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You deserve gorgeous portraits of yourself and your family to proudly share and display, and a professional, stress-free experience. You can trust I've got you... from planning, to providing styling advice and a gorgeous wardrobe you can borrow, to capturing your family's natural connection and selecting your final photos. We'll collaborate on every detail and tell your family's story in an authentic and genuine way. I'm so excited to hear from you and learn more about your family. 

am so glad you're here! As a mom, I know the challenge of finding a photographer you can trust with your family's memories. You're in the right place! I've created modern, timeless, portraits for 100s of pregnant mamas, newborns, babies, children and families across the Triangle area for more than 20 years! It's truly my passion and calling. 


Your RALEIGH, NC Family & Motherhood Photographer

Hi, I'm Val

FOR Families WHO




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specializing in maternity, newborn and family photography since 2002

Newborn & milestones
children & Family

Timeless • Modern • Heirlooms

You deserve  gorgeous photos of yourself and your family, heirloom portraits you will be proud to display and share. From planning your portrait session to selecting your final  images and artwork, I'll provide you with professional service and support through every step. Plus, we'll have fun and create beautiful art along the way.

Val is one of the kindest, most empathetic humans I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. These traits extend so beautifully into her work as a photographer...immediately putting you at ease the second you step into her warm and inviting studio, leaving the client feeling comfortable and cared for. This translates into quality shots that make her work worth every penny of your investment.  

Motherhood session


First of all, I need to express how absolutely beautiful the pictures are.... Val, they are amazing. You managed to capture not only her expressions, but her sparkle and that little inner spirit that we see in her eyes everyday. Chris and I are so grateful to you that we will always have these pictures. The most difficult part will be trying to choose!!! I honestly do not know how we will do it! You did a magnificent job!!!! ... I literally cried.

portrait Session


Val has taken beautiful pictures of both my children and now my granddaughter. She works with you to have an idea of what you’re looking for and is very patient with toddlers. She is down to earth yet professional.

milestone Session


Oh my God... I CAN'T EVEN SPEAK RIGHT NOW. Just want to tell you how AMAZING the pictures are. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. You truly are blessed with such talent. 

milestone Session


Val has done our newborn and one year old photos and they are stunning! We’ve done photos in her studio and also met her for photos at the arboretum. Both experiences were wonderful from start to finish, the pictures were amazing and Val herself is a fabulous human! She definitely goes above and beyond for her clients.

newborn Session


Absolutely stunning! You captured the best of both children. We are going to have a tough time choosing. I am so glad that I decided to do this and a big thanks to Jennifer for recommending you. The children had a wonderful time, too.

family Session


Thanks again for the wonderful pictures. I look at them everyday and can't believe how beautiful they are. After sharing my on line proof gallery and sending out the birth announcement, I received phone calls from friends and family who were honestly teary eyed from the tenderness you were able to capture. You really do have the gift of photography.

newborn Session


The Christmas pictures you took of Taylor are wonderful! You captured the very essence of Taylor's personality. Every single person (literally) that saw them said that they were the best photographs they had seen. Your work is more than just photography; it is truly artistic brilliance. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

christmas mini Session


Thank you so much for the pictures. You are so talented, when I watched the slideshow I was sobbing because you were able to capture Ian so well. I am so thankful to you for the memories you have given us. I will treasure these pictures forever and ever. Thank you again so much, I can't tell you enough what these pictures mean to me.

family Session


I loved the professional headshots Val made for me. She made the entire experience welcoming and efficient. She certainly has an eye for color and details that I needed for quality digital content. I will be using these on all my profiles and professional profiles going forward. 

headshot session


Val does fabulous work. I love my photos. Very timely and great at keeping me updated.

headshot session


I can't recommend Val highly enough! She is fun to work with, genuinely kind and takes gorgeous photos. She makes the process easy and enjoyable. 

branding session



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