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Jodi & Heath


As is in the name, Valerie is truly a "Joy" to work with! She is easy going and very communicative, making sure she is clear on what we were looking for for as far as location and the type of pictures. She is very positive, fun and bubbly. I have received a few teaser photos and can't wait to get the rest! She captured my Husband and I's very essence. I highly recommend her!

Katie & Kari


Valerie was the photographer of our dreams!

Thank you for helping us turn our wedding vision into reality

From the very beginning, we were provided with thorough communication and personalized guidance to ensure that our vision for our wedding and engagement photos was achieved. Each time we worked with Valerie, it was such a pleasant experience! My partner and I were perfectly captured thanks to Valerie's attention to detail and composition of her photography.

Valerie is top notch in professionality and personality!!


Cathy & Bear


Valerie took our wedding pictures and I can't even tell you how AMAZING they are.

She's awesome at what she does and has fun doing it. She's very talented and has lots of ideas to get your best shots. We loved having her at our wedding and absolutely loved what she did for us! 

I totally recommend her for any event you are wanting a photographer. Love her!! 

Mark & Kim


We were lucky enough to have Valerie  do our wedding photos and she captured every moment (and some I didn't even know about).

Super high energy, super friendly and professional.  There isn't "do overs" in some events in life, so I am so pleased that we chose Valerie Joy Photography to do it right.


Nick and Mary Ann

Family Photos

Valerie did an AMAZING job capturing my family!

Not only a great photographer, but someone who truly cares about your experience.

She was very quick to answer any of my questions and called me to get to know my family a little better before our session. Valerie took the time to answer my millions of questions about location and wardrobe. She immediately made my two young kids feel comfortable with her bubbly personality.

Her talent is evident in her photography.

We LOVE them all!

Armando and Margaret

Family Photos

Valerie is incredible to work with.

Our 6 month old baby has never laughed so much with anyone else he loved her and she was so good with him.

She was able to make him laugh and sit still for pictures no problem at all.  She knows exactly how to create the best photos and get the best angles. She was even great with our two mini daschunds and was able to get great pictures of them!

Don’t look for any other photographer, Valerue is by far the best, most professional, and one of the nicest people we have met here in Arizona. Highly recommend her.


Sam and Fam

Family Photos

Valerie is one of a kind!

She is patient and kind with families and will help you in any way you need.

Pre-photo communication was great, she found a couple great places to shoot and gave fantastic advice on outfit colors/styles.

LGBTQIA+ friendly.

Honestly the only bad thing I have to say is I can’t decide on which wonderful photos I should choose from the gallery! Quadruple Highly Recommend Valerie’s Services!

Sonya and Khylana

Senior Photos

Fabulous experience! Valerie was AMAZING!
From booking to contact and questions and responses, my daughter and I felt involved in planning this session.
Valerie's energy before and during my daughter's session was off the charts. She was so excited for/with my daughter.

We had choices for location/scenery to include the time of day. We chose sunset.
Valerie customized my daughter's experience/session based on my daughter's personality.
Others were shooting in our location, but my daughter was the only client privileged with a changing station WITH a fan to cool her during outfit changes.

My daughter felt like a model. I could see my daughter's comfort and confidence emerge as Valerie posed her and highlighted her natural beauty. Valerie is a true professional and she capitalized on EVERY scene and EVERY outfit to create my daughter's unique graduation photos.

Valerie truly has a talent and the product shows. Thanks for the sneak peaks!

Thank you again Valerie. You have Passion and I believe that you genuinely want your clients' sessions to be unforgettable experiences. We intend to book for individual and family sessions in the near future.



Graduation Photos

Such an amazing experience!

I wanted my graduation photos done in a scenic part of Sedona and she definitely delivered. I had a location picked out but Valerie offered me photos of other places she has been before just in case.

We ended up using one of her spots since it was easier to get to with some gorgeous views. About a week before she gave me suggestions on outfit colors and we figured out when to meet.

The day of she was great at communicating some changes that had been made to parking at the trail before I arrived so I knew what to expect.

Then we all hiked up to the the location, which was impressive given the gear she and her assistant had to carry.


She gently guided my poses and continually checked in with me on what I wanted. She was very friendly and professional and had some great equipment. I haven't seen the final photos yet, but the photos she showed me on her camera met and exceeded my expectations!

David and Julie

Family Photos

Valerie is an amazing photographer!
She scouted the location and walked miles to make sure to find the best spot! She's kind, creative, fun and made us feel super comfortable during our photoshoot!
All the poses felt and looked natural and our 3 months old puppy loved her too!
I highly recommend her photography services!!



Family Photos

Valerie did a fantastic job taking pictures of my 2 kids! She was very friendly and they loved her which meant no meltdowns or pictures of sobbing babies! We had photos taken at a few different locations and we actually had a lot of really great pictures of our family. It was so nice having a photo shoot outside and we didn't have to pose with a 1, 2, 3, CHEESE. She timed the pictures well and they looked very natural.
Pictures were edited and returned really quickly.
I highly recommend Valerie! Especially if you have small kids.  We never felt rushed or posed! Professional and fun


Lifestyle Photoshoot

Valerie was great and made the entire experience very comfortable and fun.  The shoot was in public which can be tough but she handled it very well.  The pictures came out great! I definitely recommend her.

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