About

Table Mt fullBased out of southeast Pennsylvania, I am  an avid landscape, wildlife, architectural and real estate photographer and photography instructor.

I truly cannot remember a time in my life when photography was not a passion. From a very young age, I began taking pictures and learning the fundamentals of photography.  This passion led me to pursue a degree in photography, as well as embark on a career in the photographic retail world. For more than 25 years I worked in the industry, selling photographic equipment and helping customers with their photographic needs. After being down-sized at my position as a District Sales Manager in 2009, I began teaching private photography lessons, then group classes and workshops. I absolutely love sharing my 40+ years of photographic knowledge and helping inspire people to take their photography skills to deeper and more creative levels!

I am thrilled to not only be teaching classes, but to also be leading workshops-or Photo Treks as I call them, to some of the most beautiful places both locally and beyond. My goal is to provide an exceptional learning experience, in a friendly and fun environment. Workshops are kept to a limited number of participants so there is plenty of individual instruction. A ton of time is put into scouting a location and preparing a schedule that will allow for the greatest learning impact in the shortest amount of time. I understand that there are many options to choose from to learn. The internet has brought a wealth of knowledge to everyone’s fingertips. But, there is nothing that beats being part of a live learning experience, where you receive hands-on training and instant feedback on your images and techniques. Join me for one of dozens of events being held throughout the year. See Workshops & Classes page for more details.

I feel truly blessed to have witnessed so much incredible beauty and to be able to capture  and explore the wonders and glory of God’s creation photographically. Whatever I do, I strive to do it with excellence, hoping my life and my images will bring glory to God, the Creator of all the wonders we see.

~Val

“The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his Hands.
 Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
 They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.”   ~Ps 19:1-4