Hello! My name is Emily Valdez! I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my website and invite you to get to know me and my work a little better!

Photography was something I stumbled upon during my last year of college while I was getting a Bachelor’s degree in English. I had never considered the idea of majoring in photography simply because it never dawned on me that I could have a career in the field! On a whim, I took a photo class. It was film photography, so I got to experience long hours in the darkroom developing film and photos, and almost immediately, I was hooked!

It was almost magical, those few seconds in the darkroom as you waited and watched a previously blank page slowly reveal an image. These days I shoot all digital, so I know what the image looks like long before I leave my shoot, but it is still an incredible feeling to see an image come together perfectly from start to finish! The overall process is exciting! I love to meet new people and share in their ideas and enthusiasm. It is my intention to create beautiful photographs and to always provide more than was expected!