it's so easy for the days to turn into years in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Make sure those memories of who your family is, right now, don't fade away, by capturing them in timeless photos so you can look back on them for years to come. No matter what season of life your family is in--whether you're getting ready to welcome your first baby, have a houseful of young ones, or have kids who are almost grown--I can help you preserve those memories.

Great Falls, MT photographer Valerie Smith

Hi, I'm Valerie - photographer and mom to six kids.

I specialize in helping laid-back families like yours have beautiful, authentic photos that show off your family's unique connection and personality--even if your kids are being their usual, sometimes slightly feral selves. I'm a mom of six, one girl and five rowdy, what-on-earth-will-they-think-of-next? boys. If I get an afternoon away from the kids, I love to go for a long walk, play "Canon in D" on the piano, and curl up with a good old-fashioned mystery novel and a snack.

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Kids grow up way too fast. Don't let this season of life pass you by! Capture some memories of your family's love and connection with relaxed and fun family photo sessions. 

Maternity & Newborn

Document the memory of this special and exciting time for your family, from mom's growing bump to the arrival of your new baby, with maternity and newborn photo sessions.

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Kind Words


"Our pictures with Valerie always come out crystal clear, vibrant, and they capture us in the sweetest moments."

-Aubrey D.



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