Thank you for stopping by! Whether you’re here to get more information on booking your own Kalispell photography session or just to see the sweet photos of all the babies, mamas, and families, you’re welcome here!
I'm Valerie. I'm a wife and a mom to three amazing kids, including twins! We relocated from Idaho to Montana in Summer 2021 and have loved our adventures here thus far.
I'm a creative soul by nature from home DIYs to crafting. I believe that painting is cathartic, though I'm talking walls, cabinets, etc. because I can't paint a picture to save my life, and I'm addicted to learning new skills, like my 2020 adventure into knitting (and then quickly moving on to something new)! The process of creating art is what drew me to photography and 90% of my time is spent behind the scenes, obsessing over your photos in the editing process. I love photos that are full of life and emotion so my favorite images are almost always the "imperfect" ones.
When I'm not behind a camera, you'll most likely find me chasing after my kids, tackling DIY projects at home, maybe knitting bonnets for newborn photos, or on an adventure with my family! Thank you for considering me to go on this adventure with you and your family!
If only I could freeze this moment in time, if only I could keep them this little. I think every parent has had these thoughts at some point. That's why I love photography. We get to hit the pause button on life and hold onto those beautiful moments we never want to forget.
This is my favorite photo of my children. I printed it in poster size and hung it on my living room wall. To some, that might be weird, because you can't even see their faces. But to us, it's a perfect depiction of their personalities. From running around in diapers, because wearing clothes was so out of style, to my oldest playing the mom role, wrangling her brother and sister in, my son's military perfect stance and his twin sister's opposite in every way, defiance and refusal to put those little feet together. When I look at this image, I see them. And that's just what I want to capture for you.
There is no event too small to photograph. From sleeping babies with their tiny newborn toes to wobbly sitters to those adorably dirty hands and feet playing in the sunshine, every moment and memory is valuable. I know this so well and it's what inspires me to document those moments for others.
Life isn't perfect and your photos don't have to be either. Let me obsess over the details and you just enjoy your family. Real life is chaotic and beautiful. So if your kids are crying or refuse to smile, don't stress because those moments are real and I'm here to document your family just as you are.
You created a beautiful family, now let me help you show them off!