If you're looking for a dedicated, energetic photographer with great communication skills, hire Valerie! We fell in love with the pregnancy announcement photos, then went on to book her for family portraits and our wedding photos. Before a shoot, she researches ideas and communicates with you on ideas and places. She always arrives early to scope out the area. While photographing, she gives off excitement and good vibes that transcribe into the photos. Don't miss out on some great photos and moments. You'll want to keep them forever and her too. Book her if you can. :)

Lisa F. 

Pheonix, AZ

Valerie was an EXCELLENT photographer and far exceeded my expectations! She took my graduation photos on campus and was amazing! She scouted the campus the day before and suggested we arrived early to beat some of the other photographers to some of the key spots for pictures. She was great at giving commands for what I should do with my hands, body, etc. and had different lenses for different shots. I loved how she would compliment me at times during the shoot or make me laugh to get those candid moments. Her passion for photos really shines through during a shoot and it is amazing to work with her! 12/10!!

Shae, D

Tempe, Arizona


Valerie took our wedding pictures and I cant 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!!

Cathy W.

Glendale, AZ

I was lucky enough to have Valerie Joy Photos 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 Photos to do it right.

Mark L. 

Mesa, Arizona 


My mum and I scheduled an steampunk themed photo session in April with Valerie about 2weeks before huge milestone in me and my mother life and couldn't be happier with the results! We had the outfits and location already planned out. She loved the idea and executed the shoot beautifully. Prices were beyond reasonable. Her and her assistant were professional and made us feel very comfortable and we made them laugh throughout the hour. One week turn around time & ABSOLUTELY LOVED how the pictures came out! I would highly recommend Valerie to anyone who wants great pictures and session!

Lissa, B

Phoenix, Arizona

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!!

Julie, W

Goodwill, Arizona


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

Annie E. 

Lititz, Pennsylvania. 

Let me start off by saying that I hate getting my picture taken. I always feel self conscious and I feel like nothing's worse than a fake smile. This was always the case until I got this photoshoot anniversary gift from my husband. Valerie has the greatest personality which put me at ease right away. She has an amazing eye for detail and does a great job guiding you into poses. Her passion for photography is evident from the moment you first meet her and her willingness to go above and beyond in order to create a memorable experience sets her apart from other photograhers I have worked with in the past. I LOVE how my pictures turned out and I am for sure returning to Valerie next time I need some shots done. Thank you Val for this experience!

Hannah S. 

Awatukee Foothills, Arizona


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.

Taylor, G

Scottsdale, Arizona