About the name:
Valentia means courage and bravery in Italian. The name is inspired by my great-great grandma Josephine, who was brave enough to emigrate here from Italy. That was her story. My dream is to capture the stories of those courageous enough to share.
Thank you for taking time to learn more about me. It is so important to me that your photographer fits your personality and stylistic preferences. Take a look around, and if you decide that we are a good fit, contact me to set up a complimentary consultation!
I graduated from the University of Oregon in March 2017 where I honed my story-telling skills and met the love of my life, Scott. We moved to Vancouver WA, and it is such a dream come true for me to continue living in the beautiful PNW! Scott and I got married September 15, 2017 and the hustle and bustle of the wedding planning and the day-of gave me a whole new appreciation for all my clients. That's why I decide to have strong relationships with my clients, so I can help them along this crazy wedding-planning journey. I've wiped away (well, carefully dabbed - so we don't smear the makeup!) plenty of tears from frustrated bride's eyes, and I've been known to take 9pm phone calls to discuss wedding veil lengths or engagement session locations. I love being there for my clients. This is a crazy exciting time, and I enjoy helping you celebrate it! When I have time to myself, you can catch me either riding my horse, Livia, snuggling my pup, Bo, or watching sports with my hubby.
What gets me excited about what I do is capturing the shot, the moment, the emotion that is 100% you. To get this magical shot, I have the privilege of getting to know you, which is absolutely my favorite part about being a photographer.