About me:

* I was raised on a dairy farm in Sumas, WA
* I live in beautiful Bellingham, WA with my wonderful husband, Chuck
* We have 3 sponsored daughters through Plan USA - Mutoni, Michelling, and Wassilatou
* My first camera was a bright pink Le Clic 110 film camera - it was awesome
* I bought my first DSLR in 2009 and since then, I haven't stopped learning anything and everything I can about photography
* I would love the opportunity to provide you with beautiful images that you (and your grandchildren) will cherish in the years to come

I love:
* Photographing people, places, and weddings
* Travel, travel, and more travel (happily, willing and able to photograph worldwide)
* Anything active and outdoorsy - hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, fishing, snowboarding, beachcombing, and practicing yoga
* Everything tropical (sunshine, flowers, rainstorms, drinks, etc)
* Playing Cribbage
* Reading (A Prayer for Owen Meany and Half the Sky are two of my favorite books)
* Music - I spend way too much money on iTunes and love making mixtapes (or CDs actually) for my friends
* Surrounding myself with people who make me laugh out loud (my wonderful friends & family)
* Buying local, social responsibility, and causes supporting women's rights
* This quote: "You must be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

My goals:
* Become fluent in Spanish
* Travel most of the world (Iceland, Cuba, and Bali are at the top of my 'Life to Live List' right now)

I hope that you enjoy looking through my blog and hope that you feel a connection to my work.

Love,
Jamie Valenta