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Introduction: I’m your typical grad student who enjoys capturing the laughter and love between those you hold dearly. Frilly coffee, half-priced appetizers, and dogs are the way to my heart! It’s not even about the art of photography; I enjoy getting to know my clients, making them feel confident and beautiful, and giving them something to always look back to and smile. I currently am pursuing my doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy and am working on the Labor and Delivery unit at a local hospital. On top of that, I’m also in the Air Force! Photography has been a huge passion that that carried through my success and journey thus far. Don’t worry about posing or being camera shy! I purposely shoot outdoors or venues with lots of natural light because photos taken out of a studio are the most fun, natural, and you can be yourself! In addition to photography, I'm currently obtaining my doctorate degree at Presbyterian College and am serving in the United States Air Force. In my free time, I like to hang out with my dog Samson, binge watch Netflix, and edit pictures! My services are purposely budget friendly because I want everyone to be able to fill their homes with vibrant photographs and reminisce on the best days. I hope you relive the same feelings you felt the very day we took our pictures. I can’t wait to work with you and capture your greatest memories!

Hired 19 times

Serves Greenville, SC

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5 years in business

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Christina P.

Wedding and Event Photography

It was a joy to have Val as our wedding photographer this past week. Having a JUST US wedding, due to the pandemic, was a challenge, but Val's energy and spirit helped make up for the challenges we faced. Not only did she provide us with several pictures within a matter of a few hours after the event, she shared the rest of the pictures three days later. We were very lucky to have Val capture our moments on our special day and we can't wait to work with her again!
May 8, 2020
Priya N.

Wedding and Event Photography

Val was amazing, she took my engagement photos, and they turned out beautiful! She was great to work with too, very prompt and friendly!
Jan 30, 2020
Hallie R.

Wedding and Event Photography

She was great! Was well prepared with sample poses so you knew exactly how to stand and it made things move really fast and gave us lots of options of great back drops! She was very flexible with the scheduling and responded to all my messages promptly. This was our first photo shoot since our wedding and we were very impressed. Thank you for our beautiful pictures!
Dec 19, 2019
Kara B.

Engagement Photography

Val did a wonderful job with our engagement photos. She was also very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend her to anybody needing a photographer for events!
Sep 28, 2019
Brena M.

Wedding and Event Photography

For starters- I have worked with MANY photographers of all prices, but I wanted to stay on a budget and needed someone fairly quickly... Val communicated with me on a call from the moment I requested her. She worked with me for a time frame that would fit her schedule, and was accommodating to our times as well. When she arrived for our wedding, she jumped right in and began getting some great shots! Her photographs were good quality and she knew exactly the placement for everyone for the posed family shots. She was easy to work with, professional, and even showed us to a great spot nearby our venue to get more photos! I would definitely hire her again!
May 17, 2019
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Valerie Phan


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

    I am very straight forward with my prices and all of my packages are customizable. I do free engagement shoots with a booking (and deposit) of a wedding session.

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

    I ask them what they are looking for, discuss the details, give them a quote, and then take a 50% deposit and a signed contract to secure and book their date.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Photography has always interested me. I have taken photography classes in high school​ and in college. The thought of being able to capture something and physically hold onto it forever was so special to me. I want to be able to do that for my clients.

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