Valeria was absolutely one of the best choices we could have made for our wedding in early Oct 2022! She was so personable and wonderful to interact with; her portfolio is just breathtaking as well. We know you're not really supposed to go with the first vendor for a category without meeting any others but we were so in love with Valeria's work and her personality that all three of us (myself, my now-husband, and my mother) were more than sure of our choice to hire her. Her and her assistant were right on time on our wedding day and were so helpful with guiding us through the day alongside our venue coordinator, and we got multiple compliments from guests who were very impressed with how she was just all over the place capturing so much detail.
Our guests, family, friends, etc are absolutely blown away by all of our photos now that we have them and have nothing but compliments and awestruck comments to share with us!
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."
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!
Valeria was our engagement and wedding photographer and she was phenomenal to work with! My husband and I instantly clicked with Valeria's warm, friendly, and laid-back personality. She is clear and professional, but also made the process so much fun. We also received compliments about how easy Valeria was to work with from our wedding party and family. Valeria's photos are just gorgeous! Don't wait to hire her- she is amazing!
- Stephanie (2022)
Oh my gosh!!!! Our pictures looked so amazing! We are obsessed!!! Valeria is amazing! She is very inclusive and made a million pictures feel natural! She captured our big day beautifully! Her and her team are amazing! They did a great job and we could not be happier with how everything turned out!
I couldn't have asked for a better wedding photographer. After looking over Valeria's work and feeling impressed, my wife and I met her for a consultation and developed an instant rapport. She and her assistant were fantastic on the day of the wedding. They were encouraging, made every planned shot feel natural, and deftly captured candid moments without interrupting the action. More than one of our guests commented on how professional and unobtrusive Valeria was. The finished photos were also exactly what we wanted. They look natural, crisp, and real but are still artful and flattering. Thanks so much, Valeria, and well done!
Valeria is the best! I found her while flipping through my wedding venue’s highlights of photographers who had worked there. I was immediately drawn to her photos…the finishes, the moments she captured, the variety. I loved it all! Not knowing how to pose in front of a camera or feeling somewhat uncomfortable doesn’t matter with Valeria. She will make you feel comfortable! For two people who don’t enjoy having our photos taken, we had a great time at both our engagement and wedding sessions. Having Valeria as your photographer is like having a friend come to some of your favorite places and hang out with you while taking your photo. Truly. My husband and I felt free to be in the moment and then had these incredible photos of those moments. She also does a great job of giving direction (where to look and what to do) if needed. I loved that she would ask us questions about each other or encourage us to take in any views or moments because the photos express so much. If you’re anything like me and my husband, chances are you’re going to forget a lot from your wedding day. Getting our photos back from Valeria took us right back to those memories! We will cherish these pictures for the rest of our lives. Aside from her incredible talent, Valeria is very professional, responds quickly to emails, shows up ready to work, and is very fun and friendly. I hope to work with her again in the future!
"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!"
Valeria was amazing! She took the time to understand what we were looking for in our photos and executed our vision flawlessly! She has a very calming presence and blended into the event while still getting all the photos we wanted. The photos are absolutely stunning and every time I look through them it's like re-living the best day ever. Overall, we had a fantastic experience with her and wholeheartedly recommend her to any couples who are planning their wedding
"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 & Justin (2017)