Hi there! My name is Val Fastenau (pronounced Fast-in-awe). Happy to “meet you”! I’m excited to introduce myself to you, and hopefully get to know you as I help you capture gorgeous images!

A few fun facts about me:

  1. I am a newlywed-ish! I married my childhood crush in June of 2018. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about wedding planning. I would love to help you out any way I can!

  2. I am a Montana native, but have lived in four different states. Montana is my favorite of the bunch!

  3. My college major is Mechanical Engineering Technology. I grew up with both a mechanical and an artistic background. I chose my field of study because the classes looked like fun and it hasn’t disappointed yet! ;)

  4. I’ve always loved taking pictures; those disposable film cameras were my jam when I was little! I began to pursue photography more seriously as a creative release from my engineering courses. I fell in love with portraiture, and especially photographing weddings. And then Fastenau Photography was born.

  5. My favorite season is fall! I love the changing colors of the leaves, cozy scarves, pumpkin spice everything and stepping on crunchy leaves. It’s also the official start of vest season!

  6. I have heterochromia, which means that each of my eyes is a different color. It doesn't affect my vision, but it looks pretty cool, if I do say so myself.

Now you know a few random things about me! I hope to be hearing from you soon! You can contact me here.

Let’s be friends!