| Paloma + Charlie | Anniversary Session | San Diego, California

Paloma + Charlie are just the sweetest and most fun people I have ever met. Paloma reached out to me a couple years back, wanting to do a session with me but I was in a different season in my life. Fast forward to the beginning of the year, she was really wanted to have her photos updated with her husband and wished I lived in California. To her surprised I was back in California and she was super excited as I was that finally we were able to meet and do her session. The more Paloma and I talked the more I found myself in love with her personality and who she is as person. When I meet Charlie it seemed very clear why he fell in love with Paloma. There chemistry and something I want people to know that they are the most humble and down to earth people. I honestly didn't want our session to end because I was having so much fun hanging out with them. I am so thankful I got to be part of their life even if it was for a couple hours. 

Paloma + Charlie thank you so much for trusting me and allowing me to show the world. I hope nothing but the best for you guys! This isn't the last time I will be seeing you guys. I consider you guys family! I can't wait until the next time we meet again! 

 

xoxo

Valeria

| Cristella's 21st Birthday | Portrait Session | Ventura, CA | Tallahassee, FL | Richmond, VA |

Cristella's Portrait Session was a total DREAM! I got the pleasure to know Cristella for her Senior Session and she was beautiful then as she is now. I cannot begin to tell you how much I wish I had taken photos like this for my 21st Birthday. I love seeing old clients again and be able to be part of this special milestones in their lives and they grow up. Now I am just going to shut up and have you drool over her session as I am every time I look at all her images.

Cristella, thank you so much for coming back for another special time in your life. You are a gorgeous person inside and out and I am blessed to be able to capture you. Continue to live life to the fullest! 

xoxo

Valeria

| Mateo turns FIVE |

To my sweet Mateo:
My sweet baby I hope when you get older you remember all these happy memories and carry them with you for the rest of your life. Also, that you are able to tell your children about them one day! I wish nothing but to see you happy and feel loved by not just me, but by the people that surround you and are there for you each and every day. I hope that you understand that momma did her best each and every day to see you happy and feel loved. Today you turned 5 years old and I want you to know that you given me the most AMAZING 5 years of my life. You have given me strength when I have felt hopeless and defeated. You have said things like " You can do it momma" when you see me stressed or " Momma I love you" when I am crying. You might not understand right now how much those simple words have saved me from myself. I thank God each and every day for given me you and allowing me to love you for the rest of my life. 
Mateo I love you with all my heart and remember that even if you are 60 years old you will always be my little boy and I will love you more than anything in this world. 
Love,
Momma

I cannot begin to explain how I feel about Mateo turning 5 years old. My little baby isn't a baby anymore and he is becoming his own little person with his own personality and a whole lot of stubbornness. These last 5 years have flown by in the blink of an eye and I am just amazed and thankful for all the memories, he has brought to my life since he was born. As a mother I never knew how bittersweet it is to see our babies grow up and seeing them become their own person, the one that God planned for them to become. I am not going to lie but most of the time I don't know if I am doing things right, but one thing I am sure of is that Mateo is happy.  That is all that is ever matter to me, as for the rest of the stuff I will continue to figure them out as I go because I have learned that as a mother I have to give my self GRACE, and I have done just that the last couple years.

This year I decided to skip the birthday party because we recently moved back home and he is new to his classroom. Also we been through so much the last couple months we needed a small getaway and be in a place that only brought happiness. So I decided to take him to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We had the best 5 days and we created so many memories and had a lot of laughter. I couldn't be happier with my decision. I want to thank my best friend Morgan for going on last minute adventures with us. We love you so much boo boo! Also I want to give the biggest thank you to Jody from Small World Big Fun. She made this getaway more memorable and we had no worries because she planned everything for us.  So if you are thinking of going to Disney World and don't know where to start Jody is your girl! 

xoxo

Valeria

 

| Nichole + Tony | Gender Reveal | Camp Pendleton Barn, Oceanside CA

I am so blessed to be able to be there for my friends special and big moments in life. I met Nichole, Tony and their sweet son Ryan about 2 years ago. Let me tell you they are the most humble, down to earth and fun family to be around. You just know when people like them are MEANT to be in your life and they are meant to be in mine. When Nichole messaged me about wanting a pictures done I automatically said "yes" without even thinking about it twice. But I didn't find out until later on why she wanted to take pictures. So of course I was BEYOND excited to find out that they are having a baby but most of all that they wanted me to capture then finding out the gender!!

I am not gonna lie I was so nervous because you want to live the moment but I also had a job to do. I kid you not I stopped taking photos because I was so excited and started to jump and cheer with them... Whoops! hahaha but then I was like 'Crap!' and started to photograph again. They were so excited as you can tell but nobody in this world deserves this little blessing more than they do! 

Nichole, Tony and Ryan THANK YOU so much from the bottom of my heart! I cannot wait to met this sweet baby girl! Also for being amazing friends to Mateo and I, we couldn't live without you guys! I love you all! 

 

xoxo,

Valeria

| VP Senior: Brianna | Maclay Gardens Senior Session | Tallahassee Senior Photographer

I feel like I am dreaming most of the time especially because I got to hang out with another beautiful soul. Brianna is one of my VP Senior Spokesmodel. I was so excited to do her session & just to be able to hang out with her. I feel so blessed because I have the most amazing spokesmodels this year. Brianna is just an easy & fun soul in this world & just being to be able to be around her I laughed so much. She is so mature for her age & has a plan ahead of her. I know she is going to be able to accomplish anything that is out in front of her because she is strong, smart & has faith! 

Brianna, thank you so much for being who you are! You made this session super fun & I had a great time hanging out with you & hearing about your future & plans for college. I cannot wait to see where the world takes you! 

 

xoxo

Valeria

| VP Senior: Anna |

I am head over heals over this Senior session. They are so many magical places here in Florida & I am slowly getting to visit them all thanks to my amazing clients! Anna's mom Karen emailed about her session & of course I was so excited because Anna is beautiful & the location she picked was somewhere I had never been to. The day of their session came & I was so eager for the time to come. Anna is beautiful & a very genuine soul! I was so happy & be able to capture this milestone in her life. Also so blessed to have her be an official VP Senior! I could look at her session every day & not get tired! Wouldn't you?!?! Anna is amazing like all my other VP Seniors!

 

Anna, I hope you love this photographs as much as I do! You are such a beautiful young lady inside & out! Keep chasing your dreams! & I hope when you are ready to graduate college you'll allow me to capture that milestone too! 

 

xoxo

Valeria

| VP Senior: Tenejah |

I don't know if you guys remember Tenejah but she is a VP Senior Spokesmodel. We had her session last week & let me tell you it was wonderful!!! She embodies everything a VP Senior is. I was super excited to edit her images & just be able to share them with you.  Funny story & it was the highlight of the day, well at least for me. We spent the first 30 minutes of the session looking for the pool area of the Double Tree Hotel. If you don't think is funny then I totally understand, but to we finally found it & to are amazement it was in the 4th floor of the hotel. If i could insert an emoji it would be the one that looks like this ->  (-_-) But I think we could all agree that her session was beautiful & a totally dream because her yellow dress was the cherry on top! 

I cannot wait to get to know her more through the year & be able to work with her more as we continue to do more VP Senior Spokesmodel sessions!! So don't be sad because this will NOT be the last time you get to see beautiful Tenejah!

 

Tenejah, thank you for being an fun, genuine & happy VP Senior Spokesmodel! We are going to have so much fun this year! & don't forget that school isn't so boring. Have fun because once its over you will be missing this season in your life!

 

 

Xo,

Valeria

| VP Senior Spokesmodels 2018 |

I am so excited to finally be able to introduce you all my Senior Spokesmodels. A couple of months ago I opened my application process & I was so blessed to have received entries. I read every single entry & choose 4 amazing people that I knew would represent my brand. Getting to know them & meeting them was just a pleasure & of course they make me feel so young because now a days I feel pretty old haha. 

 

I am so excited to be able to introduce you Brianna, Chris, Tenejah & Arionne! They are wonderful souls that are so mature for there age. They are so fun to be around & know how to have fun! I cannot wait for you guys to see more of them through out this journey we all take! I am so excited & ready!!!!

 

Brianna, Chris, Tenejah & Arionne thank you so much for believing in me & wanting to represent who I am & what I stand for! I cannot wait to get to know all of you more & create wonderful memories through out this upcoming school year!!!

 

 

Xo,

Valeria

| Baby Hunter |

Mar'leshia Maternity

When Mar'leshia contacted me I was so excited because yet again I got the pleasure of meeting a soon to be momma. Knowing that I get to meet them & become friends with them before their whole life changes, it amazes me. I am thankful because in a way I am able to tell them my story but most of all I get to hear about all their hopes, dreams & fears they have before the baby arrives. Mar'leshia is just very simple but very lovable & super friendly. She is very ready to meet her baby boy & welcome him to this world. She is beyond ready for this journey & knowing her she is going to do great! Her session was on a very unpredictable Thursday evening. Let me tell you the South weather is a whole lot of crazy. I was so scared that the weather was going to have me reschedule but I am so glad it was able to hold off just in time for us to do Mar'leshia session! I am speechless with the beauty & grace Mar'leshia has being pregnant. Makes me wonder if I was ever this beautiful when I was pregnant.

Mar'leshia I wish you nothing but the best on this new journey of yours. You got this & you know you can always call me! I cannot wait to meet sweet baby Hunter!

Xo,

Valeria

| Life is Getting a Little More Sweeter |

Linda's Maternity

I was excited when Linda email me about wanting to do a session with me, like I every person that hits my inbox. Linda is super sweet & wayyy to BEAUTIFUL! Thomas is a very lucky man if I say so myself! The day of the session I was a little nervous because the weather in South Georgia is a little unpredictable. I was so excited when Linda & Thomas arrived & the weather was perfect for them to have their session! Before Linda got dressed in one of the dressed I was taken away by her beauty & her amazing hair. She was a beautiful momma that pregnancy fit her very well. Thomas compliments her so well & are just perfect for each other! I was so happy with their session & having the pleasure of calling them my friends!

Linda & Thomas thank you for allowing me to capture this special time in your guys lives! That baby is going to be full of love from both of you! I cannot wait to meet him!

 

Xo,

Valeria