Valerie is a 9th generation Santa Barbaran who always had a love of landscape photography. She turned her interest towards placing people, and families in those beautiful backgrounds that she always admired in order to create beautiful moments for her clients. After having her daughter she learned that she wanted to spend her time capturing the quirks, characteristics and specialness of children, whether it’s a look, a smile or a child being shy with their mom. These are the moments we look back and remember and that identify the moment of their lives that are all to often forgotten.
Images by Valerie specializes in maternity, children and family photography. Her maternity clients get a full hair/makeup styled appointment to relax and capture their mommy-to-be glow (that she discovered during her own pregnancy she didn’t often feel or thought she had) followed by the photo session that is designed to suit each individual mommy to be.
Each Maternity as well as Newborn session client receives a bonus First 48 session. Valerie comes to the hospital after the baby is born to capture the newness and candids of their new baby and family in order to complete the story.