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I create genuine and timeless, heirloom portraits that provide families with heartfelt photographs and long-lasting prints that showcase your everyday life as pieces of art. 

Your portraits will exude connection, authenticity, and love, allowing the personalities of your family to shine. Your images will feel like beautiful works of art ready to be enjoyed in your home. 

based in athens, serving clients in northern alabama and beyond

timeless, natural, & soulful photography

marriage and


meet valerie »

I like to preserve life as much as I love to live it. I have a deep connection to my family’s history, the present life I am creating with my husband and children, and my insatiable appetite to daydream about the future. Preserving the past and present is my ultimate goal.

A picture can take us right back to the small yet significant moments that make up our stories. I love knowing that my job helped create a little piece of history for you, and I work hard to show the beautiful, joyful, and authentic moments of everyday life.

Mama to two girls. Former Art Teacher. Married to a Motorcycle Man. Part-Time Painter. Full-Time Travel Enthusiast.

MEET Valerie

Abigail | madison, AL

We met Valerie on the day of our session, and she instantly felt like the comforting sister I needed after a traumatic birth and a caring aunt to our baby girl. Her work absolutely speaks for itself – she creates magic! My career allows me to work with dozens of photographers, but I've never had a photographer that paid such attention to the small details. I'm so glad I invested in her milestone package and would recommend to everyone!

"She creates magic!"

ALLIE | Athens, AL

Valerie captured my crazy family beautifully! She's so kind, easy to talk to, and she’s a mom so she 100% gets it! She’s wonderful to work with, a great communicator, and always sends a sneak peek quickly. My favorite part is her client wardrobe. I would highly recommend booking a session with Valerie.

"she 100% gets it!"

CHYNNA | Harvest, AL

Valerie is not only an incredibly talented photographer but that Valerie herself is a gift. Kind, friendly, patient,
flexible. She is in the exact business she was born to be! The wardrobe option was something I had never even heard of. It lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders. Valerie’s patience with my then newborn/his feeding schedule was unmatched.

"Valerie is a gift."

One of the major cornerstones of my craft is focusing and centering my work on families, specifically mothers. We always remember to document the children, and I am here to help include the mother. I like giving her the gift of seeing herself in the images too. 


for newborns, milestones, and families

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I have seen and documented the deepest, most soulful, love-filled days for countless couples, and every single one of those couples humbled me by allowing me that honor. I am that girl that gets to capture it all just as it was so that you can enjoy it for all your years to come. 


for engaged couples in love

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Let's preserve the moments that matter, together.

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