HEY, I'm Valeria

PRONOUNCED VUH-LAIR-EE-YUH, BUT MOST PEOPLE CALL ME VAL

I’m a photographer based in Tacoma, Washington and the surrounding areas, I love to explore and go on local adventures with clients who become friends!

To put it simply, I love to put love on display. Providing a visual of the sparks and sacred moments between lovers has innately become my absolute jam. I’m so grateful I get to spend time making your memories timeless and I feel so lucky everyday that I get to meet incredible people while doing what I love.


MY PHOTOGRAPHY STORY

Ironically, photography has not always been a dream of mine. As a matter of fact, 2016 was the first time I used a camera other than the ones on our smartphones. Giving birth to my daughter, in a way, birthed something in me that I had no idea was even there. All I wanted to do at that point was create and remember as many precious moments with her as I could, so I picked up my husband’s old Nikon camera and began doing exactly that.

At the time, my husband Dalton was a Marine and we lived in California. From there, we moved to North Carolina where we had our vibrant little boy in 2020. It wasn’t until Dalton left the military and we moved back to Washington that year that I realized… maybe, just maybe, this hobby of mine could become more than what it was. What I did not realize, though, was just how impactful picking up that camera would be on me personally in the years to come.

Grasping the reality that I had the ability to create such treasured memories for others, I began taking photos of my close friends and family “just because” and sharing the fun for others to see. This quickly turned into people requesting MY “work” for them and their moments, and I was honestly shocked at how much traction my pictures were gaining. It is safe to say I’ve completely fallen in love with delivering candid, priceless moments to my clients, that they can cherish and look back on forever.

meeting new people

curating intentional vibes

organic connections

stillness + calm

creating everlasting memories

meeting new people

curating intentional vibes

organic connections

stillness + calm

creating everlasting memories

meeting new people

curating intentional vibes

organic connections

stillness + calm

creating everlasting memories

meeting new people

curating intentional vibes

organic connections

stillness + calm

creating everlasting memories

meeting new people

curating intentional vibes

organic connections

stillness + calm

creating everlasting memories

WHY I DO WHAT I DO?

“I had such a great experience 
with Valeria during the shoot!”

“I had maternity photos taken by Valeria and first, I cannot express how  much I cherish these photos, but second, I had such a great experience  with Valeria during the shoot! She was my hype girl and such a sweetheart to talk to. Her turnaround time was super quick too, 11/10  experience with Valeria!!”

- Devin B

“I LOVED SHOOTING WITH HER”

10/10 recommend Valeria! Her work is phenomenal. She pays attention to detail and creates beautiful pictures. She truly is gifted. I loved shooting with her! Reach out to her for your next shoot- you will not be disappointed!

- Jasmine O

“SHE HAS AN EYE FOR CAPTURING
ALL LOVE AND EMOTIONS”

Valeria was so fun and comfortable to work with!!! She has an eye for capturing all the love and emotions, and creates magic within each of her photos. You can tell she has a passion for what she does. 10/10 would recommend!

- Tia H

Love Letters