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Le Rivage Wedding | Ring, Candles and a Pillow Pal

Le Rivage | June Wedding | Carlos Valentino Photographer | Sacramento | PhotoLast week a potential client filled out my on-line form for a consultation. However, it was Alyssa’s response to the question “How did your fiancé propose” that stopped me in my tracks. I read her story to myself and then read it to my wife. I knew right at that moment that I wanted to work with Alyssa and Armando. How did your Armando propose to Alyssa?

“I had my first solo art show last year and my fiancé drove down to Santa Barbara to be there for the big day. After the show was over we got back to my apartment and he had decorated my whole room with candles and flowers. The candles made a path to my bed which had a pillow pal on it (I had been wanting one!). With it was a card and he had wrote the most amazing love letter to me. Then he told me to look under the pillow pal. So I did and there was a ring box. I opened it and there was a note that stated “Turn around”. When I did he was on one knee with a ring and he proposed to me. And of course I started crying and I said, yes.”

They are starting a new life together later this summer surrounded by Family and Friends at the beautiful Le Rivage; I can’t wait.!!

 

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Colour Bar | Make Up Artist | Photo Session

Model Session | Carlos Valentino Photography

Wedding Photography is very rewarding and 2013 is shaping up to be a very exciting year in regards to wedding photography. To keep my work fresh, I like to collaborate with other vendors on personal projects. Last week I had the pleasure of working with make up artist, Sumin & Evelyn from The Colour Bar.

Here are a few images from that shoot.

Colour Bar | Make Up Artist | Head Shot Session | Carlos Valentino Photography
Colour Bar | Make Up Artist | Head Shot Session | Carlos Valentino PhotographyColour Bar | Make Up Artist | Head Shot Session | Carlos Valentino Photography

 

Colour Bar | Make Up Artist | Head Shot Session | Carlos Valentino Photography

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Bride Testimonial | Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament | Croation Center | Sofia Rubio

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament | Croation Center | Bride Testimonial

I opened my inbox and found a lovely email from a Bride today. Sofia & Pedro decided to have their wedding at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and their reception at the Croation Center. The wedding was beautiful, the reception was fun and Sofia & Pedro enjoyed every minute of it. Sofia was so excited when I handed her the wedding album.  Afterwards I caught her spacing away as Pedro and I conversed. I asked her if she was feeling ok and she said “I’m just reliving my wedding day”. That my friends, is what wedding photography is all about!

“Carlos, you have captured the essence of our wedding day. Words cannot describe it! You have the creative ability to have captured every moment and every detail of our special day and more. We already lost track of the number of times we have looked through our wedding album. Looking at the photographs takes us back in time as if it were our wedding day again. It was the perfect day. We just wanted to take the time to Thank You for creating memories that we love and will cherish for many years to come. The picture quality and your professionalism surpassed our expectations and we are very fortunate to have had you as our photographer. You are passionate about your photography and it shows. Your work is amazing. All of our family and friends are delighted! THANK YOU!!!

Sofia & Pedro Rubio”

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Dotons Point | Engagement Session | Jennifer & Tyson

Dotons Point | Folsom Lake | Engagement Session | Wedding | Carlos Valentino PhotographyWe waited 4 weeks to photograph this engagement session. We agreed to get together in December, but it rained for what seemed to be every weekend in December. However, 2013 came with high hopes and blue skies and we met at Dotons Point in Loomis for this engagement session. It was a blast photographing Jennifer & Tyson and I look forward to their wedding at the Croation Center later this year.

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BRIDE TESTIMONIAL | LIZ MALLORY

Brides know that I love photographing weddings. They also know that I love to receive and share the thank you letters that they send me. I photographed Liz and Nic’s wedding in 2012 at the Brookshire Gardens and she says:

Thank you so much for being our photographer and the beautiful photos we have to keep alive the fun memories from our wedding!  The album & bridal portrait look amazing. We rewatched the slideshow together; its so beautiful and so great to hear our messages to each other. It was so fun working with you and letting our minds at ease knowing we were in good hands! We were so blessed to work with you and we recommend you too all our friends.” Liz & Nic.

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Brookshire Gardens | Carlos Valentino | Liz & Nic | Wedding Album

 

Brookshire Gardens

6201 North Street
El Dorado, CA 95623

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Wedding Consultations | Bridal Showcase | Cal Expo

Carlos Valentino Photography | Bridal Showcase | Cal Expo | SacramentoMy wife Sunny and I had a great time this weekend at the Bridal Showcase wedding show in Cal Expo. It was exciting to meet Brides and MOTB’s (Mother of the Bride) as they chatted about the wedding day while they leafed through the wedding photography albums. It’s been almost a week since the bridal show and now our calendar is busy with consultations  and engagement sessions. If you would like to schedule a consultation feel free to give me a call. It’s going to be a fun 2013!

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Brookshire Gardens | Wedding | Liz & Nic

When I arrived at Brookshire Gardens Nic and his Groomsmen were setting up the tables for the guest. It was a hot afternoon in El Dorado, but the guys were all smiles and all in good spirits. The ladies were getting ready in the barn and Liz was smiling so much that she was glowing and her bridesmaids were just as excited. This was a lovely wedding. Both sets of parents were proud and so easy going. Nic’s mom was so full of emotion and Liz’s mom was just as excited. There was no running around, no one was late, everyone was happy to be there and who wouldn’t be. The grounds at the Brookshire Gardens are beautiful. At times Nic would hold his Bride in his arms so lovingly and Liz would stop and stare at her Groom with so much love and respect, it was beautiful to watch. I had a wonderful time.

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Brookshire Gardens | Wedding | El Dorado | Carlos Valentino Photography

Brookshire Gardens | Wedding | El Dorado | Carlos Valentino Photography

Brookshire Gardens | Wedding | El Dorado | Carlos Valentino Photography

Brookshire Gardens | Wedding | El Dorado | Carlos Valentino Photography

Brookshire Gardens | Wedding | El Dorado | Carlos Valentino Photography

Brookshire Gardens | Wedding | El Dorado | Carlos Valentino Photography

Brookshire Gardens | Wedding | El Dorado | Carlos Valentino Photography

Brookshire Gardens

6201 North Street

El Dorado, Ca

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Catherdral of the Blessed Sacrament | Croation Center | Sofia & Pedro

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament & the Croation Center, two places that I love photographing with couples that I love. I know Sofia and Pedro now for about 2 years. I was lucky to be her sister, Amalia, wedding photographer last year, which lead to me photographing Sofia & Pedro in August. It was a beautiful wedding. Sofia was breath taking and Pedro was so handsome. In fact Pedro, really made a impression on me. He did everything he could to make sure to make his Bride happy on her wedding day. Here is sneak peak of their wedding and below you will find a slide show.

Cathedral Blessed Sacrament | Wedding | Carlos Valentino Photography
Cathedral Blessed Sacrament | Wedding | Carlos Valentino Photography
Cathedral Blessed Sacrament | Wedding | Carlos Valentino Photography
Cathedral Blessed Sacrament | Wedding | Carlos Valentino Photography
Cathedral Blessed Sacrament | Wedding | Carlos Valentino Photography
Cathedral Blessed Sacrament | Wedding | Carlos Valentino Photography


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1017 11th Street, Sacramento Ca



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3730 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento Ca

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