Hello, my name is Valerie. I am from Sacramento, CA and reside in Vallejo. I am the eldest of 4 children and the eldest cousin. My role being the eldest was looking after or caring for the youngsters in the family. Throughout my life thus far, in any family event or situation where kids are involved, children will gravitate towards me. I am a mom of a 13 year old. I have assisted in the classroom at the elementary school where my daughter attended. Before my daughter, I babysat for many years, then later was a nanny for a year for a military family I knew from my church.
My educational background supports my interest in the medical field- a road I decided not to take. However, I graduated with a degree in Natural Science and Mathematics which I was going to use to transfer to Kaiser Allied Health Science for a degree as an X-ray technician. Since I changed my direction, I found my passion during the pandemic and I started my own business as a photographer and videographer which allows me to travel in and out of state. I have now been able to incorporate my passion with my love for children taking family portraits, newborn sessions, cake smash for that first year, sibling pictures, and holiday portraits. My favorite ages to work with are newborn to 3 years when they are developing the fastest and when learning is so precious to watch.