Hello and welcome! My name is Val Mirov and I am a Bay Area-based photographer, specializing in portraits, nightlife events, and casual modeling. Yes, I love taking pictures of engaged couples and wedding receptions as well!
I maintain a "personal-professional" relationship with my portraits and modeling clients, one of friendship and trust. It is best to think of me as a trusted friend - someone who shapes your public image with great care and would not showcase any of your images in social media or this website without a written consent to do so. All photo-sessions begin with a discussion of expectations and signing of an agreement form to eliminate any potential misunderstanding.
Outside of photography, I enjoy Latin dancing, jogging, and spending time with my adorable 10 year old son, Roman. Originally, I am from St-Petersburg, Russia, with most of my childhood summers spent between European countries and Sochi region, home to 2014 winter Olympics. Presently, I live in Lafayette, CA.
I do hope that you enjoy my photography style and appreciate referrals. If you have an immediate need or a question, please feel free to call/text me at 415.419.7670. I look forward to speak with you, to listen to your ideas and offer you personal guidance in creating images that best represent you.