Meet the Artist
Underneath the plain veneer of every stone is a hidden beauty carved out by nature and time.
Each one is as unique as you and I. God is the artist and I am the photographer.
My name is Valerie Woods and I am a photographer based in the Mid-Columbia region of Washington State. I am a wife, a mother, and an avid nature lover. I love to go camping off grid with my family, exploring, collecting rocks and enjoying God's creation!
I grew up in the Seattle area and my family would go on road trips. Everywhere we went, we
would show each other the prettiest rocks we could find. That set the foundation for my love of
My love of photography came from my grandfather. He was my mentor, my biggest fan and my biggest critic. He taught me the art of photography and we shared that passion until he
passed away a few years ago. I have done portrait photography and wedding photography but I found my passion with Macro photography, where you take close up pictures of very small
things. I took pictures of every little creature and flower I could find, even a few weeds and I
loved it! I enjoyed capturing the fine details; a dragonflies face or a bees fuzz. It fascinates me!
Eventually I turned my lens on stone when my husband built me a slate fountain. Poor man,
he never imagined he would be living with rocks all over the house and yard for the rest of his
days. I saw something interesting in the slate, took the picture and found an elephant in the
stone. That was 12 years ago and I have been enjoying the treasure hunt ever since!
I hope you love my pictures. They are a fascinating mix of nature, dramatic color, and
contrast. I print these with the finest canvas, fine art papers and archival inks so you will be
able to enjoy them for generations to come! My pieces are great conversation starters, just ask
one question and watch people react;
What do YOU see?
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