Van Valen Photography
in your backyard, or around the world


I shot my first wedding in 1998, and have seen a lot changes in the past 20 years. I love how much more personal and intimate weddings have become - with lots of bold colors, non-traditional wedding parties, and memorable, unique vows. I choose to only shoot a handful of weddings every year, and I can really focus on your event, your photos, and your experience.

Your wedding is important, but when the party is over what remains is your marriage, your memories, and your photos. Your photos should be a priority. With me, they are.

Every wedding is unique, regardless of where it happens. To best serve you, let's talk about your event in detail so I can give you a custom quote. An elopement with a handful of people on a Friday afternoon in October is a very different event than 100 guests on a Saturday night in July!

Weddings start at $2,000 USD. Elopements start at just $1,000.

  • Your wedding package starts with an engagement session. (FYI: I have yet to meet a hubby-to-be who knows what that is.) The engagement session is important because it gives us a chance to really bond. I learn more about you as a couple, I learn how to show you in your best light, and you learn how I work.
  • On your wedding day you get me (and with a larger event I bring a professional second shooter I work with as-needed). You get my years of experience, and helping hand as-needed (yes! I know how to pin on a boutonnière and how to bustle a dress!). Not to mention, my humor and encouragement are part of the package.
  • Immediately after your wedding day you receive a couple of sneak-peeks to share on social media (and to show you how awesome you both looked!).
  • Next you'll receive a gallery of fully-edited, full size images. You'll also receive a beautiful custom thumb drive of all of your edited files, and I'll design a gorgeous flush-mount album that is hand-made here in the US (you have a choice of a leather or a vegan-friendly cover). You'll always have a beautiful keepsake of The Big Day.
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