Hello – I’m Val and I live in Oxton village but I was born just north of Toronto…  I take pictures because I love to.  I got my first camera when I was in primary school and eventually a friend asked me to photograph their wedding… As more requests like this came in,  the seed of Flying Canadian Photography was sewn.  

As we may be spending a bit of time together, head over to my “About Me” page to find out what makes me tick…

And more importantly to meet my ‘fur baby’ Stella!

“Absolutely love our photos taken by Val! Going to be hard to choose which ones to put on the wall and Val is relaxed and great with kids she made the whole day feel like we were just off for a nice family day instead of a stressful shoot. Evelyn really enjoyed hanging out with her which got some lovely photos of Evelyn having fun!” Xxx

Sarah Partridge

My Portfolio

The O'Neill's

We had a family photo shoot with our 4 month old daughter. Val could not have made us feel more welcome and relaxed which definitely showed in the photo’s. We are so pleased with them, it will be hard to choose what goes up on the wall!


“The Flying Canadian has been doing the photography for Wirral Animal Sanctuary since the charity started, and we are so blessed to have this amazing lady on board. She deals with our absolute animal (and sometimes human!) chaos like it is no big deal! Val is one of the kindest and coolest people we know! Her photos are absolute genius of both our creatures and our volunteers. I would not consider anyone but Val for photos both professionally and personally, so glad to have met such a wonderful photographer and friend.”

Mark & Marie

“We have had three photoshoots with Val over the last two years. She completed a bump photoshoot and a post-bump photoshoot with our new baby and these are photos we will treasure forever. Our little one has just turned 2 and we had another family photoshoot with his cousins included. Val is amazing at capturing natural photos which are so beautiful. Cannot recommend Flying Canadian Photography enough!”


“Val is amazing she puts up with so much from us, being kissed by a dog while trying to take her photo (Mishka), foster dog Luna going to throw up on her (Luna did try to tidy that up) and of course skunk poop from Chaos….they do say never work with children or animals but Val seems more than happy with it all.”

Cathy and Neil

“Flying Canadian Photography photographed our wedding and were absolutely fantastic from morning until evening. We have so many fabulous photos capturing our day that we are having difficulty picking the final ones for the album. Our guests commented on how hard they worked and how at ease they made people feel. I would definitely recommend Flying Canadian Photography. Thank-you Val.”


“Beyond happy! Val photographed my Skye as part of Wirral Animal Sanctuary coffee morning/photoshoot and I honestly could not be any happier with the photos! We have been provided with stunning photos of our furbaby girl and Val caught her perfectly! Would not hesitate to use you again and recommend highly.”


“We absolutely love our photos, they really capture the vibe of the day and they are such good memories. They arrived an hour after we got back from our honeymoon so it was absolutely perfect timing, we sat down and looked at them together and it was such a lovely end to the whole thing. Thank you for doing such a fantastic job!”


“Nothing is too much trouble for Val! She is very keen to ensure you are happy with the images she produces and puts that extra effort into each and every one. I wouldn’t hesitate to call for her assistance with any photo opportunity, be it the dogs, cats, kids or our business requirements!”


“I took my dog Daisy to have a mini photo session with Val at Flying Canadian Photography. It was so much fun for me, as well as Daisy who enjoyed the assortment of toys and treats that Val brought along. I absolutely love the photos too. Val has really captured Daisy’s personality. I will treasure them forever. I would definitely recommend Flying Canadian Photography!”


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is located in Oxton Village and is a wedding, pet and family photographer.