Valerie has always had a love of photography. As a teenager, she saved up my money and bought her first camera, a Minolta X-GA. She took that camera everywhere! Her photography career started when she received a digital SLR as a gift in 2004. She began shooting landscape images in local parks while walking her dogs, Blondie and Holly. After a few years and a few print sales, she started participating in local art festivals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Eventually she tried her hand at portrait photography and today, she is a full-time, full-service photographer based in Burlington County, NJ.
She loves animals and a large part of her photography passion is devoted to the world of animal/pet photography. In her spare time, she photographs homeless animals for several local rescues/shelters in order to increase their chances of being adopted. In 2012, she was accepted as a member of HeARTs Speak, a global network of animal photographers, artists, authors, graphic designers, and advocates who believe in the power of collaboration and dedicate their time and talent to improving and saving the lives of animals.
Her work has been seen in Local Living Magazine, Great Destinations, NJ, American Dog Magazine, the Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar and 2016 and 2017 editions of the Petco Foundation calendar. Although landscape photography was her first love and pet photography has become and remains a primary passion, she loves working with couples and families too and being part of capturing their treasured moments.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org