What Others are Saying...
Valerie is such a blessing and loves what she does, and it shows in her work. I've had photos done by her for my family and as a gift for my parents. All of them turned out so amazing, and special. Wonderful memories to have now!! She has a passion for people, family, birth, and photography!!
I could not have brought my second child earthside without Valerie. She is helpful, thoughtful, and so intuitive in her care for me and my family. She helped with everything from counter pressure, to helping my husband fill the birthing pool! She also somehow managed to take pictures and video in the midst of supporting me so well.
Valerie did my maternity pictures and birth pictures of my 3rd child last fall. The pictures turned out amazing. She's very caring and reliable, and will take the time to make sure you are well taken care of.
Valerie is one of the most talented photographers I’ve known. Not only is she amazing at capturing just that look at just that right moment when you don’t even know it’s happening... but she also is fantastic at her composition and use of light. Valerie has taken family photos for us and made a sometimes stressful occasion fun, and she also did a mini-maternity session for us when we learned we were losing our third pregnancy. It was one of the most healing and beautiful experiences during the entire pregnancy loss. She wept with us and joyed with us in remembering this little life. Valerie doesn’t just take picture of you. She takes part in life with you. It’s stunning.
We would hire Valerie again in a heartbeat! Not only is she a fantastic photographer, she is kind, compassionate, patient, and so fun to be around. Being photographed makes me super uncomfortable, but Valerie makes it painless.
Due to unforseen circumstances, Valerie ended up becoming my doula at the very last minute. Literally, I'd never met her face to face until she walked in the hospital to help me birth the surrogate baby I was pregnant with. Her calm demeanor, compassionate engagement, and constant reassurance were such a comfort to me - and everyone in the room. All the while she was taking powerful pictures that I was able to bless the biological family with. She was amazing.
I was SO impressed and happy with the photos Valerie did of our birth and newborn pictures! They are stunningly beautiful and we could not LOVE them more. I’m so grateful for the images she caught and that we will be able to cherish forever. Additionally, she has such a beautiful and calming presence she is absolutely someone you feel comfortable with sharing such a special moment of your life.
From doula to photographer, Valerie is hands down simply the best! I am so happy to have been able to work with such a loving, caring, and talented person. I can’t get over her amazing photos! If you are looking for a doula and someone who can also capture your birth story then I highly recommend meeting with Valerie!!
Valerie took our first family photos this last weekend and I'm blown away with how they turned out! Definitely coming back for more photos in the future. Now, to get these memories framed!
I just got some family pictures taken by Valerie, and it being my first experience with a photoshoot of any kind I was a bit like my small child, not sure what to do or how to act. Valerie gave me and my wife verbal instruction on what to do, where to sit, where to look and made my baby girl smile plenty. The whole process was super easy, and the finished product was WAY better than I thought it would be! Super high resolution photos, great lighting, subtle editing...definitely worth it. Thank you for helping us make memories Valerie!
I had such an amazing experience with Valerie as my doula. This was my second birth, and I knew I really needed someone who was patient and knowledgeable. I love that she knew just the right pressure points to use during every contraction, and her reassuring words and guidance helped me immensely. During my postpartum checkup, I felt that she was very well informed about all things baby! I would hire her again in a heart beat if the occasion ever arises!
Valerie attended the birth of my 3rd baby, but it was my first time having a birth photographer. I’m so glad we decided to hire her! She communicated well with us during my pregnancy, and came quickly when I was in labor. During my labor she was able to get shots of everything, while somehow being completely out of the way. Whenever I did happen to notice her, she brought a beautiful warm supportive vibe. The images we received have truly been a blessing. Because of Valerie, I am able to look back at my birth in a way I have never been able to before. We can not thank her enough for capturing this once in a lifetime event, in a way that we can share with our family forever.
Valerie is incredible. At our first meeting, not only was she professional, but personable and authentic. When you are inviting someone into your birth space it is important to feel comfortable around them and from the first 10 minutes I could tell I wanted her there.
Come birthing day l things went quickly to say the least. With only an hour of established labor I was then holding my baby in my arms and STILL somehow Valerie managed to make it in time to take the most beautiful pictures of my daughter being born and our family becoming a family of four. I will absolutely hire her again should we decide to have another baby. And you should do yourself a favor and hire her as well.