I am a sentimental person by nature so photography has always appealed to me. My interest evolved into a passion my sophomore year of high school when I signed up for a class. My dad bought me a vintage 35mm camera and I immediately fell in love. I spent countless hours developing film in the darkroom at school and a local teen center. From that point on, I knew that photography was going to be a special part of me. I pursued a major in media and communication at the University of Washington. I was most drawn to visual communication and the arts so many of my classes revolved around photography and video production. I graduated in 2016 with summa cum laude honors.
Shortly after, I decided to start my own business. I love sharing spaces with others and documenting their lives. I have found my bliss photographing the moments that truly matter. I always strive to capture candid shots and genuine connection. I love for my clients to see themselves through my eyes, the beauty that lies in the way their kids laugh when they tickle them, or the way they light up at their partners touch. It is an absolute honor to preserve memories as well as deliver custom art that can be passed down for generations.
When I am not behind the lens, you can find me treasure hunting in thrift stores and antique shops, exploring parks, tending my orchids, hiking pacific northwest trails and snuggling my kids. I love coffee and a good laugh, but most of all I love that this is what I get to do.
Valerie Blake Photography is a licensed and insured business; you can have confidence that you are being taken care of by a true professional.