Val and I are so grateful that we can work together in a profession that we both love; we constantly have "pinch me moments" and as you can tell we are "head-over-heals" in love with photography. 

The ultimate gratification in working together is all of the tremendous friends that we have made together over the years. We are so thankful for our clients who are more like family to us than anything else. They overwhelm us with happiness & gratitude and they're the reason why we do what we do. 

We are blessed to have 7 amazing children, 1 healthy grandson, 5 incredible animals and (a huge tight-knit) family & friends spread all over the globe. Life doesn't get any better than that.
 


Val Westover's Qualifications

Owner/PartnerVal Westover Photography/Capturing True Emotion LLC
1994-Present
•Certified Professional Photographer specializing in portrait, wedding, headshot, event and photographic art photography.
•Over 10,000 Portrait, Wedding, Headshot & Event clients spread throughout the globe.
•Photograph non-profit organization events on a regular basis such as Mission Hostpital, Mission SJC, National Charity League and Mothers of Multiples.
•Participated in the creation of new professional photography products with Alfa Color Inc. and CPQ Professional Imaging.
•Developed photography training program for existing and new photographers.
•Created photography classes, workshops, expeditions and online courses, coaching and certification program for small and large scale groups.
•Instructed over 25,000 photographers with our nationally sited training programs.
•Created over 25 international photography meet up groups, social groups and YouTube instructional videos (averaging over 40 members per meetup group and over 600,000 CTEUNIVERSITY YouTube views).
•Invented photography educational applications (Exposure Pro App, DSLR & Cheat Sheet), using current technology, to aid in course instruction.
•Developed a large base of students (over 21,000) who return regularly for ongoing photography education.

Regional Manager, Olan Mills; Orange County, CA — 1988-1994
•Responsible for total operations of 17 photography studios in Orange County, CA.
•Personally hired and trained staff and management (customer relations, marketing, sales and photography).
•Developed, implemented and taught photography principles to existing and new photographers.
•Created individual evaluation, testing and reward programs.
•Spoke to large groups (local and regional staff, conference style) to teach, inspire and motivate.
•Participated actively in Toastmasters meetings, team-building meetings and photography workshops.

Other Related Experience

Public Speaker; Craig Duswalt Marketing — 2009-Present
•Presented marketing strategies and business motivation for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Higher Education
•Accredited College Professor; Saddleback, Irvine Valley, Orange Coast, Golden West & South Coast Colleges — 2013 - Present

Publications
How To Shoot Like A Pro
Understanding The Basic Elements Of Photography
Email: Val@ValWestover.com
Website: ValWestoverPhotography.com

Stephanie Westover's Qualifications

Owner/Partner Val Westover Photography/Capturing True Emotion LLC — 1994-Present
•Certified Professional Photographer specializing in portrait, wedding, headshot, event and photographic art photography.
•Over 10,000 Portrait, Wedding, Headshot & Event clients spread throughout the globe.
•Photograph non-profit organization events on a regular basis such as Mission Hostpital, Mission SJC, National Charity League and Mothers of Multiples.
•Director of Photography Wedding Department 2000 - 2010
•Developed photography training program for existing and new photographers.
•Created photography classes, workshops, expeditions and online courses, coaching and certification program for small and large scale groups.
•Instructed over 25,000 photographers with our nationally sited training programs.
•Co-created over 25 international photography meet up groups, social groups and YouTube instructional videos (averaging over 40 members per meetup group and over 600,000 CTEUNIVERSITY YouTube views).
•Invented photography educational applications (Exposure Pro App, DSLR & Cheat Sheet), using current technology, to aid in course instruction.
•Developed a large base of students (over 21,000) who return regularly for ongoing photography education.

Other Related Experience

Public Speaker; Craig Duswalt Marketing — 2009-Present

•Presented marketing strategies and business motivation for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Professional Model: Commercials, Print, Music Video, TV, Movies — 1984-Present

Publications

The Creative Photographer;
Truly A Lady
Email: Stephanie@ValWestoverPhotography.com


"I'll give you one example of why I love what I do... I photographed a little five year old girl on the beach one beautiful sunny day. This pretty little girl was barefoot, in a cute sun dress and she gave the sweetest smiles the entire photo session. Just recently, I photographed her again over 15 years later at the same beach, this time as a beautiful bride." ~ Val