Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Craving this giveaway!

Crave Photography is giving away one of the most incredible giveaways I've seen! A FREE all expense paid 2-day in person private workshop! Um, yes? I'm not sure what I'd do with myself if I won! This woman is incredible!

Check it out RIGHT HERE! Giveaway ends in a matter of hours so hurry and enter!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First California session!

Last Friday I had my very first California session!  It was in Vacaville, my home town, and with an old friend whom I haven't seen for at least a decade.  Leah and I go way back to our elementary school days.  We were in the same 6th grade class, and graduated high school together.  We recently crossed paths on facebook, and I was so thrilled when she asked me to take her family pictures!  Seeing her again and meeting her cute little family was just a blast.
It was a cold, wet and overcast afternoon, but the rain held up and the kids stayed happy - 2 very good things!  Leah's older brothers (and family) were also included in some of the pictures, I just haven't gotten to those yet.  Here's a peek at what I have done. 

Thanks for a fun session, old friend!  It was wonderful seeing and hugging you again AND meeting your beautiful family!  I hope you enjoy!  I also hope another decade doesn't pass before we see each other again!  :)

Monday, September 20, 2010


Not sure who even still looks at this blog considering I've updated it once in the last six months.  Sigh...

Well, here's my latest excuse for not staying on top of things!  Are you ready?  Valeri Andersen Photography is relocating to Northern California!  My husband accepted a job in the Stockton/Modesto area and has been out there working since the first of July.  My babies and I are leaving Colorado next Thursday, the 30th to finally join him permanently.  I do plan to resume business once we're settled, but it will probably be a little bit considering our housing situation is still up in the air.

I have thoroughly loved Colorado, and have met some amazing clients and photographers, many of whom have become dear friends.  This is where I felt inspired to start my business to begin with, and for that I owe Colorado a great big thanks. 

Here's to new adventures awaiting us in sunny California!

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple - Sacramento, CA
September 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Attention Seniors!!!

Yes, it's been a while - months, in fact! I am hoping to get this blog a little bit up to date in the coming days. First things first though. It is officially Senior Portraits season! I have put together some packages, which include both a CD of images AND professional grade prints. Double bonus! So check them out, and if you know of a senior wanting some portraits, send 'em my way!

Here's a peek at my first senior of the season. More on her to come.

 And now for the packages!
  • 45 minute session at location of client's choice
  • CD containing 12 digitally enhanced images and full printing rights to enhanced images
  • 1-11x14, 1-8x10, 2-5x7s, & 16 wallet sized professional prints
  • 1 hour session at location of client's choice
  • CD containing 15 digitally enhanced images and full printing rights to enhanced images
  • 2-11x14s, 2-8x10s, 3-5x7s, & 24 wallet sized professional prints
  • 1.5 hour session at location of client's choice
  • CD containing 18 digitally enhanced images and full printing rights to enhanced images
  • 2-11x14s, 2-8x10s, 3-5x7s, 48 wallet sized professional prints, & 1-16x20 canvas print (a $100 value)
*Clients will receive a password to view their images in an online gallery, and to select their prints.

*If client desires to have ALL images taken during his/her session on a CD, an additional $40 will apply.

For more questions, or to book your session, contact me at 719.440.8025 or at valeri@vandersenphotography.com.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Beautiful baby girl

Here's a peek at a session I did on Monday.

Words cannot describe the intensity and beauty that this little spitfire encompasses. Ah!

On a side note, I'm working on a website. I suppose that is my excuse for being so lousy about updating this blog. I am hoping to have it up and running within a week, so stay tuned!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Two girls and some leaves...

Here are some favorites from a shoot I did a couple weeks ago.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Mr. & Mrs. L

Here are some photos I took at my cousin (in-law)'s wedding last week. Between juggling my little ones, trying to give the professional photographer his space (he was extremely accommodating), and catching a flu bug part way through the day, I was not able to capture nearly what I'd hoped to. Still, the little bit I did get I'm very happy with. Enjoy...

Congrats, you two. Like I said when B announced the engagement, you guys are gonna make beautiful babies! Love you both!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Baby Love

I absolutely fell in love with this couple. They are having a baby boy on Wednesday!

Good luck on Wednesday, you two! Can't wait to meet your little guy.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

D family

Here's a shoot from a few weeks back. Family of 5, soon to be 6!

You'll meet Baby girl E in just a few short weeks. Thanks, P and A!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Brown haired, blue eyed beauties

Can I just say I love photographing children?! They are, without a doubt, my favorite. Each experience is a new adventure, and there's never a dull moment. Especially when you have to chase your subject down to get a decent shot! I was out of breath by the end of this photo shoot.
But hey, the work out paid off! See for yourself...

One of my favorites...

Thanks for an amazing shoot, P & S! You guys make beautiful babies!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Precious about sums it up! Enjoy.