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My own wedding experience was amazing and it inspired me to become a professional photographer.

I love capturing the natural and authentic moments of joy, emotion, and connection that can be felt and remembered for years to come. I’m honored to have the opportunity to document and provide you with these beautiful and meaningful memories.

i love the natural moments of joy

i would love to capture your amazing day

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my style

In order to ensure complete coverage of your love story, I utilize a mix of different photographic styles:

LIFESTYLE / NATURAL PORTRAITURE
CANDID / DOCUMENTARY
FINE ART / ARTISTIC
EDITORIAL / DETAILS

I watch for laughter, tears, and connections and take special care in documenting the special relationships of your loved ones celebrating with you.

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“JAMIE HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!

She did an amazing job with my wedding photos. Not only was she incredibly sweet and easy to work with but she was very organized. She captured those priceless candid moments and really got a feel for the personality of my wedding."

- barbara k.

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"My husband and I are in LOVE with our photos

She captured our love and personalities in her photographs so perfectly! She made us feel comfortable, she is enthusiastic, kind, and easy to get to know. We cannot thank you enough!"

- shawna r.

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“THERE IS NOT ENOUGH I CAN SAY ABOUT JAMIE.

She is a professional every step of the way, from helping you plan your session to the final editing process. We have already used Jamie's services more than once, and look forward to working with her again."

- brittany s.

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“OUR PHOTOS ARE THE HIGHLIGHT OF our MEMORIES

Jamie was a lifesaver! She made me and my husband feel completely comfortable. She made sure to find out what I wanted, and then helped that come to fruition. I would recommend her to anyone."

- emily p.

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“MY HUSBAND AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE JAMIE!

She made our day very special and our photos are beautiful; we have gotten so many compliments! Thank you for making our day last forever in your photos."

- megan l.

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collections

• Wedding consultation, resources, and  recommendations 
• Wedding ceremony/reception location scout
• Save-the-Date/Engagement Portrait Session OR 1 extra hour of Wedding Day         photographic coverage
• Personalized photography timeline
• Wedding Day photographic coverage
• 2 photographers – myself and an assistant/second shooter
• Post-Wedding image sneak peek on Instagram and Facebook
• Beautifully edited, high resolution images on a USB drive (with printing rights)
• Personal online image gallery slideshow for sharing with your friends and family    (image download and print purchasing available)

starting at $2,500

elopements

+ intimate weddings

• Elopement consultation, resources, and recommendations
• Elopement location scout
• Personalized photography timeline
• Elopement photographic coverage
• Post-Elopement image sneak peek on Instagram and Facebook
• Personal online image gallery slideshow for sharing with your friends and family     (image download and print purchasing available)

*Since every wedding is unique, my Collections are customizable to each couple and budget. Please contact me for more details or to schedule a coffee/tea/Zoom date to discuss your perfect wedding package.

starting at $550 / hr

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FAQ's

How many weddings have you photographed?
  • As of 2022, I have photographed 54 weddings.

Are you licensed?
  • Yes!

Are you insured?
  • Yes! Some wedding venues require proof of insurance so please let me know if this is needed and if so, I’m happy to provide it.

How far in advance will we need to book you as our wedding photographer?
  • The earlier the better! In order to provide the best service to my clients, I only photograph 4 to 5 weddings a year.

May we meet before the wedding?
  • Yes please! As a former bride-to-be myself, I understand how important it is to find and trust someone who shares your style, vision, and vibe. I know that you’ll have a lot of questions and I’m more than happy to answer them for you. Please contact me so that we can connect over coffee, tea, or Zoom!

How many hours of coverage should we book?
  • Location/travel times, wedding party/family size, and which details/events you'd like captured will impact the amount of time needed to document your beautiful day. When we connect, I'll provide you with a sample timeline and I'm happy to offer recommendations based on your wedding day plans.

What is required to officially book you? When is our final payment due?
  • I require a digitally signed contract and a 50% non-refundable retainer to reserve your date. The remaining balance will be required 30 days prior to your wedding day.

What happens after we pay our retainer?
  • We will schedule your Save-the-Date or Engagement Session (if applicable). About 2 months prior to your wedding day, I will send you a link to my online questionnaire to gather specific information about your “day of” wedding details. A few weeks prior to your wedding day, we will schedule a meeting to scout your wedding day locations and discuss your photography schedule.

How soon after our wedding will our photos ready?
  • I know that you’ll be very excited to see your images so I will post a few sneak peek images to my Jamie V Photography Facebook page and Instagram profile after your wedding. Your Personal Online Image Gallery and USB of images will be ready within 7 weeks following your wedding day.

How many images will we receive?
  • I will carefully select and edit the best images that tell the story of your wedding day. Depending on the length of coverage, clients will receive between 300-800 images.

May our wedding day images be downloaded or purchased online?
  • Yes! Images from your wedding will be available via your Personal Online Image Gallery, which can easily be shared with your family and friends for viewing, purchasing, and downloading. 

Where should I print my images?
  • I will provide you with a list of my favorite local and online vendors.

What type of equipment do you use?
  • I use professional Canon DSLR Cameras and professional series lenses, flashes and other accessories. 

Do you have backup equipment?
  • Yes! I will have an additional camera body, memory cards, and batteries on hand.

Do you photograph Destination Weddings?
  • Yes! As you can see from my Instagram and Facebook Page, I absolutely LOVE to travel and do so frequently! Please contact me for rates outside of Whatcom or Skagit County. Rates will include mileage cost, ferry fares, or airline tickets and hotel/transportation expenses.

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I appreciate you spending the time to explore my website. Please contact me for availability or with any questions you may have - I'm excited to connect with you!

With love and gratitude,

jamie valenta
bellingham, WA + world

Jamie V.

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Inclusion Statement: Jamie V Photography is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment in which all individuals are treated with love, dignity, and respect no matter what race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, size, ability level, orientation, gender identity, or otherwise.

  • Proud Monthly Supporter of the Bellingham Food Bank,  Lydia Place,
          Yoga Behind Bars,  The Trevor Project,  Plan International,  and Whatcom Land Trust

  • Proud Member of Sustainable Connections,  Whatcom Museum,  Leave No Trace,
          and Nature First - An Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography 

  • Carbon Offsets purchased for all Travel, Wedding, and Portrait Session mileage

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Inclusion Statement: Jamie V Photography is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment in which all individuals are treated with love, dignity, and respect no matter what race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, size, ability level, orientation, gender identity, or otherwise.

  • Proud Monthly Supporter of the Bellingham Food Bank, Lydia Place, Yoga Behind Bars, The Trevor Project, Plan International, and   Whatcom Land Trust

  • Proud Member of Sustainable Connections,  Whatcom Museum,  Leave No Trace, and Nature First - An Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography

  • Carbon Offsets purchased for all Travel, Wedding, and Portrait Session mileage

Diversity  |  EQUITY  |  INCLUSIvity
Social & Environmental Justice