We are valinor media

 

Hi!

We’re Wayne and Cathy Warner, we’re a husband and wife photography team with a passion for helping families tell their stories.

Our clients understand that time passes in a hurry as they busily go about their lives raising their children or playing with their grandchildren, but they want to remember it all. These stories, these times, are the ones most treasured and that’s why they crave beautiful and honest photography that shows them doing what they love with the people that matter most to them. And over time, these memories become priceless.

As parents and grandparents, we get it. Helping families’ capture the best of who they are and the love and togetherness they share is why we love what we do so much. It both thrills and humbles us to think that years from now these photographs will evoke cherished memories of special times with their loved ones.

During your photo session we want you to play with your kids, tell us stories, laugh, sing, or play sports. In other words, we want you to be you! We will capture these genuine moments and when you look at your photographs you will recognize the love and so will everyone else.

Our Story

We met right after high school in 1979 and were married on February 10, 1980. I left for the Air Force four days later on Valentine’s Day. After spending nine years in the Air Force we moved to Mississippi and started college as “non-traditional” students. We moved back home to Tennessee in 1992 and have been here since. 

Photography has always been important to us. After our son, David, was born we wanted better quality photographs so we progressed from an old 110 point and shoot camera to our first 35mm. We can and have spent hours looking at our many photo albums from David’s childhood.

Fast forward to our grandchildren, Aamariah and Caiden. Since we were fortunate to have them live in the same city as us, it became our mission to capture their lives through photography. We bought professional Nikon equipment and studied photography to get us to the next level. We would photograph events, sports, and “just because” stuff. As we shared photos on social media, especially sports, we picked up more and more followers. Before long when we would photograph a basketball or baseball game we were not only photographing our kids but a group of others as well! It was so great making other people happy with our photography that we decided to do it professionally.

It gives us a lot of pleasure being able to create memorable photographs for the amazing people we meet. You know the saying, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” We definitely feel that way about photography and that love has never faded.

We’re all about real life. We want to photograph the real you, not the wooden poses of perfect studio sessions. We’re very informal people, probably too informal for some! This doesn’t mean that we’re not looking for best light or angles that will make you look your best. It means you don’t have to stand on ceremony, get in awkward poses, or fuss over the perfect clothes to wear. The best photographs are the ones that show your genuine personality. They’re also the ones you’ll value the most.

Check out our portfolio and if you’re even a little bit inspired to capture your own life, or want to talk about what working with us would look like for your family or business, contact us today. We’d love to hear more!

We are valinor media

 

Hi!

We’re Wayne and Cathy Warner, we’re a husband and wife photography team with a passion for helping families tell their stories.

Our clients understand that time passes in a hurry as they busily go about their lives raising their children or playing with their grandchildren, but they want to remember it all. These stories, these times, are the ones most treasured and that’s why they crave beautiful and honest photography that shows them doing what they love with the people that matter most to them. And over time, these memories become priceless.

 

As parents and grandparents, we get it. Helping families’ capture the best of who they are and the love and togetherness they share is why we love what we do so much. It both thrills and humbles us to think that years from now these photographs will evoke cherished memories of special times with their loved ones.

During your photo session we want you to play with your kids, tell us stories, laugh, sing, or play sports. In other words, we want you to be you! We will capture these genuine moments and when you look at your photographs you will recognize the love and so will everyone else.

Our Story

We met right after high school in 1979 and were married on February 10, 1980. I left for the Air Force four days later on Valentine’s Day. After spending nine years in the Air Force we moved to Mississippi and started college as “non-traditional” students. We moved back home to Tennessee in 1992 and have been here since.

Photography has always been important to us. After our son, David, was born we wanted better quality photographs so we progressed from an old 110 point and shoot camera to our first 35mm. We can and have spent hours looking at our many photo albums from David’s childhood.

 

Fast forward to our grandchildren, Aamariah and Caiden. Since we were fortunate to have them live in the same city as us, it became our mission to capture their lives through photography. We bought professional Nikon equipment and studied photography to get us to the next level. We would photograph events, sports, and “just because” stuff. As we shared photos on social media, especially sports, we picked up more and more followers. Before long when we would photograph a basketball or baseball game we were not only photographing our kids but a group of others as well! It was so great making other people happy with our photography that we decided to do it professionally.

It gives us a lot of pleasure being able to create memorable photographs for the amazing people we meet. You know the saying, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” We definitely feel that way about photography and that love has never faded.

We’re all about real life. We want to photograph the real you, not the wooden poses of perfect studio sessions. We’re very informal people, probably too informal for some! This doesn’t mean that we’re not looking for best light or angles that will make you look your best. It means you don’t have to stand on ceremony, get in awkward poses, or fuss over the perfect clothes to wear. The best photographs are the ones that show your genuine personality. They’re also the ones you’ll value the most.

Check out our portfolio and if you’re even a little bit inspired to capture your own life, or want to talk about what working with us would look like for your family or business, contact us today. We’d love to hear more!

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