Hi! I'm Valerie Smith, a Great Falls family, maternity, and newborn photographer. I'm a Montana native and part-time homeschooling mom of 6 active kids (5 of them boys!). I'm a bookworm and chocolate lover who enjoys home decorating, organizing, and going for walks.
I grew up around photography with a dad who is a photographer, but I didn't really get interested in it myself until I was pregnant with my 5th child. In the midst of days that often seemed endlessly long, I realized that I wanted to remember those precious moments of my kids' childhood that sometimes got missed or forgotten in the midst of the craziness and chaos of raising a houseful of children. I began taking courses on photography and working on capturing images of my children so I could document and remember those fleeting moments. Now I use those skills to capture gorgeous pictures of families, so that you can freeze time and remember your family's precious moments too.
I use my background in customer service and experience as a photographer and mom of many to give you an easy and stress-free photoshoot, from the initial booking to gallery delivery and everything in between. I'll be there at every step of the way to help you prepare for your photo session, I'll interact with your family in fun ways during your session to encourage genuine smiles, and I'll deliver beautiful images for you to treasure for years to come.