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...

Fall Today, Holiday Music Tomorrow!

Fall Today, holiday music tomorrow! Now that fall is in the air, we are thinking of school starting, leaves turning and the weather changing- so obviously holiday music will be playing tomorrow in the stores! I thought it was only right to try to put a little light...

Our Family Photo Session

On Monday, my family did our family photo session. I actually ironed our clothes that everyone picked out so we would “go” with each other as I tell my clients. I am not the type of person that prefers families doing their sessions with matching white shirts and blue...

Come with me on my Blogging Journey!

Thank you for joining me on my adventure to BLOG!  I am Valerie, the owner and photographer of Images by Valerie, specializing in maternity, family, children, newborn and high school senior portraits here in Santa Barbara county.  I plan to reach out to you ever week...