The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center is happy to announce the Grand Opening of Photography by Valerie Shimonis LLC, as entrepreneur, Valerie Shimonis has opened her very own photography business.  Ms. Shimonis celebrated with family & friends a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony held on June 29th, 2018 at The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center. Also attending the event was Brian Dowd, representing Congressman Matt Cartwright.

When asked why she chose to start her own business, Ms. Shimonis replied, “I have always been a creative person and have had a passion for photography since I was young.

"I pursued that passion and gained my BFA in Photography from Marywood University in 2012. During some soul-searching and extensive research, I decided I wanted to bring an updated approach to the way businesses think about Branding in Northeastern Pennsylvania in terms of photography. I wanted to not only share my passion of photography, but also be an educator and motivator for other business owners. With the support from my family, I took the dive and opened up shop!”

Photography by Valerie Shimonis LLC is a home-based business located in Mayfield, Pennsylvania. Valerie will offer on-location Personal Branding Photography for commercial clients and businesses, as well as Outdoor Portrait Photography for consumers.

Customers can contact Photography by Valerie Shimonis LLC by email at, phone at  (570) 877-4110, or can visit Valerie’s websites at OR