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We'll collaborate on every detail and tell your professional story with powerful and on-brand imagery that truly speaks to and connects with your audience in an authentic and genuine way. I'm so excited to hear from you and get started on telling your story!

am so glad you're here! As a business owner and professional, myself, I know the challenges you face in creating a unique identify that stands out. I'm experienced and skilled in producing authentic and professional images that will define who you are and give your prospective audience an understanding of what you do. I've been working with professionals across the Triangle area for more than 20 years! It's truly my passion and calling.


Your RALEIGH, NC headshot and branding Photographer

Hi, I'm Val

When consistency matters, I'll bring the studio to you for professional and stress-free headshots for the entire team! Choose a studio backdrop so all new hires can easily add their headshot, or we can utilize your workplace as the background. Contact me for a custom quote based on your needs.

corporate and team headshot Photos

for  business owners,
professionals, creatives

The Headshot &  Branding Experience

What will we showcase? Your brand's story! Every branding session is completely customized based on your needs. As a business owner myself, with over 20 years of experience, I know the challenges you face in creating a unique identity that stands out and helps you connect with your audience. We'll consult ahead of time to strategize and brainstorm the best approach to reaching your dream clients, as well as collaborate with other creatives who may also be working on your brand. Hate being in front of the camera? Don't worry! Your session will be relaxed and stress free, as I prompt you through every pose. If you’re in need of photos for sales pages, email funnels, or online ads, headshots, your website or a book cover, we’ll talk through it all. You'll walk away from your session with a curated collection of content that will  compliment and define your brand, your message, and your aesthetic. Let's do this!

content for your brand


The first step is to reach out. I want to hear your story! Tell me about yourself and your brand?  What are your fears about this process? What are you envisioning? Let's talk so we can ensure there is availability. I only take on a limited number of sessions so each client receives the time she/he deserves. 

1. Say Hello

Studio images are taken in my Apex, NC boutique studio, and I also offer sessions on location throughout the Triangle. If you're not sure which you'd like, we can talk through what you're envisioning, and I can always suggest the best type of session and locations for you. Once we've nailed down the location, date, and time, I'll send over my client contract and your invoice for the retainer fee, which covers my time with you and reserves your session appointment. I'll also provide a questionnaire so I can get to know you better and help plan the most perfect headshot or branding session.

2. Schedule it

And now the planning begins! We'll collaborate to bring your session to life. We'll talk about your vision and how you plan to utilize your images: website, social media, print ads, funnels, etc. I'll provide more information and resources for locations, styling, hair, and make up. I'll be here to answer all your questions in the weeks and days leading up to your session appointment. I'm also available to collaborate with other creatives and colleagues on your design team. 

3. Planning it

Here we go! I'll gently guide, prompt, and direct you to ensure you're feeling comfortable and relaxed, all while showcasing you and your brand. I take special care to provide easy to follow directions for the most flattering posing, and am constantly thinking of ways we can help you stand out from the rest! I have photographed hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, creatives, and professionals. You can trust you're in great hands. 

4. Your Session

Within about a week you'll receive a gallery of proofs from your session that will blow you away. You'll select your favorites and choose your digitals. It's all up to you! You'll only purchase what you love, and have the option of ordering from the online gallery or working with me to make your image selections. From there, I'll edit your images to perfection and get everything delivered to you in a timely manner.

5. Your Photographs

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The headshot &
branding process



basic headshots


collection ii

20 High Resolution Digital JPG Images
Hand edited to perfection
Commercial Print Release
Private Online Gallery of 30+ images from which to choose your favorites
60-90 minute session
Zoom Planning Appointment
Studio and/or on location


Q: So, What's the price?

A: it's all up to you.

collection iii

All the High Resolution Digital JPG Images
Hand edited to perfection
Commercial Print Release
Private Online Gallery of 50+ images which are all yours to download
1.5-3 hr session
In person or zoom Planning Appointment
Studio and/or on location


collection i

8 High Resolution Digital JPG Images
Hand edited to perfection
Commercial Print Release
Private Online Gallery of 20 images from which to choose your favorites
45 minute session
Zoom Planning Appointment
Studio or on location




essential headshots




professional headshot pricing

Select Your personal business branding collection

Stand out and Make an enduring first impression with a professional headshot!
it's is your quick introduction and warm welcome to your audience.
i offer an efficient and professional experience, and will create powerful images that speak to who you are and what you offer.


additional digitals, artwork & products available after the session. Quarterly and monthly accounts are available - contact me for pricing.

10 minutes - 1 outfit
1 backdrop
1 high res jpg - Hand edited to perfection
5 images from which to choose

Up to 30 minutes - 1-2 outfits 1-2 backdrops
2  high res jpg - Hand edited to perfection
10 images from which to choose
Style Guide

Up to 60 minutes - 2-4 outfits  2-3 backdrops
3 high res jpg - Hand edited to perfection
15 images from which to choose
Style Guide and pre-session Style Guide
Option to add on hair/make-up

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


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


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

headshot session


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



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