"In my wildest dreams, I couldn't imagine having such amazing photos. Valorie has a real eye for moments, and when I look back at them, they are the kind of pictures I see hanging in my children and grandchildren's living room one day."

JANINA + RAND

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DARLING COUPLES

dana + James

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"We cannot express how grateful we are to have found Valorie, she'll definitely be our photographer for life. She exceeded our expectations on our wedding day and beyond. She truly lives up to her last name, "Darling." She made us feel comfortable which allowed our true personality to come through in our photos. She'll stand on a cliff or at the edge of a fountain just to capture the perfect shot."

Kari + RYAN

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"Hands down the best you could possibly have. Val and her team learned our family dynamics, befriended our entire wedding party, made everything so comfortable so we could really enjoy our wedding day, and captured everything we could have ever hoped for. We get chills every time we see our photos and can't wait for more excuses to shoot with her."

ABIGAIL + CHRIS

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"If you're looking for your photographer, you've found her. My husband doesn't have his photo taken that often but Valorie made him feel totally at ease. She led us into our own world and captured real, candid shots that we lived-in and still do."

Meg + BRIAN

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"If you're reading this, look no further. You will not find a better photographer than Val. I work in PR, am very discerning and (after being recommended a dozen times) I can honestly say she's one of the best in the biz. We went into our wedding confident because of how incredible our engagement photos were. She has a way of making you feel comfortable and is professional, prompt and a lot of fun.

britt + sean

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"From the moment I met Val, I formed an instant girl crush as did my family. She will do anything for the perfect light or shot, she climbed vines and hills for us. To say we love our wedding photos is a huge understatement. Val captured the pure love and joy we felt on our wedding day. I was amazed when she sent us a generous sneak peak right after the wedding and the entire album shortly after."

Laurel + Joe

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"I cannot sing enough praises about Valorie! She was incredible from the first introduction to our engagement photos, the wedding, and since. During our big day, she was so fun to be around. She felt like a long time friend which made us and all of our guests so comfortable. She captured all of the details and all of our important moments and was the perfect piece to our perfect day."

Melissa + Eric

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"She the "one." Being in the entertainment industry, photography was one of the most important aspects of our wedding. To say Val nailed it is an understatement. She's laid back, sweet and incredibly talented, like a friend is taking your pictures. Our engagement shoot was so amazing we flew her to Connecticut to shoot the wedding and rehearsal dinner and she captured it above and beyond at every measure."

Michelle + Sean

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"I don't know how I was so fortunate to have found Valorie, but fate must have stepped in. In addition to her sweet and charming personality, she is a true professional and was able to capture all the pivotal moments of our wedding. It took us three months find our wedding photographer, but I am so thankful that I never settled for less. She is truly a gem!"

"When I see Val's name in my inbox, I immediately know there is a beautiful real wedding at my fingertips. Her sense of composition, lighting and the ability to bring to life the couple's emotions and tell their story is part of what makes my job such a joy. Working with Valorie is truly a gift to our publication."

LARA BURNAP

CALIFORNIA WEDDING DAY MAGAZINE

Editor-in-chief

"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 their expectations."

MINDY WEISS

MINDY WEISS

WORLD-RENOWN PLANNER

"Val is the best decision you will make. As a wedding coordinator and designer, I've worked with many photographers through the years and Val quickly became my favorite- and our couples' too- for a number of reasons. A photographer is an intimate part of your day, so it's crucial to have a great rapport and dynamic so that you feel at ease in front of the camera. Val has a grace that puts you at your best and her works speaks for itself, but as a coordinator I especially appreciate her ability to take control of the timeline and capture all the special moments while supporting my couples in enjoying their day."

LESLIE KAPLAN

ENCORE EVENTS

SOCAL'S PREMIER WEDDING SOURCE

"Val is the best decision you will make. As a wedding coordinator and designer, I appreciate the ease and emotion her warmth and artistry brings forward and especially appreciate her ability to take control of the timeline and capture all the important moments and details with a genuine priority of supporting my couples to really enjoy the experience of their day!

SARAH KAY LOVE

THE KNOT & INSTYLE MAGAZINE

#1 on all things wedding

"Valorie is one of those beautiful souls whose kindness is irresistible. She draws positive energy out of everyone she meets, which gives her the unique ability to capture moments that no one else can. Her charisma, expertise and fun-loving attitude has paved a track record of consistently creating stunning content, getting published and cultivating lasting relationships within the industry. She is a true pleasure to work with and I am always excited to see what she creates next."

"Val is one of those beautiful souls whose kindness draws positive energy out of everyone she meets, which gives her the unique ability to capture moments that no one else can. Her expertise has paved a track record of consistently stunning work, getting published and cultivating lasting relationships in the industry. She's a true pleasure to work with and I am always excited to see what she creates next."

I am privileged to have had our clients' beautiful events featured in leading national and international publications. Much of this honor goes to our incredible vendor teams for their talents and hard work that create them. Click the list below to view some of the most recent features.

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