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About Valerie

Valerie Tobias is an award-winning freelance photojournalist based in Madison, Wisconsin. Her love affair with the image started as a young child, watching in awe as her photographer father magically created art out of blank pieces of photo paper in their basement darkroom.


Many years and many, many cameras later, Valerie went pro after earning a B.A. in Journalism in 1996 and a B.A. in Photojournalism in 2002.


As a news photographer, journalist and editor for nearly a decade, Valerie has gained extensive experience covering all aspects of both major and community news and is comfortable blending into any situation to most accurately and creatively document any event or personality.


In March of 2009, Valerie resigned from her staff photojournalist and photo editing position at a Chicago-area newspaper to pursue personal interests in Madison, Wisconsin. In May of 2009, she launched Valerie Tobias Photography, a wedding, portrait and freelance editorial photojournalism business.