I'm Valerie Joy McDonnell. I own & run this little operation, and I’m happy you’ve stopped by!

I'm a photographer, a registered nurse, a margarita mixologist, a nature lover, a soccer player, a frequent flyer, and a big adventurer!

This love for adventure has taken me to over 30 countries across 5 continents and I also been to all 50 states!

I firmly believe no adventure or dream is too big and I am determined to do everything I can to capture all the beautiful moments life has to offer.

 My love for photography started when my grandma gave me my first Kodak 110 camera when I was 11 years old!

My energetic, easy-going personality mixed with the joy I feel capturing your special moments tend to make my photoshoots feel fun and playful.

I hope we get to meet, and I’m honored you’re considering Valerie Joy Photography for your photography needs. 


Feel free to follow along on Instagram and Facebook, and contact me with your questions.

Have a lovely day! 

Contact me

Tel: 570-560-5370

Email: valeriejoyphotography@gmail.com

Instagram: @valeriejoyphotos

Based out of Mesa/Phoenix, Arizona

Accepting out-of state and international contracts as well.

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COVID Preventions

  • I wear a mask during all my sessions

  • I come with sanitizer in hand

  • I will continue to guide my clients through poses while trying to implement the 6 ft social distance guideline throughout the photo session. 

  • I am now vaccinated! Yay!

If you have any qusestions, Please feel free to reach out and ask