what my clients say about me

Jaycelyn + Trevor

engagement session

Upon very first seeing a picture of Valentina’s on Instagram, my thoughts were, “Wow. I wish there was some way I could get this person as a photographer, but that will never happen, she must be impossible to book!” The photos I proceeded to see that she had taken of others pulled me in deeper, breathless from the moody, magical, wonder she had captured. My thoughts of ever being able to see my fiancé through Valentina’s camera-lens were some far off dream. Well, the story doesn’t end that way though. This one, dreams come true.
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First of all, even through contact via Instagram, Valentina was kind, friendly, excitable, helpful, informative, professional, inviting, encouraging, thoughtful, accommodating, charismatic, interested, and personable, just to name a few.

In person, even better. It felt like we were meeting a friend for the first time. She was warm, funny, and had a great vibe about her. Instantly she was at work, shooting photos and getting moments, angles, emotions that I would have never thought of. She made us feel so comfortable, so at ease, for us to be ourselves.

Her communication before the shoot, during the shoot, and after was quick, responsive, friendly, and most appreciated.

Along with her amazing photography talents, her editing abilities also need to be recognized for the additional gift and talent those abilities are. Seeing the color-palette choices she selected only increased the magic, the mood, the feeling that emanates when you even glance at her photos.

She is an artist. She is an artist both as a very skilled and unique photographer and an amazing editor and colorist. I truly expect her name to become well known because the images she captures are unlike any I have seen in hours and hours, and days and days, for years of browsing through photographers online. They are truly unique. They are not just to be seen, but to be FELT.

I would recommend Valentina to anyone. This truly was one of the best business/personal/intimate experiences I have had. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude to Valentina for sharing with me my beautiful fiancé through her eyes, her lens, her view of this world.

Valentina has a gift. Valentina is an artist. Valentina is truly a beautiful soul and I feel privileged to have enjoyed her time and company and her incredible photographs.


Abigail + Ronnie

Intimate wedding

I found Valentina on a whim via IG, and when my then-fiance and I met her, I knew we made the right decision in picking her to shoot our wedding day. Call it golden auras or good energy, she had it going on. I love the fact that we put our trust in her to direct us and also pick our secondary location, which made for ridiculously beautiful photos. She made us feel comfortable in front of the lens and created magical shots that I never could have imagined. We love our photos and would recommend her without hesitation.

Joanna + Tyler

intimate wedding

I found Valentina's photography on Instagram after searching for SF City Hall weddings. From the very beginning, Valentina was incredibly professional, friendly and so generous with her time answering all my millions of questions.

On the day she made us feel completely at ease and we have so many beautiful memories because of her keen artistic eye. If you're looking for a photographer that will go above and beyond and will deliver the most beautiful photos Valentina is your girl!!