My name "Valarie" means woman of strength. Since my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I have traveled the world and served as an independent photographer, videographer, and educator in ten countries. From San Francisco to New York and everywhere in between, I thoughtfully capture the beauty in colorful details, share short stories of inspirational empathy, explore curiosities, and encourage young minds to be in discovery. Through losing myself in the service of others, I find myself inspired to view the world through multiple lenses and to tell stories of hope and love. Our professional service, Val Duran Photography, is for and about women and children of strength and the men who stand beside them. It is important for us to know the story behind your name and to learn a little bit about the passion, people, places, and purpose that makes you YOU.
We are located by the beach across from San Francisco, California and travel to capture joyous occasions near and far.