Invest with Portraits by Valerie

When you purchase from Portraits by Valerie, you are not just purchasing digital files or paper. You are investing in timeless pieces of art that you will cherish for years to come. These will be tangible items you can pass down for generations to come.

I love digital files just as much as the next person, but prints and products are so important. They never become obsolete.

I specialize in working with H.S. Seniors, Families and Newborns.

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All packages include up to 1 hour of shooting on location or in the studio for newborns or cake smash 25 final high-resolution edited images, full print rights, 5×7 Album Block with your favorite 10 mounted prints, online gallery to view and select from with option to order prints.  Payment plans are available.


portrait package $350

family | children | maternity | senior | engagement | headshot | cake smash

Ask about my August/September H.S. Senior Special –

newborn package $450

up to 3 hours of shooting in my home studio with use of my wraps, blankets, baskets, props and headbands. This includes the 5×7 photo block with 10 mounted images or a 6×6 photo book.

belly & baby package $700

includes both the maternity and newborn session & your choice of a 6×6 album that includes maternity and newborn photos or two 5×7 Album Blocks with 10 mounted images from each session.

the first year package $1000 add $200 for maternity

includes newborn, 6 months, and the first-year session, your choice of three album blocks with 10 mounted images from each session or an 8×8 album with selected newborn, 6 month and first-year images.

Mini sessions will be offered in the Spring and Fall at discounted rates. Be sure to sign up for the emails or join the Portraits by Valerie Facebook VIP group.

Weddings – I do only a handful of weddings a year. Please click here to view portfolio and submit a request for a quote.


How do I go about booking a session?
It’s really easy to book a session with me! Just send me an email through the contact tab, (at end of the details)  and we will get you set up! A session retainer is required to hold your date.

How far ahead do I need to book?
I book typically 2 months ahead, and even sooner during the Christmas season. If you are expecting, I highly suggest booking as early as possible. I do maternity sessions between 28-36 weeks of pregnancy, and newborn sessions are best done between 4-14 days.

Who’s your clientele?
My client can really be anyone, but it’s anyone that’s willing to get out of the norm. I am the perfect fit for a family, a high school senior, or the couple willing to embrace the moment. I am the photographer for the clients that are willing to go on a whim, and just go with the flow of the moment. I will be the right photographer for the client wanting something different, and relaxed. Someone who values perhaps the traditional, but can also bend the rules and go and try new things.

What do I need to do to book?
A retainer is required at the time of booking.

Do you offer any discounts? Payment plans?
I offer mini sessions during Spring and Fall on specific dates. To be the first to hear about the dates, join the Portraits by Valerie VIP group on Facebook and sign up to receive emails. I do offer payment plans, just ask and we can discuss payments that fit your budget. I understand that photography is an investment, and I want to make sure that I can cater photography needs easily. I also do offer a loyalty discount f 10% for returning clients.

How long does a session last?
up to an hour for regular sessions and newborns are 2-3 hours.

How many photos do we get in a session?
I will present 30-50 unedited images in your gallery. You will choose the images then I will edit the purchased images.

How long does it take to receive our images?
Your proof gallery will be ready 3 business days after your session. You will have one week to choose your images for purchase and then I will edit them and return to the online gallery for you to download with in 10 days after you have chosen your images.

 Ready too book or have questions?  Complete the form below and I will get back to you with in 48 hours