Here's "the deal" - our philosophy, our style, our team, the session and more...
The Val Stone Philosophy
The Journey Is The Reward Chinese Proverb
Each life is a journey, full of amazing experiences, emotion and growth. Our goal is to create a photo gallery of your family’s journey by offering quality art pieces that are going to become a lasting and central part of your home and lives. Each family is unique, and we understand that. By working with you to create customized photo sessions, we truly strive to provide an amazing experience and offer outstanding images and products. It’s our dream to develop a relationship with you and your family, so that we can meet all of your photography needs in the years to come!
The Val Stone Style
Val specializes in babies, but has a talent and interest with many subjects, as you can see in her portfolio of images. Whether on location, in your home, or at the studio, we create a casual, intimate atmosphere for you and your family. There will be time to talk, to play and to reflect. There will even be time for snacks. In order to capture your children's many moods and achieve the most natural photographs, we simply encourage them to be themselves. A typical session usually includes a variety of images, some of which you may have in mind, and some you may not. Many of your favorite images will be the unexpected ones. Most sessions will include natural smiles, spontaneous candids, and posed portraits. Openly following the randomness of the moment allows Val to capture images that your family will always treasure.
The Val Stone Team
Val Stone Creager, Photographer
Dave Creager, Studio Manager
We think outside the box, and together have the skill, the vision, the enthusiasm, and the knowledge to provide you with both beautiful portraits and an amazing experience. We’ll work with you before, during and after your session to insure that we capture the essence of your family. When you are thrilled, we know we have succeeded.
During the session, Val encourages positive and calm parental interaction and involvement. To maintain the focus on your child, few props are used and we suggest clothing that you simply love to see on your child. Light colored clothing, denim, khaki, and bare feet provide a classic look, whereas bright colors and bold prints add an element of style and fun. Bring a variety of outfits and styles that match the many moods of your children, as well as the décor of your home. Hats, lovies, and heirloom pieces can also be included. Newborns photograph best in just their skin and non-cumbersome clothing, as well as with hats or wrapped in blankets.
After The Session
After the session, we will email your proof gallery to you. You will have the option of ordering directly from our on-line shopping cart or by schedule a Design Consultation and Ordering appointment at our studio. Orders are expected within one week of receiving the gallery.