These are the elements that inspire me as an artist. I try to imagine what it would be like to step into a painting, where the skies burst to life with color and you can almost feel the warmth of the summer sun. This is what I hope to convey through photos. But my ultimate hope is that you will feel free to be you, and that we can create the images you've been dreaming of in any environment. These photos are not about the perfect clothing or the perfect view; they're about capturing you, your family, and your moments.  

I'm so happy you're here! I'm a former desert girl who fell in love with the mountains, a mom of three (including twins), and I'm so obsessed with skies that even my kids point out every photo worthy sunset! 

"I dream my painting, and I paint my dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

Hi! I’m valerie

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light. color. moments. connection. magic.

1. starbucks mochas

2. true crime podcasts

3. red poppy bakery (the best gf bread!)

4. my family

When you book a session with me, I want you to find yourself getting lost in the moment...stand in awe of the mountains, feel small beneath the big sky, or simply gaze at the innocence of your newborn baby.

Let's make something magical together.

Things I can’t live without

Photos taken by Lindsey Deardorff Photography

(in no particular order 😉)