About Valerie

Love the People

Humanitarian


Humanitarian photography is a labor of love and heart.  Having the opportunity to document so many diverse stories of organizations, large and small, is a privilege that I honor and treat respectfully.  An important mantra in my life is “Service Above Self” and my camera provides me the chance to do it.

I have photographed for over 60 local, national, and international organizations.  I have had  a front row seat to their dedicated efforts, hard work and  investments in their communities. I want to give you an easy opportunity to take a glimpse into their missions and connect to them directly.  

Faithful


As a Christian, I strive to love all of God’s children, regardless of race, religion or creed.  I seek to lift up the hands that hang down and strengthen the feeble knees.

I am Mormon.  My uncle George Anderson was the LDS Church historical photographer at the turn of the 1900’s.  I have retraced his steps as a photography missionary and have captured all 24 official historical church sites.

I have also been the main photographer for the Kansas City Temple from the time it was announced and have captured it (usually while wearing my “grandma housecoat”) through the seasons and the years.

Wanderer


I have my roots in Alaska and developed a love for scenic beauty and the woods at a young age.  I have an explorer’s heart and love to capture images of the interesting scenes while we travel.  

I have always had “wandering blood.”  There is so much the world has to offer that I feel drawn to capture it.  I always strive to find those “Money Shots” so that I can share what I see with others.

If I had six words to describe my photography journey, they would be “Still so much more to see.”