Hello I'm Valerie!

Thank you for taking a moment to get to know me.

Born and raised under the California sun.

I am a free-spirit with a grounded appreciation for the finer things in life. I find trends and fashion fascinating. They reflect the world we live in and human evolution. To study fashion, is to study humans.

An aficionado for non-fiction, history, and thought-provoking conversations. I embrace life's beautiful imperfections while seeking the beauty and silver linings in them. I am an introverted-extrovert who lives for meaningful connections and candid conversations.

My ideal self care date would be sitting outside a floral-covered cafe (like the ones in Paris!), and soaking up the sun as I read my latest book. My dogs by my side, as I sip a warm latte and enjoy a freshly baked chocolate croissant while Für Elise plays softly in the background.

Sacramento based luxury wedding photographer visits beautiful New York, New York and gets a self portrait

New York, New York / Mural artist: Ari Lankin

The message behind the brand...

Tilted Crown Photography represents resilience, grace, and the ability to overcome difficulties while still embodying a sense of elegance.

In essence, the tilted crown is a powerful emblem of the beauty found in both the triumphs and trials of life.

Join me on the journey...

Going Deeper

work inspiration

a holistic photographer

Like art, I pause to step back, observe the whole picture, and find ways to add more value or deeper meaning to a session or wedding day. Whether you need styling tips, skincare information so you look your best, or anything else to personalize your session. I never forget that my clients are human and that there is always more to a photoshoot then just showing up.

My work is heavily influenced by family and roots.

My father taught me photography and how to observe things like an artist. My mother taught me to be soft, feminine, and fierce. She left this earth far too soon, giving me the reality that life is fleeting and photographs are beyond priceless.

Stories of my grandmother's former custom dress-making business shaped my appreciation for fashion, intentional design, and the belief that helping people feel beautiful can change their life.

Let's talk!

Please fill me in on the services, potential date and city or location for the photoshoot.

I am excited to connect with you and hear your story!

I typically respond within 48 hours.

Cheers 🥂