HI, MY NAME IS VALENTINA
BUT YOU CAN CALL ME V

I was born in 1988 in a small touristic town on the side of Garda Lake, 30 minutes far from Verona, theatre of Romeo and Juliet's love story. My first passion was ballet, I started going to school at 6 and practiced for many years, even teaching for a few. At the end of 2015, after years wondering what I wanted to be as an adult, I followed my boyfriend who got a job in the Bay Area and we've been here since then. I moved here while I was writing my first (and only, for now!) cookbook and after shooting 100 recipes in only 5 months, I felt the incredible need to portray something more...alive! That's when I started taking photos of people and realized I was pretty good at it. And especially, I finally felt it was the exact thing I was born to do.

As hopeless romantic - sorry, I have Venus in Cancer - I couldn't fall in love with anything else than weddings and even more with elopements. After months shooting for free waiting for my employment authorization, I officially opened my business in March 2019 at the old age of 30. It took me a lot of time to find my path, but all the experiences and adventures I had in those years made me the artist I am now.

A few fun facts...
I'm dog mom of a miniature long-haired dachshund called Aria - means Air in Italy and definitely has Arya's (GoT) temperament / I have a separated Instagram account dedicated to a sustainable capsule wardrobe, green beauty, and some food / I kinda suffer from OCD when I learn new things or start a new project.

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Let's dance together on the music of the emotions.