Valerie Joy Photography
Valerie Joy Photography

Valerie Joy Photography

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Introduction: I have been obsessed with photography since I was 11 years old! It has taken me to all 50 USA states, 30 countries and 5 continents. My passion is capturing the depth of my client's personalities and the emotions that go into life's beautiful moments. I enjoy using my silly, energetic, and easy-going personality to make my client laugh. It's been my greatest joy to have started this photography business. My team and I will ensure that you have the best experience possible because a photoshoot with me is always a joyful and fun experience!

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2 employees

2 years in business

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Credit card, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram

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39 photos

  • Surprise Proposal on Camelback Mountain

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and punctuality.

Exceptional 5.0

9 reviews


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Thumbtack Customer

We were just AMAZED with Valerie! She did an excellent job with our cake photoshoot. We loved our photos and how they look on our website. What a great experience! We highly recommend Valerie to anyone who's looking for a good and creative food photographer. She will definitely make your business shine with her amazing pictures.
May 31, 2021
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Eric M.

Valerie is an extremely honest and kind person with very good photography skills. She has taken pictures for me on multiple occasions and all the pictures have been wonderful.
May 11, 2021
Hannah S.

Let me start off by saying that I hate getting my picture taken. I always feel self conscious and I feel like nothing's worse than a fake smile. This was always the case until I got this photoshoot anniversary gift from my husband. Valerie has the greatest personality which put me at ease right away. She has an amazing eye for detail and does a great job guiding you into poses. Her passion for photography is evident from the moment you first meet her and her willingness to go above and beyond in order to create a memorable experience sets her apart from other photographers I have worked with in the past. I LOVE how my pictures turned out and I am for sure returning to Valerie next time I need some shots done. Thank you Valerie for this experience!
May 11, 2021
Thumbtack Customer

My mum and I scheduled an steampunk themed photo session in April with Valerie about 2weeks before huge milestone in me and my mother life and couldn't be happier with the results! We had the outfits and location already planned out. She loved the idea and executed the shoot beautifully. Prices were beyond reasonable. Her and her assistant were professional and made us feel very comfortable and we made them laugh throughout the hour. One week turn around time & ABSOLUTELY LOVED how the pictures came out! I would highly recommend Valerie to anyone who wants great pictures and session!
Apr 28, 2021
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Thumbtack Customer

Valerie was an EXCELLENT photographer and far exceeded my expectations! She took my graduation photos on campus and was amazing! She scouted the campus the day before and suggested we arrived early to beat some of the other photographers to some of the key spots for pictures. She was great at giving commands for what I should do with my hands, body, etc. and had different lenses for different shots. I loved how she would compliment me at times during the shoot or make me laugh to get those candid moments. Her passion for photos really shines through during a shoot and it is amazing to work with her! 12/10!!
Apr 14, 2021
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Valerie Mcdonnell


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I break everything down really clearly in my invoice.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I love what I do and because of that I put my all into each and every photo session. I spend a significant amount of time prior to the photoshoot on planning. I like to get to know my clients and figure out what they are looking for in the photoshoot. I then customize the location and my photoshoot flow for each one of my client. No two weddings are the same. No two photoshoots are the same. Everyone is so different and I love to highlight the uniqueness of each individual personality that I get to work with. My photoshoots usually start out with some formal poses and then we loosen up and start to have fun. The goal of every photoshoots to have a blast! I have yet to fail to make my a client laugh. My absolute love and joy for photography is very obvious haha. I absolutely love showing my client how beautiful they truly are! Each package comes with a certain amount of high resolution photos that are delivered in their own personalized gallery. From the gallery they can easily download the high resolution images, share them to social media, buy prints and other printed material (such as wall art, greeting cards, albums, picture books etc).

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have taken multiple posing classes, lighting classes. I also have apprenticed and worked as a wedding photographer for George Street Photo and Video.

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