I'm a wedding and portrait photographer passionate about capturing love stories.

I'm VALERIE

Welcome

I'm Valerie or Val for short (call me either)! I've lived in Wisconsin my entire life, though I've called different parts home - from the Lake Michigan "coast" to the bluffs of La Crosse. Madison has been the latest home base and will be for a while! There's something about the calm, understated beauty of the Midwest that keeps me here. I love a summer day spent lounging lakeside just as much as a winter day spent cozying-up fireside. Plus, with lots of family nearby, it's definitely the place that feels most like home! 

You wouldn't believe it by the way I round up a twenty-person wedding party, but I'm actually an introvert at heart. Funnily enough, I still like photographing big weddings because it's easier to be a fly on the wall and capture all those cute candid moments! I absolutely LOVE the documentary aspect of wedding photography. From tears of joy to bursts of laughter, I want you to remember how you felt when you look at your photos. There's something so special about bottling up those little moments to look back on.

a glimpse behind the camera

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

Go-To Coffee Order

Chai Latte

favorite place

Lakeside on a summer day in Wisconsin

Personality

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Myers Briggs ISFJ
Capricorn Energy

Fun Fact

I actually have a degree in
Information Systems

FREE TIME ACTIVITIES

Cooking and gardening - I'm a total homebody when I'm not at a wedding!

LATEST OBSESSIONS

Old-World Architecture
Film Photography
French Fries with Garlic Aioli

My core values

I love using a documentary-style approach to capture all the goodness from your wedding - everything from the grand moments to the little details. When you flip through your photos, they should bring you right back to the day!

AUTHENTICITY

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NO.

You put so much time and thought into wedding planning, so I love to capture all the little elements that make your day special! Everything from the small, romantic gestures to your choice in centerpieces - I'll capture all the details that make your day complete.

Detail focused

2.
NO.

This is your love story - let's showcase it in the best way! I LOVE when couples share who they are and customize their day to what fits them. Want to ditch the outdated wedding traditions, and pave your own path? I'm 100% here for it, and I'm ready to highlight moments with an editorial eye.

embrace creativity

3.
NO.

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