Well hello you! Thanks for stopping by my little studio The Red Balloon Photography. Just prepare yourself for the intense feelings of happiness + nostalgia that are coming your way. You might even be tempted to step outside and run free with a red balloon in hand, and that’s OK too.

If you’re curious, my name is Valeria Spring, but you can call me Val.

I live + love + create memories in Seattle, though my roots take me back to Buenos Aires, Argentina.


I’m a self-proclaimed super passionate portrait photographer addicted to vintage ephemera and typically trapped inside a dreamy child-like story plot somewhere far far away.


When I’m not daydreaming in wonderland, I’m most certainly capturing magical moments on camera, hugging my two little ones, watching movies with hubby inside the covers or editing photos like a crazy person.

I can also be found in garage sales or in the shopping corridors of Etsy. If you know a help group for the above please notify me immediately. I need help!

I cannot have enough cardigans and hair bows.

If you must win me over, chocolate or gardenias will do the trick.


Now, enough about me. I’d love to hear about you! Send me your love at val@theredballoonphotography.com


Ighal - January 4, 2011 - 5:53 am

Simply awesome work.
Ighal desde Miami

Lisa Gunn - January 5, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Your work is amazing.Congrats on your new website. Can’t wait to see more.

Mercedes Carballo - January 7, 2011 - 9:12 pm

Vale sos una genia, siempre q veo q has puesto alguna foto en face las veo, impresionantes las fotos!!!!! un beso grande desde NY y dentro de poco desde Mendoza xq me vuelvo para alla!! besos Mercedes

Eze - January 13, 2011 - 6:57 pm

Vale, te felicito, espectaculares las fotos. El contraste, las ropas…
la verdad, una genia!!! otra que warhol jejeje

Terry - February 10, 2011 - 8:12 am

Awesome. I love your style. Could you teach me to get such a wonderful color? At least some tips?

efi - February 26, 2011 - 1:53 pm

dont want to repeat myself but i am just in love with your work… :)..

Ampersand Design - February 26, 2011 - 10:33 pm

Just sublime images. Amazing work. I’ll be visiting your blog regularly.

Sandy K

dinndi - February 27, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Genial!!! Lindo Trabalho!!!!

kristen ~ pajama mama - March 18, 2011 - 8:10 am

your images are gorgeous. found you from heartmade + so glad i did.

have a beautiful weekend. thanks for the inspiration,


Dana - April 27, 2011 - 4:44 pm

Hola Valeria,

Mi amiga Gorete me hablo de vos. Yo tambien soy de Buenos Aires y estoy viviendo en Houston. Estoy estudiando fotografia y me encanta tu trabajo. Me encantaria contactarte ya que sos la unica argentina que encontre con mi misma pasion.


marianne - September 8, 2011 - 12:14 am

Val, i love love love your work. Amazing talent and beautiful moms heart reflected in each image. Your girls are the most beautiful girls in the whole world. Can’t wait for more. :)

Norma Rotenberg - November 26, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Vale:disfruto mucho cada foto , pones tanta pasion !! y sabes transmitir emocion .Estoy orgullosa y feliz que puedas desarrollarte en esta rama de arte. Te amo Mama

Lyudmila - February 4, 2012 - 4:07 pm


I just wanted to let you know that you have an incredible talent! Your images looks so great and you really are different from most of the photographer I saw. Great job!!!

johanna - April 28, 2012 - 11:20 pm

Valeria, you are one awesome and talented photog! I am a recent graduate motion designer. I was left uninspired after years of school, and now that i’m seeing your photographs, I really want to get back to my camera and make new beautiful videos! thanks for returning that spark in me! :)

Angie Penrose - May 30, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Stumbled upon your blog from Reverie. So glad I did! Your work is so beautiful.

Kali Jaeger - July 21, 2012 - 10:27 pm

I’ve found a fellow Seattle photographer! I love your work.
consider me addicted,

Addie - August 8, 2012 - 9:52 pm

Hiii! I was just curious – what Photoshop actions do you use to filter your photography, if you don’t mind sharing? Thanks! :)

Sarah W - August 9, 2012 - 10:06 am

Love your work, Val. Inspiring.

Wendy Adams - September 14, 2012 - 5:04 pm

I love your work. I too have family in Argentina! BA via SanFrancisco.

Miki McCurdy - October 23, 2012 - 6:46 am

LOVE your work! just curious…what type camera do you use?

eva maria - December 1, 2012 - 6:45 am

AWESOME!!!!:)) Lights, colors and compositions are more than super truper :)) Thank you

Sofia - December 13, 2012 - 4:38 pm

I love your works and that intense joy of existence that almost makes tear.
Any workshops coming? Seattle is on my mind for Christmas ( currently in Tampa ) and I’d love to take one with you ( I do photography & graphic design ).
Or if you need a free assistant in the end of December, let me know :)

Jaime - January 9, 2013 - 9:42 am

Hi Val,

I absolutely LOVE your work! It’s beautiful, and really inspiring to me. Your style is so engaging and I love how each photo has an emotion and a story. Thanks for sharing it!

sam - February 26, 2013 - 12:45 am

Beautiful work. Tone, composition and sensitivity. It’s clear you love what you do. Would you mind sharing the camera you use and if there’s something you swear by on photoshop. All the best to you and keep on transporting us with these images.

lori Fondon - March 22, 2013 - 8:26 am

i am in love with your work!! This is how i DREAM that my pics will turn out!! I am a brand new,rookie person who likes to take pictures…can’t call myself a photographer just yet!! Can you pretty please share your editing software and a recipe or two???
thank you!!!

Melody - August 1, 2013 - 4:48 pm

Hello there! I am blown away by your work!!! Do you mind sharing what camera you use? Also your favorite lense? Just curious : )

Steven - January 26, 2014 - 1:44 am

What for beautiful photos you have. I love and like your photography! I come back, often.

Cara - March 26, 2014 - 8:00 am

Just curious what photoshop actions you use!! Love your work! Cara

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