"Best choice of the wedding...
Valeria and her team was a great fit for us, both in terms of the pictures we were looking for and as a friendly, practical person to work with. We were looking for a photographer who was communicative and had a strong sense of direction, which Valeria delivered wonderfully!
For our photos, Valeria captured the natural beauty of Shupe Homestead and charming moments of celebration that highlighted the joy in our friends and family. We especially appreciated that Valeria guided us to the right locations at the right times amidst all the chaos. Valeria even shot some great pictures of us in the evening after the sun had set. Overall, Valeria helped provide a calming but effective experience for a very hectic day. She captured all of the pictures on our list and made sure to get a candid picture of almost every single one of our guests. I am still getting comments from our guests about how much they LOVED the pictures!! Thank you to Valeria and her team!"
"What a creative, peaceful, thoughtful and genuine human. She was more than my photographer that day. She brought a sense of peace and comfort to both me and my husband. She captured all that I asked for plus some amazing moment that I can't get back. So now I can cherish them in photos. She even captured my shy husband in the most manly and handsome photos. She made his personality shine that day :) Can't tell her thank you enough! 100% BOOK HER"
Valeria did our engagement and wedding photos, and a year later I am still blown away at the quality of our pictures. Anyone who wants dynamic, unique, stunning photos should absolutely use her. She was incredibly professional and made getting pictures taken (a somewhat awkward process) a very laid back and personal process. She listened to my suggestions/requests and brought new ideas to our sessions so we got the best possible pictures. Her portfolio is amazing, and you won't be disappointed in your results, I promise!
"If I could rate higher than 5 stars I would! Valeria was a dream to work with from start to finish. She was prompt and professional in correspondence, warm, friendly, and enthusiastic about discussing ideas. When we told her we were interested in having our engagement shoot at Garden of the Gods (about two hours away) she was totally gung ho! On our wedding day she was great at finding the balance between giving us direction and getting us to relax and be in the moment. Our photos turned out amazing and now my biggest problem is having to pick which ones to use because they are all so great! If you want total peace of mind knowing your day will be captured perfectly then Valeria is your girl."
After Valeria did such a beautiful job photographing my sister’s wedding a few years ago, my now husband and I didn’t think twice about booking her for both our engagement session and wedding photography. Not only is Valeria’s work stunning, but she is a pleasure to have around on the big day (which is really just as important). Valeria helps you feel comfortable in front of the camera and is a sweetheart to work with. She catches great candid and posed shots, helps you brainstorm what your must have shots are for the day beforehand, and on top of her willingness to help with the details her editing is beautiful. Valeria did such a wonderful job and was a dream to work with, we would recommend her to anyone looking for great photography from a warm and lovely person!
"Out of all our vendors, I was most concerned with finding the right photographer. For us, this was the most important. I spent the first several months of our engagement searching and looking at online portfolios when I stumbled serendipitously on Valeria's Facebook page. I was instantly in love with her photos and knew her photojournalistic style was just what I was looking for. She has a way of making her photographs feel like you were right there laughing next to the everyone in the room. After our engagement photos, I knew we had made the right decision. She was attentive, professional and incredibly talented. And then we got our wedding photos back and wow... I cried the entire time, scrolling through each picture and reliving every moment all over again. I literally have no words that suffice in explaining how happy I am with our decision to choose Valeria and have/will recommend her to anyone I can."
"WOW. Valeria is a gem and my wife and I feel so fortunate that we found her to capture our special day.
When my fiancée and I started planning our CO wedding from out of state (TX), finding the perfect photographer was our top priority after the venue was set. We wanted an indoor ceremony and reception, but the majority of CO photographers we found had portfolios that mostly featured outdoor scenes, so it took considerable time and research finding a group of potential photographers that check all our boxes (style, packages, price, chemistry, etc.)
I had a massive spreadsheet going to compare all our options, but the first time we saw Valeria's work we both knew she was the one. After a few facetime interviews and phone calls with our top picks, we absolutely knew we wanted to have Valeria capture our special day. Her genuine warmth was so apparent and we're so happy we found her!
Valeria shot our engagement photos at the flatirons and our wedding at Hotel Boulderado. Planning from out of state with Valeria was easy. She was timely and professional with email and we always knew we could call her if we needed anything. The online albums made it easy to download photos and share the galleries.
Valeria's work is timeless. Our photos are gorgeous and take us back to the moment. We will cherish the shots forever! We get comments from family and friends about how special everything came out and we could not be happier!"
"Valeria is the photographer that every bride is looking for! Being a native Coloradan, I wanted to work with someone who appreciates the natural beauty of my home state. She is an expert with low light, shadows, and angles. She captured the organic beauty that our outdoor engagement site offered, and the uniqueness of our indoor wedding venue. All of her photos feel timeless and classy. Elegance,sweet moments, and natural smiles were caught on our wedding day, which is priceless!
I was super comfortable with Valeria. She is a true gem to the professional photographer community. I would highly recommend having her by your side on one of the most important days of your lives."
"I cannot even begin to describe my gratitude for Valeria. The moment I met Valeria and began working with her on my wedding vision, I was blown away at how intently she listened to my wishes in the most down-to-earth manner. She honestly felt like and old friend from the start. Valeria's impressive portfolio absolutely speaks for itself, and her calm demeanor, creative spirit, and friendliness was the icing on the cake. I looked forward to sitting down and chatting with her during all of our pre-wedding meetings. She was always available to chat, brainstorm, and answer questions.
My husband and I requested that Valeria take our engagement pictures during a little hike up South Table Mountain in Golden, CO. There was no hesitation and she shared in our excitement at our surroundings, even while carrying all of her heavy gear up the mountain! Our engagement photos came out absolutely stunning.
Valeria showed up to our wedding day in a wonderfully timely manner and wasted no time getting to work. Having two photographers at the wedding was absolutely perfect. I had mentioned to Valeria before our wedding that we wanted most of our pictures to be more candid and natural, but we also needed those classic posed wedding pictures right after the ceremony. Valeria meticulously went down our list of people and groups of people we needed photographed and made the entire process effortless and simple. Valeria suggested such stunning backdrops for many of the photos of my husband and I and, having our wedding on a working farm, she was completely un-phased to carry her gear through a grassy field or through dirt to snap the perfect picture. The 95 degree weather didn't even slow her down a bit! One of the first things my husband and I gloated about when we got to reflect on our wedding day was how we felt like Valeria was there for each and every moment, large or small, snapping photos of all the excitement we wanted captured memories of. We seriously couldn't have even directed her any better ourselves if we wanted to- she was just so intuitive and self-directed.
Sharing our wedding excitement with Valeria has been the absolute best decision we made for our wedding. Each and every one of Valeria's shots feels so extremely artistic and intimate and we are just so grateful for her work and the attention we received from her. We would hire Valeria again in a heartbeat and look forward to finding all the excuses to hire her again in the near future! Thank you, thank you! We love you!"
"We had the most amazing experience working with Valeria. I stumbled across her work on Instagram and just loved her style. She took the time to meet with us personally initially and was so excited about our vision and working together. We booked an engagement shoot with our package and I’m so glad we did! It gave us a great“dry run” of what the wedding would be like which quickly eliminated our nerves. My husband hates having pictures taken and is usually so awkward. But Valeria has all kinds of little tricks to get him comfortable and our pictures are just amazing. Nothing looks staged, it’s like we didn’t even know she was there :) Our wedding day was so smooth because she was able to roll with whatever came her way. She happily braved the cold/rain/snow to take some AMAZING photos. I’ve received SO many complements already on our photos. I would absolutely recommend Valeria to anyone looking for an amazing talented, professional and easy going photographer. I need to find more excuses to book her again!"
"We cannot put into words how happy and grateful we are for having Valeria as our wedding photographer! She was wonderful throughout the entire process. Weddings are a lot of work. They are emotional. I wanted to research to find a photographer my husband I both liked (and oh, I definitely did my research!). After looking debating, conversing, and looking some more, we knew without a doubt she was the one we needed to capture our wedding day. I still can't stop looking through all the photos she took for us. She not only captured all of out favorite moments of the day, but she documented things we didn't get to see! Our families and friends are even thrilled with how the photos turned out. There was nothing but ease, trust and respect from her! She made everything easy, seamless, and absolutely BEAUTIFUL in every way. I can't wait to use her in the future!!
Lisa and Justin"
"Valeria was incredible to work with for our engagement photo shoot. She made us feel very natural in front of the camera. The photos are beautiful and everything we wanted! Even though it was over 90 degrees when we took our photos, you can't tell by looking at the photos how hot we were. From a photographic perspective, I really appreciate her ability to frame the shots using natural elements. We took our photos in Cheesman Park and although the park was pretty crowded, Valeria was able to frame us to look like we were the only ones in the park, perfect for engagement photos. I strongly recommend working with her!"
"We cannot imagine using anyone but Valeria to capture our big day and give us the memories that will last a lifetime! Her photos and style were exactly what we wanted and we love that she truly captures the moment! She is professional and truly passionate about what she does, and knows how to bring out the best in you for every picture! We had her shoot our engagement pictures and she made us feel so comfortable, they turned out better than we ever expected! The few sneak peeks of our wedding photos are beyond amazing, we can't wait to see the rest! She books up quickly so make sure you book her ASAP!"