Capturing Your Everyday Moments

  How Are you?  How have you adjusted your day to day? As a business that works closely with my clients- I have made a lot of changes.  But life goes on with everyone!  Babies are born, Everyone is graduating or moving on to the next step in their lives and...

New Month, New Start! Happy July!

Happy July to you, it’s a new month and I’m ready for a new start. What does the 1st day of a new month say to you?⁣⁣Today is July 1st as I type this. I am excited because I mentally perceive the turn of the calendar as a new start. We learned so much from June on a...

Capturing the Now! Create memories!

Do you celebrate the big moment or make big of the little moments? Many photographers have been drawn to photography as a profession because there are no images of them growing up. Either they were not the first child and their milestones weren’t documented or it just...

Baby Bump to Little One

One of the biggest regrets I hear from new parents is not getting their maternity pictures done or scheduled their newborn session before their baby was born. I get calls and emails asking for newborn sessions when their baby is a month or even three months old...

Love and Loss

Love and Loss…this evening I wanted to take a moment to honor a family friend and show support for their family. One of my favorite sessions is maternity and getting to know the mommy and daddy to be and getting to become part of their family for a few months,...

Christmas Spirit

I am in the Christmas Spirit, although I usually am but now is the time it is acceptable to those around me to hear me sing Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.  I wanted to quickly catch up on my blogging because it is a week and a half till Christmas!  This is my favorite...

Cake Smash Fun

Recently a friend of mine’s son was turning one and I was given the opportunity to have cake smash fun!  For those that don’t know, a cake smash (I have several examples on my pinterest page) is a time when you can dress up your son or daughter, or just...

Non Profit Events

Non Profit events are wonderful to be asked to be involved with.  As a photographer with The Tiny Footprints Project, I have been invited by families to photograph their babies in the NICU of hospitals.  I have been able to photograph events for CAMA and SEE...

Newborn Lifestyle, Santa Barbara Family

I decided today to write about my new newborn lifestyle sessions.  One of my favorite sessions is Maternity to shoot.  I was fortunate enough to have such a wonderful first time expecting family to welcome me into their lives and capture these moments for them.  We...

It’s my Self Portrait Time!!

It’s my self portrait time! After relaunching this new website, I needed a better picture for my About Valerie page. Images by Valerie landscapes will be on exhibit and the opening is on October 18th at Spa Escape, so I needed a photo of me to hang with my...