About Valerie - valeriecook

Hi, I'm Val! Thanks for visiting my website!


I am super excited about 2018 being here! This will be my 12th year doing weddings. Unbelievable to me, but I will do my 260th wedding this April. I LOVE weddings and the fact that each and every one is so different and unique!


Your wedding day should be the best day of your life!!   It is YOUR day and I am there to help make it happen the way you want and get the images that you want. More or less - it's all up to you!


Feel free to browse my galleries of work and check out the prices. I have decided to save us both time and post specific prices as well as my calendar so you can know what to expect. I love to be connected with my clients on facebook and I am always happy to tag whatever images to share with friends!


I was so tickled to be voted #1 in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Reader's Choice by the readers of the Herald & Review !!!!! I would like to thank each and every person who voted for me!


More about Weddings!!

I look forward to each wedding day with both excitement and nervousness, just ask my family, I drive them crazy with all of my wedding talk!
By the end of the wedding day, I am utterly exhausted, but CAN'T WAIT to get home to check out the images!!!! Where else can you get such a wide range of subjects in one day ? Emotions like tears and laughter (even at the same time!!!)
People from the oldest Grandmother to the newborn baby! It makes me feel humbled to have been a part of something so life altering and to get the chance to preserve it!!


A big part of documenting the special day is simply being in the right place at the right time. It's difficult to do this and also stay out of the way, but I do my best! I am always happy to take suggestions and I do ask for a list of the "Must Have" shots (especially for the formals) so there is a less of a chance of forgetting an important portrait.


My wedding prices are set as an all inclusive deal. The bride and groom will receive all edited images on a flashdrive. This way I am not the type of photographer who is hounding people to do particular pictures in hopes of selling more prints.


 It's the bride and groom's big day, so it's important to me to not cause them any more stress. They run the show!! By the end of the day, I usually feel like I have made a bunch of new friends!

I do work on my own, without an assistant, but I do my best to document the whole day. All images in my galleries were taken by me alone. Also, please be assured that even though I do work by myself, I have backups of all of my equipment. I either carry it with me, or have close by at all times in case I need it.
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