Portrait Investment Guide

Custom photography is a luxury and an investment.  It is about capturing those moments you want to return to and pass on to generations to come.


1. REVIEW THE PRICING: Please be sure to review investment guide with your partner before booking a session. This is an investment and I want to be sure all decision-makers are involved.

2. RESERVE THE DATE: Choose a date in the online calendar. Keep in mind nap and meal times when children will be in the photos.  We want to maximize happy time!

3. REVIEW THE TIPS: Follow tips and clothing suggestions for a smooth and fun session. Preparation is key. See suggestion guides below for session tips and clothing advice.

4. PHOTO SESSION: up to 90 minutes at an outdoor location in Solano County. I am happy to travel to San Fransisco, Napa or Sacramento for a travel fee.

5. VIEWING SESSION: 1-2 weeks after your session you’ll come to my home studio to view your final collection of finished images. You will select a package. Final payment is due at viewing session.

6. ORDER/DELIVERY: All products are custom made and take 2-3 weeks for production. Once your order is ready, we will notify you to schedule a pickup or delivery.

Why You Need Portraits

By booking a portraits session, you’ll walk away with more than just photos. You’ll walk away with memories captured in time.  You will be able to visit the past whenever you like. And trust me when I say, you’ll want to freeze these moments and you will treasure them down the road.

Family of 4 in martinez ca

“Valerie is hands down the best photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I have worked with her on family, maternity, newborn and holiday sessions for the past 5 years. She makes every experience pleasurable and makes you feel comfortable. She’s not afraid to listen to your wants and ideas and will bring her own as well. My kids just love her. Check her out, you won’t be disappointed.” MEGAN SORIANO


“Everything about my experience with Valerie was so simple and great! She did my senior photos for me and did a phenomenal job with everything from the shoot to communicating about my prints order. She’s a very talented photographer and is very prompt in responding to any questions, comments, or concerns. She also has some really great deals on her prints and other things such as announcement cards which makes the overall experience extremely affordable. I’m so thankful that I chose her to capture my special moments and I will definitely be contacting her in the future for future projects!” SARA BACHO