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Val Stone Creager is one of the area's premier portrait photographers and has been serving the Cary and Apex, NC area at her private, boutique studio since 2002. She also works on location locally and in destinations throughout the US and abroad. Val has more than 20 years experience in the art of photography, and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

"The Journey is the Reward"

Chinese Proverb

Whether in my studio or on location, families are welcomed as clients, but leave as friends. And just like old friends, they continue to include me in their lives as marriage vows are taken, pregnancies are celebrated, babies are born, and children grow up. I enjoy the discussions we have on every topic from wedding invitations, to how to get a newborn to sleep through the night, to how many texts their teenager sent last month. Meanwhile, my clients find themselves amazed at how easily and naturally I connect with their families. But when the proofs are shown, it’s comments like this one that make my day and remind me just how important my job as a professional photographer is. “You managed to capture not only her expressions, but her sparkle and that little inner spirit that we see in her eyes everyday. Chris and I are so grateful to you that we will always have these pictures.”

With degrees in both Psychology and Early Childhood Education, plus over 20 years experience in design and photography, I am truly “living the dream.” I'm delighted to have the opportunity to spend my life doing something I love, and I’m blessed to be able to share it with others. This life is an amazing journey!

When I'm not working, I love spending time with my family enjoying the simple things in eating homemade chocolate chip cookies with milk, winning a game of Rummy Cup, cheering Tanner on at his hockey games, cuddling up with Kylan for a reading of Goodnight Moon, rooting for another Carolina Hurricanes win, and devouring whatever delicious concoction Dave has created for dinner.

I look forward to being a part of your family's journey.

Keep smiling!