Camera body: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (2)
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM.
Flash: Canon Speedlite 470ex-ai
Misc: Lume Cube.
Definitely! We can tailor a package to make sure it fits what you need for your special day. Submit an inquiry form and we can create your perfect wedding package!
This is a great question! Unfortunately, you cannot. The engagement session is just an add-on to the package and it is entirely up to you if you would like to use it. The session doesn’t even have to be an engagement session if you already took engagement pictures but it can be used as a normal couples session as well. You can never have enough pictures of yourself and the love of your life, right?!
I think 9/10 people that I photograph tell me this but end up leaving saying “Wow, that wasn’t bad AT ALL! That was so much fun!”
I promise to walk you through every pose, every prompt, crack jokes to make you laugh, show you some of the pictures I take to make sure you are confident that you love them, and so much more! I also always have my miniature portable speaker with me, playing your favorite music to fade out the quiet, awkward silence. I promise to be your biggest hype woman and try my absolute best to make you feel comfortable during your session/day.
I am willing to travel anywhere! If the location of your choosing is in San Diego or Coeur d’Alene, there is no travel fee. I am willing to travel within a 30 miles radius for sessions and 45 mile radius for weddings from zip code 92154 or 83854. However, any travel outside of the 30/45 miles radius is subject to a travel fee. The travel fee depends on distance of the location and gas.
*Wedding packages may vary subject to location (ex: flight, hotel, rental car, etc.)
For an individual, couples or family session, you will usually receive 75+ professionally edited pictures.
For a “mini” session, you will receive 35+ professionally edited pictures.
For a wedding package, it can range between 350-600+ pictures depending on which package you choose.
*Every session is unique so not every gallery will include the exact same amount of pictures.
You will receive your pictures via an online gallery where you can download all of the pictures in high resolution. You can also share the link with friends and family. You will usually receive your pictures within 2-4 weeks of the session. This time will vary for wedding packages (between 6-10 weeks).
Nope! You will receive all of the pictures I edit. I try to keep all the good pictures with multiple angles to provide you with the best variety possible. There is no need to pick and choose which pictures you want.
You sure can! When you choose 2 locations, you will be subject to an additional session fee. This includes time at each location + travel.
Of course! I love to make sure you get the most variety out of your pictures. I just like to recommend to bring an outfit change that doesn’t take too long to get in or out of because it may cut down our shooting time.
Unfortunately I do not own a studio. I really wish I did because I do love studio sessions! I have worked in studios that I can recommend to you and you would just need to pay for the hourly use of the studio.
I do but not the usual newborn posed kind. I prefer to do more “life-style” kind of newborn photography. That usually captures the home life with a newborn. This can include cuddles with the parents, pictures in the nursery, breastfeeding, and so much more! You can include up to 2 additional guests such as grandparents (not including any siblings or other children).
Please inquire for more information.
I require a non-refundable $100 deposit for all regular sessions. Wedding packages have different deposits. The deposit is non-refundable because it secures the date and takes the date off my availability. I understand life happens and emergencies happen so please communicate with me as soon as possible if something comes up and we can work something out! I know we are all human and things don’t always go as planned. If the weather doesn’t go in our favor, we can try to reschedule the session to another date with no additional fee (subject to availability).
If you choose to reschedule just because, the first reschedule is free but the second reschedule will void your deposit and you will have to pay another security deposit. The first free reschedule must be done with at least 2 weeks prior from the date of the booked session. Failure to do so will result in a loss of deposit.
Val, where do I begin? After having my daughter, I was very self conscious. Took photos with other photographers and just wasn’t happy with how my daughter and I were portrayed. When you took the photos of my daughter and I in our mother’s day minis, I cried when I saw the gallery. I felt beautiful for once! My daughter was smiling in most photos which has been so hard to do with other photographers. You could see love when you look at these pictures & we owe that to you!
This was our first photo session and it was perfect. Val made us feel comfortable and every worry we had prior to our session melted away once we met her. Our session was fun and had us laughing almost the whole time. Once we received our photos, we were beyond happy with the quality and service Val had given us. It is no doubt in either of our minds that we will be booking Val again for the rest of our photography needs!
Val was an absolute godsend at our wedding ceremony and reception. She captured the spirit of the events perfectly and was so incredibly helpful and a calming presence amidst all the wedding craziness. By the end of the night she felt like a member of the family, she was as much a part of the event as any of the guests. I feel like that really shows in the pictures, her involvement and the sense that she really “got us” and what we hoped our wedding would be.
Val is excellent! My husband and I loved seeing Val’s work and when we first reached out to her, she met with us right away. After our initial phone call, we knew she would be perfect for our engagement shoot and wedding day. My husband and I are very shy in front of the camera but Val and her guidance made us feel more comfortable and we were happy with all of her work! She is as wonderful as they come. Our wedding was very small and family-oriented, so it meant so much to us to have Val be a part of our family for our special day. Thank you Val!
I’m not one to go & take pictures but wanted to have something to remember graduating with my B.A. There’s one photo that was taken from my side profile, which I usually hate. The way it was captured literally brought me to tears. Seeing how you made one of my insecurities look so beautiful made me so happy. I will ALWAYS remember that. Can’t wait for future sessions! It was honestly such a great experience.