you bring the dreams, I've got the strategy

but you don't have to do this alone

the heart behind it all

I BELIEVE WE WERE MADE FOR THIS

I’m Val, the life behind Val Marlene Creative! I’m married to Mark, my college sweetheart, best friend and the best business partner I could ask for.





My own business story starts with a camera in hand and a dream of being my own boss. I side hustled as a wedding photographer for 7 years and learned a lot the hard way before realizing that God had something more for me.

I’ve been through so many stages of burnout and hopelessness where I felt like I was the only one and would never see success, but friend, that was a straight. up. lie.

And it's a lie I'm betting you've believed too.


I’m Val, the life behind Val Marlene Creative! I’m married to Mark, my college sweetheart, best friend and the best business partner I could ask for.







My own business story starts with a camera in hand and a dream of being my own boss. I side hustled as a wedding photographer for 7 years and learned a lot the hard way before realizing that God had something more for me.

I’ve been through so many stages of burnout and hopelessness where I felt like I was the only one and would never see success, but friend, that was a straight. up. lie.

And it's a lie I'm betting you've believed too.


Girl, I’m so excited that you’ve found me, because I believe
in YOU. I believe you've got something special and you're capable of so much more than you know!


It’s very difficult for me to end a written sentence with anything other than an exclamation mark or smiley face ;)

I will rarely say no to a handcrafted latte, especially pumpkin spice in the Fall! I may be #basic, but I don't care!

I spent 7 years in the wedding industry before diving into coaching full time and am passionate about building healthy creative businesses.

I owe everything to my God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and believe He has called me to equip and educate women in building & sustaining healthy businesses!

I believe it is vital that you and I connect on a personal level, which is why I don’t take every client that comes my way. I believe you deserve the absolute best fit in a coach who will help you dream big and reach your goals. 

So, before you reach out, there are a few things you should know about me!

because business IS personal

i believe in a good fit

I believe it is vital that you and I connect on a personal level, which is why I don’t take every client that comes my way. I believe you deserve the absolute best fit in a coach who will help you dream big and reach your goals. 

So, before you reach out, there are a few things you should know about me!

because business IS personal

i believe in a good fit

It’s very difficult for me to end a written sentence with anything other than an exclamation mark or smiley face ;)

I will rarely say no to a handcrafted latte, especially pumpkin spice in the Fall! I may be #basic, but I don't care!

I spent 7 years in the wedding industry before diving into coaching full time and am passionate about building healthy creative businesses.

I owe everything to my God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and believe He has called me to equip and educate women in building & sustaining healthy businesses!

handwritten notes sealed with washi tape on
a colorful euro-flap envelope

fresh white peonies sitting nearby so I get the most amazing whiff of goodness while working

styling bright, white
spaces that feel both
fresh and welcoming

pretty much anything that comes in blush, coral or mustard if you haven't noticed ;)

these are a few
of my favorite

things

BRI SUMMERS

Val has been SO fabulous to work with. She's helped make my financial goals a much clearer picture (and I really hate excel), along with making sure I'm charging what I'm worth. She's also been like a therapist for me during our time together. She's helped me work through ALL the situations in the best way possible.

TINA KRUG

I reached out to Val because I was looking for clear direction and confidence in my business.

In just a few months we have worked HARD but gained so much! Val has a quiet strength and steady focus that have been a huge help for me as I flail around.

GABI GLOVER

Val is SUCH an encouragement to me personally, and to my business and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to push forward in their business. I feel like I have a true friend who cheers me on, knows my goals, and is helping me work towards those goals in very effective ways. I can see my business THRIVING!

ready to grow the business of your dreams?

with a work smarter, not harder
strategy built just for YOU

yes! let's do it!

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