Valerie Mosley Photography
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photo: Tanya Fabian


I’m a storyteller at heart. I’ve spent my entire career meeting and connecting with people to authentically tell their story. I truly believe visual storytelling is the most powerful way to move an audience and help us all better connect in the digital age. 

Visual storytelling can cover an array of people, topics, passions, and businesses and can be done in a variety of ways. For me, it began with my formal education, as I earned a master’s degree in photojournalism at the University of Missouri; here I learned to tell a story with photographs. Most importantly, I learned to take pictures that made a difference, even on a small scale. 

From there, I’ve made a career weaving photos and film into short, documentary-style videos that visually and meaningfully tell the story of my subjects: nonprofits, businesses, and families. I help my subjects define their story, capture the footage, and ultimately produce a visual story that really explains your mark on the world in a way that audiences will connect with and be moved by. 

In this digital day and age, one of the most valuable things people and businesses have are their stories. The ability to effectively tell someone where they’re going, where they’ve been, and why is one of the best ways to foster a relationship and create a genuine connection. Taking the risk of telling your story in a truly eye-catching and captivating way is worth the reward. Set your organization apart from the rest and let your well-told story do the work.



With my deep background in photojournalism, I’ve been telling stories my whole career. In school, I earned my master’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism and have worked at newspapers across the country telling stories with photos. My work has been recognized in the following ways: 

  • Award of Excellence in General News, National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism 2013

  • 2012 Visual Journalism/Photography Award for work on child poverty, Gannett Employee Awards

  • First Place in Visual Journalism, Best of Gannett 2012

  • Gannett Awards of Excellence, 3rd Quarter 2012—Best in Show

  • First and second place in Photo Story category, 2012 Missouri APME awards

  • First place in Feature Photos, Second place in Breaking News, Missouri Press Association 2011

  • First Place in Visual Journalism, Best of Gannett 2011

One of the many highlights of my storytelling career was being awarded Gannett's Photographer of the Year Award for my work on a series that shined a light on child poverty in the Ozarks. It was so rewarding when readers wanted to reach out to someone I photographed because they felt like they knew them. This is what I am able to do for every client. Contact me to get started on your project.

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Ready to tell your story? Big or small, your story is worth telling. Contact me to learn more about my services and how I can help you visually tell yours. 

See how I’ve helped other organizations and people tell their story by checking out my work. Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see more.