"Val is dependable, organized, and easy to work with. We’ve collaborated together on several fashion shoots and she is particularly great with natural light photography. You can see the cinematic quality in some of her shots carrying through from her videography background. I highly recommend working with her!"
- Jamie Lau Designs
"Out of the 12 skilled photographer/filmmakers we sent out into international territory, she was a stand out. Diligent and professional about her work, Valarie showed great attention to detail of the requirements of the trip. But what set her apart was her ability to exceed our requirements and expectations and show a real passion for the lives that she was documenting."
- Guru Khalsa, Producer, Campfire Creative
"Valarie's incredible imagery and energizing smile have earned her Campfire's Media Guide of the year! Valarie is the most competent, intelligent and talented individuals we have ever sent into the field. We ask a lot of our freelancers and she has impressed us on every assignment. Of the 200+ freelancers we use, I would trust her over all of them with any project and any client. I can drop her into a country with a limited brief, because I know she always manages to create connections, drive conversation and engage with my clients in such a way that allows them to share their stories. On every single project Valarie has delivered more than just a set of photos/videos. She plays a vital role in our ability to do what we do, which is give back to communities around the world. Valarie is the package. Her willingness to work hard and exceed expectations is truly unique and I hope that you have the opportunity to experience it."
- Justin Weiler, Producer, Campfire Creative
"I just want to send a big thank you for the photos! I am so grateful. You made all of us so comfortable in the process, and I am now (oh-so-strangely) happy to have photos of my face."
-Allison Finn, Global Nomads Group
"Valarie Duran, an extremely talented photographer and filmmaker at Campfire Creative, has been globe trotting through Costa Rica and Guatemala with our Summer programs. She's been filling our blog with beautiful imagery and creating amazing videos along the way. We just wanted to say thanks for all of her hard work!"
- Walking Tree Travel