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"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget
what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

MAYA ANGELOU

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou

It's so nice to meet you. My professional life feels similar to that of a Nat Geo wildlife photographer, but instead of studying the plumage and behaviors of tropical birds, I've come to know the poetry of people, our ceremonies and the intimacies that add up to love. My craft is to capture these moments of meaning and beauty in a true and honoring light so we may return to them - be inspired by them - and pass them forward. 

The reward is the friendships that bloom from meeting in these moments of aliveness, friendships that evolve into something more like family in documenting this great adventure together.

I shoot weddings, boudoir, fashion and lifestyle and have learned that the best shots are the real ones, the moments of presence that come from a comfort and a whole team that cares mostly about you enjoying a moment that will only exist once.

HI DARLIN'

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"If you're searching for a photographer, you've found her. An artist, a best friend, our photographer for life."

DANA & ABEL

"As a coordinator, this is the best decision you will make; a true professional who leads the day so you can enjoy it."

LESLIE KAPLAN, ENCORE EVENTS

"A friend, a total boss and the kindest person - with a knack for making you feel incredibly comfortable."

LAUREN CONRAD

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"When I want my clients to be surrounded by calm, kindness and incredible talent I suggest they meet and hire Valorie Darling. Her uplifting personality and professionalism not only allow me to do my job but leaves the couple with photography that is timeless and beyond expectations."



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