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Wedding Day at the Croatian Center | Pysched and Ready

Eight months ago Sofia and Pedro were running around assisting Amalia and Jorge in their wedding. Tonight I read on Amalia’s Facebook Page “I need a drink after a stressful day….and I’m not even the one getting married” Tomorrow Sofia, Amalia’s sister, and Pedro become Husband & Wife.  I think it’s wonderful to see families helping each other out on days like this. They laugh, they cry, they dance, they eat and they do it together and this is why I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS.  What a blessing it is to be invited 8 months later to photograph Sofia & Pedro’s wedding; I’m going to cry, I just know it!!

Old Town Sacramento Engagement | Carlos Valentino Wedding Photographer

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Croatian Center Wedding | Alyssa & Daniel

I had a great time photographing Alyssa & Daniel’s at the Croatian Center this weekend. The weather was fantastic, the groom was calm and the bride was beautiful. I have so many images to look through however this image caught my attention and I had to put it up for the wold to see. Thank you Alyssa and Daniel for inviting me to your wedding. More images will soon follow, stay tuned.

Croatian Center | Sacramento Wedding Photographer | Carlos Valentino

Croatian Center | Sacramento Wedding Photographer | Carlos Valentino

Croatian Center | Sacramento Wedding Photographer | Carlos Valentino

Croatian Center | Sacramento Wedding Photographer | Carlos Valentino

Croatian Center Wedding | Carlos Valentino Photography

Croatian Center | Sacramento Wedding Photographer | Carlos Valentino

Croatian Center | Sacramento Wedding Photographer | Carlos Valentino

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Croatian American Cultural Center

3730 Auburn Boulevard Sacramento, CA

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Village Cake Shoppe

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Croatian Center | Getting Ready

I’m getting my gear ready because tomorrow my friends Alyssa and Daniel are getting married at the Croatian Center. I went to the venue a few days ago and took this picture and as you can see there is no way you can take a bad picture on these grounds. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for sunny and 86 degrees for the high, great weather to be in a wedding dress; it’s going to be fantastic. I spoke to Alyssa last night and she was feeling the butterflies. What I found cute was that Daniel was feeling the same way. It’s going to be a blast, let the tears begin!

Croatian American Cultural Center

3730 Auburn Boulevard  Sacramento, CA

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Sikh Engagement | Neelam & Jasbir

My buddy Jas will be marrying his pretty fiancé Neelam in September. I was happy to be asked to photograph their engagement portrait. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to photograph their Sikh Wedding, but I know its going its going to be a blast! This will be a busy month for me. I will be photographing weddings at the Davis Arboretum White Orchid Pavilion, the Croatian Center and the Brookshire Gardens; I’m so excited.

Sikh Engagement Wedding Carlos Valentino Photography Sacramento Ca

Sikh Sunset Engagement Wedding Carlos Valentino Photography Sacramento Ca

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Arboretum in Davis | Engagement Session | Nichole & JJ

Davis Engagement Session | Wedding Photographer | Carlos Valentino

Arboretum Davis Engagement Session | Wedding Photographer Carlos Valentino

Putah Creek Davis Engagement Session | Wedding Photographer Carlos Valentino

Heat Wave Davis California | Wedding Photographer Carlos Valentino

An Engagement Session at the Arboretum and the Putah Creek Trail in Davis would be great anytime of the year, but on the day of this engagement session it was 103 and we rocked every minute. Nichole is such a pretty lady and JJ is crazy for Nichole, they were hot, happy, smiling and very much in love. These Love Birds are getting married this year at the Flower Farm Inn in Loomis, it looks a very charming place I can’t wait!!! Thank you Nichole & JJ for trusting me and my camera no matter the weather.

 

Flower Farm Inn

4150 Auburn Folsom Road

Loomis, CA 95650

 

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William Land Park | Engagement Session | Marissa & Stuart

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Land Park | Engagement Session | Wedding Photographer Carlos Valentino

The evening in William Land Park was cool with a light breeze. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic was low and even the ducks were well behaved that day. A perfect way to photograph Marissa & Stuart’s engagement session. They are such a charming couple. Marissa is a very pretty lady who knows how to hold her hubby to be and Stuart is a handsome gentleman who knows what to say to make his lady smile. My job is so much easier when photographing a young couple in love. There is no need for me to be involved in heavy posing and I don’t have to give them and any pointers.  All I have to do is to put them in front of a great background and love takes care of the rest.

Thank you Marissa & Stuart for allowing me to photograph your engagement session, stay tune for more images.

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Carlos Valentino Attention to Detail is Impeccable | Bride Testimonial | Tamara White

Malibu Wedding | Carlos Valentino Wedding Photographer | Tamara & Shaun

“Carlos Valentino is one of those folks you rarely meet. He not only has great taste and demeanor, but he has business sense, listening skills, and experience. When I was proposed to by my amazing hubby (love you hunny), I mentally made a few decisions. One of those was to ensure we picked out the most talented photographer for our special day. These are the moments we will want to capture forever, ones to share with our children and grandchildren. But I am a woman who’s very particular. I told my husband I wanted vendors that were referrals, I mean, anyone can say they are fabulous on paper or on a website, but I wanted to speak to actual friends and family who have had positive experiences with the vendors they chose for their particular events. To my point, Carlos was a referral from another friend’s wedding. I saw his work and instantly knew he was the one. He has exceptional taste and his patience and attention to detail is impeccable. I’m not one to exaggerate someone’s abilities, however Carlos and his work truly speaks for itself. He is dependable and lovable. If Carlos will have it, my husband and I will remain in contact with not only our photographer, but our friend.

Thanks for everything you do Carlos.” -Tamara White

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Crest Theater | Engagement Session | Rosio & Aaron

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Crest Theater | Engagement Session | Carlos Valentino | Wedding Photographer

Rosio and Aaron are the couple that won the Folsom Bridal Show Engagement Session.  I had a great time photographing them at the Capitol, around the Crest Theater and up and down K Street; they were up for anything. Their love is so contagious that we spent the entire afternoon just laughing. This image is one of my favorites and I aim to add more in a few days after I meet with them. Thank you Rosio & Aaron for making my job so easy. I give this engagement session THREE THUMBS UP!!!!!

 

CREST THEATER

1013 K Street, Sacramento

 

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Lake Natoma Inn | Folsom Bridal Show

2012 Lake Natoma Inn - Bridal Show - Carlos Valentino PhotographyGoals have always been a big deal for me. King Solomon once wrote “where there is no vision, the people perish…”  in other words lack of goals, can ruin a life. My business goals for 2012 was to participate in 4 wedding shows. I had the pleasure to participated in:

  • The Premier Wedding Show
  • The Dream Wedding Show at Cal Expo
  • The Placer County & Event Center

With wedding season in full swing, the Lake Natoma Inn Bridal Show on 4/29/12 will be my 4th & final show for 2012. All wedding packages are specially priced for the show and I’ll be giving away an engagement session.

Hope to see you there.

Lake Natoma Inn

702 Gold Lake Drive

Folsom, CA 95630

 

p.s. My goal for 2013 is a trip to Hawaii:)

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Frasinetti Winery | Hyatt Regency | Wedding Day Amber & Luis

Amber & Luis wedding began at the Hyatt Regency and ended at the Frasinetti Winery. They say that April showers bring May flowers, technically it was still March and it was raining. Before heading out the door I got a hold of my buddy Tamara and asked her to pray with me that God would allow us to few moments of blue sky for pictures. When I arrived at the hotel I learned that Amber was staying in room 802, an omen. The number 8 is a lucky number and the 02 can be meant to represent the Bride & Groom; from that moment I knew this wedding day was going to be great! The Bride was beautiful and the Brides Maids where elegant and tended to her every need. I met the Groom at the bar on the lower level and he looked sharp and his posse kept him cool and collected. Amber & Luis opted to see each other before the ceremony. I know that some think it’s bad luck to see the Bride before the wedding but I think that this is the best time for the couple to steal a moment alone and take it all in. Amber surprise Luis from behind and they shared their moment and off we rushed to the winery. After the ceremony the sun broke through the clouds only long enough for us to take a few family portraits outside; our prayer was answered. Amber & Luis are in love and make a lovely couple. I want to thank them for allowing me to share this day with them and I’m wishing them many years of happiness.Frasinetti Winery | Hyatt Regency | Amber & Luis Wedding Day | Carlos Valentino Photography | Sacramento

Frasinetti Winery | Hyatt Regency | Amber & Luis Wedding Day | Carlos Valentino Photography | Sacramento

Frasinetti Winery | Hyatt Regency | Amber & Luis Wedding Day | Carlos Valentino Photography | Sacramento

Frasinetti Winery | Hyatt Regency | Amber & Luis Wedding Day | Carlos Valentino Photography | Sacramento

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