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 strive to capture candid moments and genuine connection. It is an absolute honor to preserve memories for others and to deliver 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 local parks with my kids, hiking pacific northwest trails and hanging out with my family.
Valerie Blake Photography is a licensed and insured business; you can have confidence that you are being taken care of by a true professional.