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University Church of Christ | Malibu Wedding | Tamara & Shaun

I just had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Tamara and Shaun in Malibu California; it was a blast. The weather was in the 80’s, the sky was blue with a light ocean breeze; you couldn’t ask for a better day.

Shaun and the fellas got ready at the Huntley Hotel and then it was up to the Penthouse for more photos. It was cool to see Greg & Richard again. The last time I saw them both was when Greg was marrying Melissa. Shaun Groomsmen, Greg, Brandon and Richard are a sharp bunch of men, but pretty they are not, for that I had to drive to Westlake Village Inn and meet the ladies.

When I arrived to meet Tamara, the room was full of love. Tamara and her Bridesmaids were listening to Sade very relax, smiling, chatting and having a great time. After the hair and make-up was done I had a few minutes to photograph the ladies in the patio and honestly, I could not take a bad picture even if I tried. Tamara was a beautiful Bride, her wedding dress was very elegant and her Bridesmaids red dresses looked fantastic in the sunlight.

The pews of the Church of Christ in Pepperdine were full of friends and family. The stain glass walls were shinning in all their glory, the ceremony began on time and a lovely ceremony it was. After a few family portraits we headed over to The Sunset Restaurant on the beach and celebrated with a few bridal portraits on the sand. I had a great time, I always do. IT was a great honor to photograph this wedding. In my opinion, I think you both won this one.

Tamara & Shaun | Wedding Day from Carlos Valentino on Vimeo.

PS. Brandon thank you for showing me what a Land Rover can do:)

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      * Huntley Hotel – 1111 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA
      * Westlake Village Inn – 31943 Agoura Road Westlake Village, CA
      * Pepperdine University – 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA
      * The Sunset Restaurant – 6800 Westward Beach Road Malibu, CA
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Carlos Valentino A Gifted Photographer | Testimonial | Amalia Melendez

The easiest thing to say is that Carlos is truly a gifted photographer! My (now) husband and I were looking for a photographer for our December 2011 wedding. I attended the 2011 Cal Expo Wedding Show in Sacramento, California and met numerous photographers but none of them seem to grasp my attention. As I was getting ready to leave the show, I came across Carlos booth which was filled with beautiful photo albums and wedding images set as a backdrop. He had an amazing portfolio. I approached Carlos and I immediately felt a connection. He was very pleasant to talk to and professional as well. Carlos offered a no strings attached photo shoot session which gave us the opportunity to work with him. We liked him so much that we booked him right away!

Carlos has an amazing team working with him. The day of our wedding, they made us feel so comfortable, almost as if they were part of the family for the day. Together, we created memories that we can share and will last a lifetime! Our wedding album was incredible. Carlos was able to capture our day perfectly. Our photos are just breathtaking and truly tell the story of our day. Everyone who sees our album is shocked by how unique and beautiful it is. I will never get tired of looking at it.

If anyone is looking for a talented and professional photographer, look no further!
I will keep recommending Carlos Valentino Photography to all of my friends and family.


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Carlos Valentino We Felt Like Hollywood Stars | Testimonial | Erick Sanchez

A testimonial from my friends Nallely & Erick

“We were planning a wedding and we were looking for a photographer who:

  • Spoke English and Spanish
  • Whose photographs were of the highest quality
  • Had reasonable prices

We had the opportunity to meet Carlos Valentino at the Dream Wedding Show at Cal Expo. We entered and won a free engagement photo session and we had a meeting concerning the packages they offer. On that day we were convinced that Carlos and his wife really loved what they did. In no moment did we feel pressured by them and they were willing to listen to what we wanted for our wedding. We always had the dream of having two weddings. The first would be a civil wedding near the sea and the second in the Cathedral. At the meeting we explained our dual wedding intentions and Carlos gave us good ideas on how it could be possible. He suggested we go out and shoot the engagement session to see how we felt working with him; we agreed. We told him how we had our first date at Inn & Out and he said that we should begin our session there. Then he took us to other places were great for perfect photos. It was fun and wonderful and our pictures came out fantastic and he made us feel like Hollywood stars.

Since we met we realized that Carlos had the chemistry that other photographers lack. Carlos did not just fulfill the requirements we were looking for as photographer he surpassed it. Carlos Valentino is not just any photographer he loves his job and is passionate about making you happy. It’s not just a special day for the couple but for him also, the evidenced is in his actions.

Our civil wedding was on June 4th in Tiburon, Ca. We were super stressed a few days before that wedding because the plan was to have our ceremony next to the sea but weather forecasts predicted rain for the weekend. We met with Carlos a few days before the wedding and gave us suggestions and the day of the ceremony he bought us 2 big clear umbrellas so that we didn’t get wet. This was a nice touch that another photographer would not do. It was raining heavily on our wedding day and our plans to have the wedding at sea seemed to be going nowhere. I was very stressed and Carlos asked me if he could take over as coordinator, I agreed. He went over to Guayma’s, a restaurant right at the edge of where the ceremony was going to take place, and spoke with the manager. He convinced the manager to allow us to hold our ceremony on the second floor of the restaurant. I believe no other photographer would have done all the work that Carlos did for us, he also photographed our church wedding on October 8th.

Carlos, we are very pleased with all your work and we know that our day was wonderful because of what you did. Honestly, I feel blessed to have known a photographer who really loves his work. Carlos Valentino is a photographer who gives himself to his profession. I really recommend Carlos Valentino for your special day. Thank you Carlos for all your efforts to make our wedding very memorable! “

Nallely ♥ Erick Sanchez

Sacramento Cathedral Wedding | Carlos Valentino

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Engagement Session | Sofia & Pedro

Carlos Valentino Wedding Photographer | Sacramento | Sofia & Pedro
I met Sofia and Pedro at the Dream Wedding Show and I am so happy and honored to be photographing their wedding. Sofia wanted to start her engagement session at a coffee shop and as a coffee connoisseur, I couldn’t think of a better place to begin.  As the day went on they told me their sweet story of how they met in school, lost touch and cross paths again only to realized that in each others arms is where they belong.


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Carlos Valentino | Truly an Exceptional Photographer

“Carlos is truly an exceptional photographer. He photographed for my twin sister’s wedding a few weeks ago and he did an awesome job!  My fiancé and I liked him so much that we also booked him for our wedding coming up next year.  Carlos loves what he does and it really shows in his work. His wife, Sunny, is also part of his team. She assists Carlos throughout the whole process which also helps everything flow smoothly. If you’re looking for a high quality photographer who offers packages at reasonable prices, Carlos is definitely the way to go. He is the best investment we ever made!” Review made on Yelp

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Engaged | 2012 Bridal Showcase

Congratulations, you’re engaged! It seems like Christmas of 2011 was the year to get engaged. I have met so many brides who said “YES” over the Christmas holiday and numerous of them could be found at the Bridal Showcase in Cal Expo this weekend. These brides were happy, joyous and full of excitement. Congratulations to all the lovely couples and I look to forward talking to many of you in the next coming weeks.

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Elks Tower Ballroom Wedding | Amalia & Jorge

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Carlos Valentino Sacramento Wedding Photographer | Elk Lodge Ballroom

I had a great time photographing my friends Amalia and Jorge’s wedding. Amalia wore a one strap dress with a the flower in her hair, she looked like Eva Longoria and Jorge looked dapper and like George Clooney on the red carpet.

The church ceremony at Santuario De Quadalupe went smooth the pews were packed with friends and family.  This is the second wedding that I’ve been to that Mariachi’s played the wedding march as the bride made her way to the groom and I must say that it’s growing on me. Afterwords, we opened a bottle of champagne and ran around downtown for bridal portraits with our last at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium.

At the Elks Tower Ballroom the guest rose to their feet and cheered as Amalia and Jorge made there way to the table. They had there first dance, cut the cake and danced the rest of the night away.

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Amalia & Jorge | Elks Tower Ballroom Wedding from Carlos Valentino on Vimeo.


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Elks Tower Ballroom | Santuario De Quadalupe

This has been an exciting year for me as a wedding photographer. I’ve learned a lot about my family, made deeper bonds with friends, my business is growing and I’m not done yet! I’m happy to report that I have one more wedding to shoot before 2011 is out. My friends Amalia and Jorge are getting married this weekend. The ceremony will be at the Santuario De Quadalupe and the reception will be held in Elks Tower Ballroom; we are super excited.  We are also running around and getting ready for the 2012 Arden Hills Premier Wedding Show and the Dream Wedding Show at CalExpo, we are so psyched!

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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament | Nallely & Erick

Nallely and Erick Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament | Carlos Valentino

Nallely and Erick had their civil wedding at Tiburon earlier this year and this weekend they celebrated their religious ceremony in Sacramento at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. I first met with Erick and his Groomsmen and took pictures of them poolside. Then ran to see Nallely for her getting ready pictures. Nallely looked cool and relaxed as she was getting her make up done by Anita and when we were finished with family photos we whisked her over to the House of Fashion so they could adjust her veil and train. The ceremony began at 2pm. Erick waited for his bride in front of the alter as Nallely walked down the aisle with her father towards her groom. The church was packed with friends and family. The mother of the bride gave her a blessing before the father handed her of to the groom; mother and daughter briefly cried. Mariachis sang hymns during the ceremony and in front of us all Erick and Nallely were made one. After-wards we walked down J street and photographed them in front of the Crest Theater and the Capital.

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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

1017 11th Street
Sacramento, Ca 95814

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Baker Beach | The Day After | Nallely & Erick

Trash The Dress Baker Beach | Carlos Valentino Photography

A few days after Nallely and Erick’s Civil Wedding, I met them on the edge of the Presidio at Baker Beach for a Bridal Portrait. Beach Bridal Portraits are memorable and super romantic. It was great to see them walking on the edge of the water, walking hand in hand, holding their shoes while Nallely’s Wedding dress danced in the ocean breeze. I strongly believe that every Bridal couple should go out for a “Day After” Bridal Portrait; it’s fun!

Baker Beach

Battery Chamberlin Road,
Presidio of San Francisco, Ca 94129

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