BIOGRAPHY

Just a wee bit about myself...
Valerie or Val, I'll answer to either one.

I have been shooting professional since 2008 in the Rochester, NY area.

I graduated with a degree in Photography and Sculpture, so my passion has always been around art. Even dabble in painting every now and then.

The big yellow box (Kodak) was my home for many years, 14 to be exact. Digital camera service engineer was my title for the majority of that time. I got to play with with some of the very first digital cameras ever made, very cool by the way.

I chose to eject from the yellow box. It took me many years to crank the handle to get enought tension to finally POP out into the free world to explore my options.

Options, yes, options. More time to pursue my dream job, something that I love and enjoy.

I decided to join some cool organizations to learn more: PPA, NAPP, and ASMP.

Started a group to encourage others to shoot and learn more about creating images. Check it out and join us: Exposing Light, on Facebook.

Some of the things that inspire me:

The smell of the ocean.
The sound of my snowboard cutting throught fresh groomed cords first thing in the morning.
The muscle pain from a great ride in the woods.
Watching my two young jedi padewans growing up way too fast.
The support and love from my husband.

I love to capture images, moments really. The chaos of real life (or the bruises, in the case of my two young jedi and their light sabers.)