Helping families capture memories with relaxed & fun family photo sessions.

Mom and three girls snuggle together at Giant Springs State Park


Mom and son hug each other surrounded by fall foliage
Three women and a toddler walk through the grass and laugh
Boy and girl try to tickle their mom as she laughs

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could capture your family's love, personality, and connection?

There's so many things you'd like to remember about your kids, like the little quirks and mannerisms that make them who they are. It seems like just yesterday that you held your sweet baby for the first time, but you blinked, and suddenly they're growing up. You'd love to stop time and preserve some memories of who your family is, right now--but how can you get great family photos when you can count on your kids being their usual, predictably unpredictable selves?

I can help. I'm more than just a photographer.

I'm also a mom of six kids--five of them energetic, rambunctious, slightly crazy boys. After fifteen years of being a #boymom, I think I've seen everything a kid could possibly come up with. I have lots of tricks up my sleeve for getting kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, to cooperate for photos...and for getting great pictures even when they don't. And some of the absolute best memories (and photos!) come when kids are, well, kids--just being themselves.

Mom and three sons hold each other and smile

"Even with the chaos of three young kids, Valerie still got some incredible shots. We felt very comfortable with her and had a fun time together."

-Jenni R.

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Little boy in burgundy shirt smiles as his little sister kisses his cheek.

The Experience

When you book a photo session with me, you are getting a professional & full-service experience, from your initial inquiry all the way to gallery delivery. I'm available at every step of the way for any questions you might have. Once your session is booked, you'll receive a session prep guide with tips on choosing a location & outfits, preparing for your session, getting the kids in the right frame of mind, & more. A complimentary wardrobe consultation is also included if you need a little extra help selecting outfits.

During your session, you can relax and enjoy your time with your family as I use flattering posing, fun prompts, and playful games to capture your connection with each other along with natural smiles and expressions. 2-3 weeks after your session, you'll receive an online gallery full of beautiful, authentic photos of your family.

Want to learn more?

Click the links below to check out some of my recent work, learn more about the investment, or find answers to frequently asked questions.

Have questions, or ready to book a session? I'd love to talk with you!