| Alicia + Danny | Wedding Day | Residence Inn by Marriott in Oxnard, CA

Alicia + Danny wedding day was so romantic and old school. Both of them are just perfect for each other. The most relax wedding and nothing but full of laugher, dance and a whole lot of churros!!! I got the pleasure of working with Danny at the beginning of the year and was just an amazing DJ!!! Alicia reached out to me a couple months after the wedding and I couldn't be happier that she wanted me to be part of her special day. Alicia + Danny are old souls that just make you feel happy when you see them. 

Alicia + Danny thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your special day! I am beyond thankful for being able to meet you guys and play a part on your special day! You both are perfect for each other and your kids are amazing! I am so happy you guys! Both of your families are amazing and glad I got to meet them.

xoxo

Valeria

Vendors:

Photographer: Valeria Gonzalez Photography

Second Shooter: LXN Photography

Cake: Crissy Cakes

Makeup: Nicholas Lopez

Dj: Kidd Spin

Photo Booth: In the Mix Events

| Laura + Adam| Engagement Session | Ojai, California

Life has been a little hectic on my side of the world. I wouldn't be able to tell you how busy I have been with school and its taking a lot of my time now a days. I was so ready to get back to doing what I love and thats photographing beautiful people. When Laura found me on instagram I knew she session would be amazing! Laura & Adam did just that and more! You can tell how much they love each other and how they are meant to be with each other. Adam compliments Laura so well their energy just radiates from each other. Its a beautiful thing to witness. I edited over 300 images and let me tell you they are ALL beautiful and represents Laura & Adam so well.

Laura & Adam thank you for choosing me to do your engagement photos. You guys are perfect for each other and I can't wait for your wedding day to come! I hope when you guys look at this photos, it makes you guys fall more deeply in love with each other. I am so thankful to be able to serve you guys and be a part of your journey! 

 

xoxo

Valeria

| Crystal + Daniel | Life is Good Journey to the Altar | Westlake, California

Crystal + Daniel Wedding Day

It's crazy how the world or faith sometimes works in our lives. When I started my business 3 years ago Crystal told me " you are going to be my wedding photographer" I honestly didn't believe her. I had just started and weddings wasn't my thing. Crystal and I went to high school together which made things better. Fast forward to last year when she finally messaged me and told me she was getting married and she wanted me to be her photographer. I was BEYOND excited because she had kept her word and I couldn't help but feel blessed to have someone that saw me start from the bottom and believe in me. After talking and getting to know Crystal on a personal level, I fell in love with her love story and who she is as person. Then I finally found out who the lucky guy was and its was Daniel. Oh man! Faith again brought me back to a very old friend. Daniel knew me when since I was 10 years old. We stayed friends all through middle school until I moved and he went to high school. After that I had lost contact with Daniel and thought to myself I am never going to see him again. But here we are again, I was able to share his special day with his very special and beautiful bride. 

I couldn't be happier and feel more blessed to have been there for Crystal and Daniel, and give them photographs that they will be able to look at for years to come. It amazes me how life and faith have a way on bringing old friends and new ones together again!

Crystal and Daniel I wish you both nothing but the best, because you both deserve nothing than happiness and love. I know Daniel you'll love Crystal how she deserves and she will do the same for you. I am thankful to be able to call you guys not just friends, but family! I love you both! Can't wait to capture more special moments for you guys! 

xoxo

Valeria

|Matt + Lindsey | Engagement Session| Piedmont Park, Atlanta GA

Matt + Lindsey are the cutest & super fun couple to be around. I was so excited to meet them & also visit this beautiful park in the center of Atlanta. We walked around the park & mostly we laughed because Matt is a very funny & dorky guy. You can definitely tell why Lindsey loves him so much. Getting to spend my Saturday afternoon was so worth it & the drive was too. I cannot wait for them to get married next week. It is going to be a very beautiful day & fun too!

Lindsey & Matt thank you so much for letting me be your third wheel during this time in your lives. I cannot wait to give you guys memories for a lifetime & mostly I cannot wait to see what God has planned for you both as you become one. See you guys next Friday!!!

 

xoxo

Valeria 

| A sweet Evening Wedding in Tallahassee|

Therline + Jerry Wedding Day

I was so blessed to have met Therline & Jerry through our sweet friend Wanda. I continued to get to know Therline through our church. It was an very exciting time for her because she was marrying Jerry which she meet through our church Restoration Place here in Tallahassee.  My excitement continued through the day even though of course the weather wanted to play with our feelings but that didn't stop us from making this day amazing! During the ceremony the sun decided to show which made the ceremony even sweeter! The day turned out to be more than we all expected & most important Therline & Jerry said their  "I do's" & were able to share it with all their love ones.

Therline & Jerry, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your special day & of course be your third-wheel through the whole day. I am thankful I get to give you guys memories for the rest of your lives & photos you guys can share with your children in the future. Also thank you for being so welcoming & trusting me! I wish you both nothing but the best!!!! 

 

Xo,

Valeria

| Moon & Stars Stylized Shoot |

Last month I got the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors around the Tallahassee Area. It is so refreshing being able to work with wonderful ladies that understand your creative way of thinking & have their own business too! We got a chance to work together & learn from each other but most of all we got to create a bond between all of us that I will forever be thankful. Its hard to understand the refreshing feeling you have when you get to work with other people in the industry, to be honest I love it because I get to learn from something from someone & I am able to make friends with people that understand me!

Thank you so much Leanna for putting this wonderful stylized shoot together! Also for allowing me to be park of it & be able to capture your vision in images that you will be able to look back on! As for the rest of the ladies thank you for doing what you all do best!!!! 

 

Venue: Wakulla Springs Lodge - www.wakullaspringslodge.com/
Cake and Favors: Cake Me With You - www.cakemewithyouplease.com 
Floral Design: Moonstruck Florals - www.moonstruckflorals.com
Stationery: Poppie Studios - www.poppiestudiosdesign.com
Linens: Party Crush Studio - www.partycrushstudio.com
Cake Board: Lovely Olive Living - www.lovelyoliveliving.com
MUAH: @bridesbythebay - (Website coming soon!)
Tables: Sugar Sand Events and Designs - sugarsandeventsanddesigns@gmail.com

Videography: Kemari Lyn Films - www.kemarilynfilms.com

Photography:

Lilac & Lemon Photography - www.lilacandlemonphotography.com

Amanda Grace Photography - www.amandagracephotos.com

 

 

Xo,

Valeria

**P.S - at the very bottom is an amazing clip of the couple!!!!**

| It's Never to Late to Redo Our I do's |

Kacy + Rolanda

I am out of words to say with this beautiful couple. When I met them during the Tallahassee Wedding Tour, I automatically fell in love withe them! It was an instant connection & love I felt for them. I knew in my heart that I needed to have a session with them. I got very lucky because they won the raffle I had & I was beyond excited to plan their session. Like any of my other sessions this meant a lot because the simple fact that God put me in their path to be part of something. Kacy & Rolanda are an amazing couple & super fun. Their age is just a number because after having two kids that are grown up, the love they have for each other is INDESCRIBABLE! You can sense & see the love Kacy has for Rolanda & vice verse. After spending my afternoon with them I felt as they were part of my family or more like I fit in their little family! I am beyond thankful that I our path crossed & I get to be part of their big day & give them memories their kids will look back & remember forever!

Kacy & Rolanda thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to make memories your kids can look back at when they are older & they can show their kids. Also for coming into my life & being amazing rode models as to what I want my marriage to be like when I get to where you guys are! I can't wait to see where the future takes us especially because I know our friendship will be for life!!! Love you guys! 

 

Xo,

Valeria

| A Lifetime Along Side You in Thomasville, GA|

Haley + Kyle Wedding Day

After I had met Kyle & Haley I knew how special they both are to each other. I also knew their wedding day would be full of love & beautiful. Haley became the most beautiful bride & Kyle became a very lucky man! I am sure he agrees with me. The more I got to know Kyle & Haley the more I fell in love with their love story & how hard working they both are. Meeting their family & friends made me realize that they were both very loved & full of life. They brought so much joy to one another that my joy became easier. They are most understanding & calm couple I have ever met. I couldn't have been more thankful to be part of their special day & giving them memories for a lifetime!

Kyle & Haley thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to get to know you guys & being your third wheel during your wedding day! Also for being super awesome & becoming my friend! I will forever remember this day & always be thankful I got to be part of it! You guys are amazing #VPBRIDE & #VPGROOM. I love you both so much & wish you nothing but the best on this new chapter in your lives together!

 

XO,

Valeria

| A engagement full of beauty and simplicity |

Haley + Kyle

I feel luckier every time I get to work with a new couple. They are the most amazing people in the whole world. The best part is I get to brag about them all the time & I am thankful for choosing me to be there third-wheel on their wedding day! It a blessing to add another couple to my tribe of people that mean the world to me.

Kyle emailed me back in February after my name was sent from another photographer that wasn't able to work with them. I am so thankful they choose me! I did the happy dance that night he told me they wanted me to be their photographer for their wedding. When we finally met in the in-person consultation I was happier because they are the sweetest couple ever & the simple fact that Haley is GORG-EOUS!!!  I mean Kyle is a very lucky man, don't you think?!?!? 

I cannot wait for their wedding this month! Thank you so much again Haley & Kyle for choosing me & letting me your third-wheel for your wedding day! 

 

XO,

Valeria

| Two years of Marriage and a Lifetime to go... |

Mark + Kaylyn

I met Kaylyn through one of the photographer groups we both follow. She is so sweet and funny. On the day of there session I was so excited to finally meet her in person and also meet her husband Mark. They are head over heals for each other and you can definitely see it when they are together! The more and more I got to talk to them, the more I liked them and didn't want our session to end. 

The way Mark looks at Kaylyn is amazing because his genuine love for her is going to last a lifetime. And the way Kaylyn looks at Mark is like her personal funny prince charming! Thats all every girl could ask for right?!?! So Mark & Kaylyn continue to love one another and show the world that how unstoppable you both are together!!

 

XO,

Valeria