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WELCOME FRIENDS


Hello, I'm Val!


This is such an exciting time for you and your fiancé, and I’m so glad you’ve found me! I’m Valerie, the red-headed photographer behind Valerie Miles Photography. Since I believe that getting to know my clients is the #1 way to ensure an awesome experience, I’d love to tell you a little about myself. Here are a few things you should know:

A Quick Introduction




  • I’m bilingual (English and French) and I grew up in the suburbs of Orleans ON and I’m now learning and loving the country lifestyle, just 15 minutes east of where I spent my childhood 
  • I’ve been with my high school sweetheart Stefan for 12 years and we recently became first time homeowners in Sarsfield ON
  • We don’t have kids, but we do have one spoiled senior dachshund named Eddie. He’s a rescue and he’s full of spunk and personality and he’s effortlessly hilarious 
  • I started my photography business in 2011, the same year I graduated from the photography program at Algonquin College in Ottawa 
  • I photograph about 20 weddings annually 
  • I’m slightly obsessed with house plants, John Mayer, and pizza 
  • I’ve photographed 100+ weddings and that number and my passion continue to grow
  • I love creating beautiful images but more importantly, I love serving couples on one of the greatest days of their lives. I seriously have the best job in the world!


Now that you’ve gotten to know me a little bit, keep scrolling to read more about my Wedding Experience 

The Wedding Experience

my philosophy


I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be kind of overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it. By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over. My goal as your wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, happiness-filled images. You know, the kind of images that give you total heart eyes when you look back at them! When I think back on some of my own important life milestones, I can remember amazing memories.... but most of the moments I remember really well are the instances that were captured in pictures. They are priceless to me. Your wedding day is an experience from beginning to end and your photography is a huge part of that experience..... shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? I think so! My goal is to not only capture memories for my clients, it’s to create an experience that they will never forget.


the process


One way I ensure that my couples enjoy the BEST photographic experience possible is through forming a genuine relationship with them. I try my best to make sure that all of my couples are the PERFECT fit for me before officially booking. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be EXCITED about the whole process with them. After booking, I love getting to know my clients through an ENGAGEMENT SESSION that helps them warm up to the camera so that they are ready to rock their photos on the wedding day. By the time the wedding day arrives, my clients feel more like friends and that creates a safe and relaxed environment for photography. Now that you know a little bit about my approach to the wedding day, you can continue reading to find more detailed information about THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE.

Random fact #1


I LOVE the feeling of getting into a freshly made bed with clean sheets!

Pricing

A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 and a signed contract are required to reserve your wedding date 

Contact : info@valeriemilesphotography.com

Engagement Session





1 Hour Portrait Session

Approx. 75 Edited High-Resolution JPEGs

Online Viewing and Downloading Gallery

Up to 100km Travel

(.59 per Additional Km)

Complimentary Mobile Gallery App

$100 Print Shop Credit





$500 + HST

The Elopement Experience



75+ page Wedding Experience Guide

1 Hour Engagement Session

One Photographer

4 Hours of Continuous Wedding Day Coverage

Approx. 300 Edited High-Resolution JPEGs

Online Viewing and Downloading Gallery

100km of Travel for Engagement Session

100km of Travel for Elopement Day

(.59 per Additional Km)

Complimentary Mobile Gallery App

$150 Print Shop Credit



$2,100 + HST

The Wedding Experience



75+ page Wedding Experience Guide

1 Hour Engagement Session

Two Photographers

8 Hours of Continuous Wedding Day Coverage

Approx. 600 Edited High-Resolution JPEGs

Online Viewing and Downloading Gallery

100km of Travel for Engagement Session

100km of Travel for Wedding Day

(.59 per Additional Km)

Complimentary Mobile Gallery App

$200 Print Shop Credit



$3,600 + HST



With 8x8 30 page Legacy Album

$3,860 + HST

the wedding experience enhancements


Upgrade album size to 10x10

$310 


Upgrade album size to 12x12

$400 


Additional album spread (2 Pages)

$25 per spread 


Additional coverage

$500/hr 


Additional portrait session

$500

Random fact #2


I love watching home makeover and decluttering shows on Netflix!

Legacy WEDDING Albums

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Why invest?


Your first decision as an engaged couple is to set priorities for your wedding planning. You have to decide what you value most. Is it the dress? The food? The venue? As a photographer, I may be a little biased in saying this, but I really believe that couples should make photography a top priority. After the big day is over, you will leave your reception with a spouse & your pictures.... that’s it! All of that planning and preparation is over in a matter of hours. So if you’re choosing to invest in high quality photography, your images deserve a classy, elegant home after the wedding. This is why I offer high end, professional grade archival Legacy Albums to my wedding clients. Your images are printed straight onto the pages and the covers are sturdy yet soft. This is the perfect ending to The Wedding Experience and it’s a keepsake that you will soon be showing your friends, families and maybe even your children and grandchildren one day.


Album Options

12 x 12


30 page album

$795 + hst

10 x 10


30 page album

$615 + hst

8 x 8


30 page album

$525 + hst

Parent album


Duplicate 6 x 6 album

$280 + hst

Additional Spread


2 pages

$25 per spread + hst

Cameo


Cover option

$75 + hst

Couples receive 50% off album prices listed above (upon booking only)



To learn more about Legacy Wedding Albums, see colour options and to learn about the design process, click HERE

Frequently asked questions:

Do you travel for engagement sessions?

I am more than willing to travel for engagement sessions. I actually love it when my couples ask me to photograph them in a location that means something special to them. I book engagement sessions at least two months in advance and 100 kilometres of travel are included.

How will we receive our photos?

I love delivering my client files quickly and easily via an online gallery. You will have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want. I believe in freely sharing my work because that is what I would want if were in your shoes.

Is 8 hours of coverage enough?

I am often asked if 8 hours is enough time to capture the full wedding story and the answer is YES! My main goal right now is securing and saving your date. You can always add additional coverage as we get closer to the big day and we have a good idea of your timeline.

What is your photographing style?

I love being both interactive and discreet throughout the wedding day. There will be parts of the wedding day (like during family and wedding party photos) when I will need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done while staying on schedule. There will also be moments when you won’t even know that I’m there (the ceremony, during dances and speeches, etc). I teach my couples how to pose and interact during their engagement session so they are naturals on the wedding day and don’t need quite as much instruction from me.

How do we book you?

Once I have answered any questions you may have and you have decided that my Wedding Experience is exactly what you’re looking for, the next step is simple: I will send you an electronic copy of my wedding photography contract, and then once I’ve received both the signed contract and deposit, that’s it! You have your wedding photographer booked. Time to go CELEBRATE, and GET EXCITED!

Thank you!


I hope to share my passion for photography with you and your fiancé. Enjoy this season of engagement and get excited about your BIG DAY because it’s going to be amazing!


Plan and prepare but always remember that at the end of the day, you’re marrying the love of your life and that’s all that really matters.


CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement and I look forward to hearing from you!


With Love,

Val

Testimonials


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