The Valerie Marie

san antonio greenhouse

Welcome to The Valerie Marie, a chic, glass window greenhouse!

Now open to clients of MC Photography or other photographers for rent for $75/hour or $150 for 3-5 hours.

About The Valerie Marie

The Valerie Marie is a glass window greenhouse built specifically for natural light photography. It has a dainty, chic aesthetic with lots of luscious green plants. MC Photography uses it seasonally for mini sessions and is now booking Spring Minis.

The sun sets directly behind the greenhouse, making it perfect for golden hour photo shoots. Light shines beautifully into the greenhouse 2-3 hours before sunset.

It is available for rent to photographers.

Rental Information

Photographers interested in renting the greenhouse can check out my booking calendar for available dates. Once you book, you’ll need to sign a contract. Then let me know how many hours, so I can invoice you.

Rental fee: $75/hour or $125 for the evening 3-5 hours.

The rental fee goes back into maintaining the plants and surrounding area to keep it beautiful for all guests. You may rearrange the greenhouse if you wish, but please move all items back to where you found them.

Additional details will be given including location, where to park, how to enter, etc. after booking. Thank you for your support!

Our Story

The Valerie Marie is named in memory of my departed sister, Valerie Marie, as gift to my parents (as it is on their property).

This was a family project, built by my dad and husband with help from my mom, niece, 7, and even my 5-year-old son. It was built with love.

My prayer is that this house — with its stunning sunlight and lively plant life — will be a house of new life and hope in the midst of great loss.

Valerie Marie means valiant or “possessing or showing courage or determination.”

Infant loss — as with any loss — is so difficult, and as mothers, with God’s help, we exhibit so much courage, bravery and strength when we go through loss.

As a personal testimony, I lost my own baby in a miscarriage, and while it was the hardest season of my life, I felt the comfort God like never before.

And two years later, I get to celebrate my rainbow baby, Andrew Jeremiah, who is truly joy after the storm.

My prayer is that anyone who has experienced loss like this of a child or any other difficult season of life, can enter The Valerie Marie and feel valor and renewed hope that comes from God.

He is the only One who can truly make beauty from ashes and joy for mourning (Isaiah 61:3).

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
— Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

Thank you for reading about our story!

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