Hey everyone! My name is Valerie Cook. I'm so glad that you visited my website.
My photography journey started when I was a kid. I attended a "camp" of sorts that was geared toward photography techniques, darkroom equipment and procedures, and a lot more. I borrowed my mom's Canon AE-1 for the camp. I absolutely loved every minute of it; and I've been hooked since then!
I love photographing just about anything. From people to pets to architecture to oddities of nature, I'll photograph it all!
One of my favorite things to photograph, though, is people. Whether it's a wedding or family session, I love the dynamics of the people that make the photos.
I really try to get to know my clients on a personal level. You aren't just hiring me to take photos. You're hiring me to capture a special moment in time. I take that very seriously.
I encourage all my clients to infuse their personalities into their sessions or event. The quirkier, the better!! Being involved in theatre my entire life (and teaching it for ten years) means I can really think outside the box. If you want a unique session or experience, you're going to get it with me!
If I had to describe my editing style, it would probably be "moody true to color". I like to keep the colors pure, with the twist of a moodier vibe. I do, however, edit to whatever style the client wishes; but I prefer to let the photo do the talking.