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Valerie Terranova Photography
Valerie Terranova Photography

Valerie Terranova Photography

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Introduction: Hi, I'm Valerie. I've spent over a decade acting in film and theater, and use my experience as a visual storyteller to enliven all of my photography work. When we work together, I bring obsessive passion for capturing the perfect, expressive image that represents you, your company, or your brand in a way that will stand out and elicit emotions and feelings. But what's just as important to me is bringing a positive, fun, relaxed and professional energy to every shoot. If you are a portrait or headshot client, we'll have fun hanging out and getting to know each other, which will help get you the most authentic images for your marketing. If we are working on an event or other project, I'll bring positivity and professionalism to the environment so you can focus on the work you have to do, knowing your photographer will help keep things fun, not add to your stress! Whatever the shoot, I bring a balance of technical expertise, spontaneity, and positivity to every environment to make sure we get the best results for YOU.

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Hired 53 times

15 similar jobs done near you

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3 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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All year

Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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82 photos

  • Engagement

    Wedding and Event Photography

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

Exceptional 5.0

50 reviews


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Kate C.

Portrait Photography

We loved our experience with Valerie. She was professional, easygoing, and the pictures turned out amazing! She photographed our small wedding ceremony outdoors. I'd highly recommend Valerie for any event or occasion.
Aug 24, 2020
Pamela P.

Wedding and Event Photography

Valerie was wonderful. We had our ceremony under the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO. She met us there and snapped a few photos of the ceremony itself. She was awesome and respectful while our officiant ran the ceremony, and then we had her take us around to some cool spots in the area for photos. She had a great eye for what would look good and posed us in a bunch of different spots. She was also SUPER accommodating with certain photos or ideas that we had for some shots. Long story short, she was perfect. I couldn’t stop raving about her and how positive and supportive she was the whole time. She honestly felt like a friend. But like, a super talented friend. Couldn’t recommend her more highly.
Feb 28, 2021
Nitya C.

Wedding and Event Photography

Valerie did an outstanding job with my wedding pictures. She's very pleasant to work with & my husband & I had a lovely time getting clicked on our wedding day (1/10/21). We have received so many great compliments on the pictures. We got several clicks in the 1 hour she spent on us. So many memories to cherish for a lifetime. I would totally recommend Valerie to anyone who's looking for great quality pictures!!!
Jan 20, 2021
Elizabeth R.

Portrait Photography

We are so glad we booked with Valerie! She was so nice and captured exactly what I envisioned for our family photos. She got so many beautiful and timeless shots and she was so patient with my energetic two year old lol. I also loved that she was able to capture some candid shots of my little wild child. I can't recommend her enough and we look forward to working with her for all of our family photo ops.
Dec 21, 2020
Sydney B.

Engagement Photography

Valerie did an absolutely incredible job with our engagement pictures. She responded promptly to all of our inquiries, had great availability, and provided stunning photographs. We could not be more thrilled with the whole experience!
Nov 17, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Event and Wedding fees include an average of 60-100 images deliver per hour of active shooting, sent in an edited, high resolution, fully downloadable gallery. Galleries are delivered within 7 days or less (2 weeks for weddings), with a variety of packages available foe expedited delivery depending on your needs. Basic portrait sessions include one retouched photo, with the option to add more and build up custom packages for teams, etc.

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

    It's super important for me to understand my clients, what their vision is, and what they care about deeply so we can capture exactly what they need, whether it's memories of a special day or branding for a product or service.

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

    I have spent years learning on the job working with vetted professionals and photography companies who do high end weddings, major corporate gigs, and more. All of this was amazing, real-life, on the job training from professionals, which help me master my technique as well as develop my own style and vision for the work I do with my own company.

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