Sylvia Valentine  (Photo by Michael White)

Sylvia Valentine
 (Photo by Michael White)

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Kahlil Gibran

In my experience art & nature are like prayer (personal, intimate) and beauty is medicine! I hope my photography stirs something inside you, to feel more connected with everything around and within you. My intention is to bring more beauty and clarity to each moment through everything I do. 

Paul and Sylvia, Kauai, 2013

Paul and Sylvia, Kauai, 2013

I re-discovered my love of photography on a trip to New Zealand in 2008 with my husband Paul. We love to travel and experience the richness of other cultures and landscapes! And we’re always exploring nooks and crannies near our home too! Many of my favorite photos are from our own backyard...Carmel, Big Sur, Monterey Bay & Santa Cruz in the Central Coast of California.

I photograph intuitively and organically, continuing to learn everyday. My name means "Maiden of the Woods" and I've always felt connected to Nature. I love capturing the Spirit of a place, often using close angles and light to bring a magical, unique perspective. I’m a huge advocate of sharing our creative pursuits and exploring our inner artist no matter what our “day job” might be. I have a BA in Ayurveda (Holistic) Medicine and an MA in Spiritual Psychology. And I love embracing both right and left brain activities!

Succulent Gardens, Moss Landing, CA

Succulent Gardens, Moss Landing, CA

I'm self-employed, part time with photography and part time helping conscious business owners manage their client care, team and systems so they can focus on their genius zone! I love this flexibility in my schedule, allowing me to create my own routine and rhythm. It allows space for my creativity, volunteer work, home projects, travels near and far, and especially curled up with a cat and a good book!

If you're a speaker, coach or healer drowning in all the admin details and looking to leverage to the next level of your biz, I'd be happy to offer you a complimentary 1-1 Client Care Discovery Session. Contact me for details xoxo. 

Bamboo Giant, Aptos, CA

Bamboo Giant, Aptos, CA

I live in Corralitos, CA near Santa Cruz on the Central Coast with my husband Paul Henrichsen (helicopter pilot, surfer, 4th generation local) and our 2 furry felines, Fitz & Bindi. 

I⁠⁠ contribute a portion of all photo sales  to environmental projects I know and have worked with personally including www.AwakeningTheDreamer.org www.TM.orgwww.Nature.org  

 I share my art in gallery shows in different formats like metal, canvas, framed glass, wood & silk. I'm tickled to have my products in retail & gift shops locally (mats, greeting cards, mouse pads, magnets, mini-frames, mugs & more...)

Thank you Santa Cruz for voting me Best Photographer for 3 years!

Sylvia & Paul Kauai Wedding 2005

Sylvia & Paul
Kauai Wedding 2005

Around me, the trees stir in their leaves and call out, 'stay awhile'.
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, 'it's simple', they say, 
and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy,
to be filled 
with light, and to shine
-Mary Oliver

Kauai 2013

Kauai 2013

  

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