am so excited you're here! As an Asheville native and a full-time Asheville photographer my favorite thing to do is explore these beautiful mountains and create magical images for my clients.

Your Asheville Photographer For Families


I'm an award winning and published photographer with a focus on families, newborns and high-school seniors. My style is warm, whimsical and magical and my passion is to capture life's fleeting moments and turn them into to timeless works of art. I put my whole heart and soul into your experience with me and I promise we will have the BEST time together.

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Hi, I'm Valerie

Your Asheville Photographer For Families

hen it comes to family photography this is not a one size fits all solution. Everything I offer is tailored to you and your family's needs and desires.  

my approach as your asheville photographer!


I know there a lot of options when it comes to Asheville Family Photographers. I appreciate you being here and I promise to make this experience one you will not forget. These are YOUR images after all. This is the artwork you will hang in your home and the heirlooms you will pass to your grandkids. 

warm • whimsical • magical
Newborn and Maternity
families + Children

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ome may say that I am obsessed with photography. All that I know is that I absolutely love being an Asheville Family Photographer, and there's not a day goes by that I don't remind myself of that.

My Background as An Asheville Photographer


I have been photographing families for 7+ years.  With each session photographed I have gained  knowledge and expertise. I am confident in my skillset which means I can put all of my attention on YOU and your loved ones during our session.

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Valerie creates a fun and relaxed environment in which she works her magic, even with the least willing participants (like our dog Edie!). Maternity photos, newborn photos, family photography, Christmas themed fun and our recent 1 year old's birthday party...Valerie has captured them all. We recommend her without hesitation. Our gallery wall continues to expand with stunning photos made beautiful by Valerie's unique touch and edits that memorialize the most precious of times. After working with us, we recommended her to our parents. They desired a simple portrait session for their 50th anniversary. These portraits are INCREDIBLE and will be cherished for years to come. Look no've found the best.

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I highly recommend Valerie Edison for your photography needs! She was amazing with our family photo shoot! She is great with kids and made the whole experience so fun. Valerie is professional and works with you throughout the whole process to best capture your family. Also her pictures turn out amazing!

Asheville, NC


Valerie is amazing! She is kind, patient and an extremely talented artist. We have had two sessions with her: fine art Santa minis and a fine art studio maternity session and we were very pleased with the process and absolutely love the images she created! If you're looking for a photographer that produces fine art images and provides clients with heirloom printed products. She is your girl!

Asheville, NC


Valerie did our newborn pictures. It was so difficult finding a photographer during the pandemic. When I messaged Valerie she instantly responded and set up a time with me that was two days away. It is very important to get the pictures taken within 7-10 days old. I talked to Valerie about the types of pictures I would like and she listened and was so nice! As soon as we were ready to start taking pictures my baby would not cooperate. It took us 30 minutes to get him to settle down. Valerie never once complained. She was so patient and kind throughout the whole session. I have always dreamed of newborn pictures and Valerie exceeding my dreams. She was so gentle with my baby during the whole session. After the four hour session we were all exhausted. I received my pictures so fast and I loved every single shot! So much that I ended up purchasing every one of them. I highly recommend Valerie! You will not regret choosing her as your photographer!

Asheville, NC


Working with Valerie was amazing. She took the time before our photo session to walk me through outfit choices and color palettes, patiently answering all my questions and taking the time to make sure I felt ready for our session. During the session she was professional and personable, instantly making my kids feel comfortable and she managed to get multiple shots with natural smiles and laughs! She takes time with her clients, making sure you get the pictures you want during the session and did not make us feel like her time was rushed at all. During our first session with her, it started to rain and she magically produced a clear umbrella and continued taking photos, which ended up being some of my favorite pictures of our session! We will for sure be using Valerie for family sessions in the future and cannot recommend her enough.

Asheville, NC


Working with Valerie was a dream. She was so patient and meticulous with my newborn, and it showed in the pictures. They were perfect! Her attention to detail is unmatched. I cannot say enough good things about her and her gift of capturing these sweet moments.

Asheville, NC


Valerie is truly a gift! Her work is incredible and we couldn't have been more pleased with our photos that we will cherish forever. Valerie made the experience with our kids so fun. We have found our forever photographer to capture our family! 

Asheville, NC



Timeless Works of art

I am a full service Asheville Photographer. I take each client all the way from planning their session to setting aside time with them to choose beautiful, printed artwork to display in their homes. My focus is on quality over quantity and truly creating something you will treasure for years to come.

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