You Deserve to Celebrate Your Story

Fun, unique experience sessions created for you and your family
in Santa Barbara County




They grow up so fast

As a mom, I get it. Your focus is making sure your kids are taken care of, and you have your phone to catch the daily moments. But are you realizing you are missing in the images from these everyday moments?

  • Are you worried you don’t look like you did ten years ago?
  • Don’t have the right clothes?
  • Want to lose five more pounds?


Valerie was amazing! We were not an easy family to photograph with two toddlers, but she handled it with patience and grace. I was comfortable with her right away, and so were my kids (not an easy task).
We had an incredible experience. Valerie is kind, professional, and very talented. Our session was fun and exciting. She found beautiful locations for our photos, and we enjoyed it.
I was having trouble getting good professional photos of myself, and after going to Valerie, I ended up with quite a few I loved. You won’t be disappointed. She is there to help you document the lives of your loved ones in a very special way.


We Make It Simple



Schedule a quick call to learn more about you, and answer all your questions



I understand being in front of the camera may feel a little awkward. This is why we meet, get to know each other beforehand, and design a fun session for you and your family.



Let’s keep this easy too! During our in-person ordering session, I’ll help you select the best images and artwork that fits your home perfectly.

You should be in the picture too!

What is a movie without the main character? You can fill in the blank, but I think it leaves a lot of unanswered questions and is not that interesting. I am proud to be the person who gets mom in the story and creates images that you want to sit, look at the album and share the stories of your family. 

I notice and capture the quirks, personalities, and details that make someone in a family special to those close to them. Sessions are designed to be fun, interactive, and an experience full of play and laughter. 

Today and this year are windows in time we don’t get back, and it’s a privilege to be part of your story. I look forward to hearing more about your family and helping you create your legacy for your children.


Are you on the lookout for something a little different for your photo session? Images By Valerie offers special session types throughout the year to help capture your family (including your furry companions!) in truly memorable ways.

Weather it’s playing on the beach with Santa as snow drifts by, dancing between rain drops, sessions with friends or showcasing your pup, we offer a variety of ways to turn your photo session into a day of fun and play!

These unforgettable moments will make for gorgeous artwork in your home.


The next questions are how much will it cost, and when can you schedule a session.

I get it, trust me.  Not only do you want to leave with images you love, but it’s important to print them, so they can be enjoyed for years to come.

To see my pricing and learn more about how I can help you not only capture this moment in time, but preserve the memories for the future click the link below.


Hi, I am Valerie. I am a boutique photographer, Santa Barbara native, and, more importantly, a mom. This means I understand how important your kids are to you.

I have also found that as a mom, we are so busy capturing the moments and hiding behind our phone or camera that we end up missing from the family story we are creating to pass on to our children. And Face it- YOU, Mom, Are the main character in this story.

I have also found that having images of themselves on the wall brings a sense of pride and self-esteem to our children that is lost when the images only live on drives and phones.

Bringing families together through experience, fun, and laughter has helped make photography less like a job and more like adding to my extended family.

I’m excited to meet you and yours!