time can stand still

Real people, sharing real moments.

I've spent the last 8 years perfecting the craft of pausing life's fleeting moments and I am honored you're here. I've developed my style around the desire to make you completely comfortable and confident throughout your guided lifestyle photography experience. As needed, I will guide you where to hold, where to look, when to emote joy or unleash that fire, and the rest will naturally unfold. We will laugh and we will be still - taking in the moment and elements around us. I hope to meet you soon <3

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Your SWFL Beach Photographer


Born and raised in Naples, Florida and having since moved to south Ft. Myers/Estero, this Florida girl is obsessed with sunsets, saltwater and sand. I primarily shoot locally between Naples and Ft. Myers but Marco Island up through Sanibel and Captiva Island are options as well.


The beach feels like home, it's my happy place.

the story so far

Welcome....

My name is Valerie. I’m 35 years old, a self-taught photographer, iced latte lover, sunshine seeker, wife and mom of 2.

Crazy but true...my husband and I have been together since we were 13. We have molded each other into the passion-chasing humans we are today and I wouldn't have it any other way.

In 2020, my business grew beyond my wildest dreams. Florida became a vacationers hotspot throughout the pandemic and the leads just kept pouring in - and I said yes to 99% of them because I LOVE what I do.
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Davis & Sylvia

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