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Choosing a photographer is one of the most important choices you make. Wedding days end, children grow up, and memories fade all too quickly.  At the time, we think we will never forget how we feel; but often it is only photographs that can bring back those feelings of cherished moments.

My photography philosophy is to capture life’s beauty as it naturally unfolds before me. As I record authentic moments, your images reveal the style and beauty that are uniquely yours. And my goal is to not just provide you with beautiful images, but to also provide a fun and memorable experience!

On your most important day–a day that I spend most of the time by your side–you should feel comfortable and at ease. I believe there is a right photographer for each client, so I would love to meet you to learn about the details of your wedding, family, or special event and see if I’m the best photographer for you.



Life is too short and too beautiful to not capture your special moments.

You may think you will never forget those moments, but memories fade all too quickly.

Featured Work

As your photographer, it is my privilege to capture that tender look, loving touch, or unexpected kiss, so that the feelings of that moment come rushing back when you look at the image we have created together. I strive to make you look and feel your best so your images capture your true, beautiful self.

David + Jessica


Daniel + Sarah


Sebastian + Karla






Brawn + Tatiana


The Price Family


My Style

Hiring a photographer is a lot like finding a good pair of shoes; fit and comfort are very important.
Natural beauty, style, and fun are what I strive to capture in each of my shoots.


  • Case Cooney

    Alex Valente Photography is outstanding. Alex takes beautiful photos in great settings
    and you will be having a blast throughout your photo shoot.

  • Giovana Gamblin

    I know each photographer has his personal style of shooting, and Alex managed to shoot our personality
    and our dreams. Just looking at one of our photos makes me smile and my heart burst!

  • Luke Barbosa

    Alex definitely knows what he is doing. From posing to lighting, he is great. Really professional guy and funny.
    There’s no way to not feel comfortable and relaxed when shooting with him.

  • Lindsey Taylor

    Love Alex and all his work! He has done several family photos shoots for us as well as my bridals,
    engagements and weddings photos! Loved everything!

  • Naiara Cooney

    Can I give you 10 stars? Love, love, looooove your pictures. You are the best! I totally recommend Alex! 🙂

  • Diosa DeAugustine

    From the moment I arrived at his studio, the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed.
    He has LOTS of posing ideas and he makes you feel so at ease that you start giving ideas yourself!
    The experience you have with Alex as your photographer will be a great one!

  • Amanda Singleton

    We love working with Alex! He always brings great ideas and the shoots are SO fun!

  • Zachary Harmon

    I couldn’t be more satisfied with your work–our pictures turned out better than anything
    we expected. Not only did our pictures turn out amazing, but the service was outstanding.
    You were so genuine and friendly that it made taking pictures a blast.

  • Heather Valdez

    Alex does a fantastic job! He has the best personality to work with. He is so fun and genuine. 
    We are so, so happy with our photos! Everyone who has seen them always asks me who
    my photographer is! Thanks, Alex! We love you!

  • Danielle Ortiz

    Alex is one of the most talented photographers I know! I’m so glad I was able to have him as
    our photographer. We couldn’t be happier with the way our pictures turned out!

Latest Blog Posts

Multigenerational Family Pictures

January 15

This was a really fun family shoot because we had grandparents, kids, sisters, cousins, and lots of sons! Everyone was in town for the holidays, so this was a great excuse to take some family pictures. And, actually, it’s the last time they’ll all be together for the next couple of years, which made it […]

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Hancock Family :: Standford Campus

January 12

Exploring new, beautiful locations with equally gorgeous clients is one of my favorite things to do in this business. I love that I got to spend some time on a beautiful day with the Hancock family at Stanford University. Some family members attended this university and grew up in the area, so we decided that […]

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Matt + Sinclaire :: California Wedding

January 6

I’m so excited that this wedding gets to be the first wedding featured on my blog in 2018! Sinclaire and Matt were such a dream to work with during their engagements in Utah, and it was such a pleasure to travel to Northern California to join their family and friends on their wedding day. Sinclaire […]

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“Photography is the art of frozen time…the ability to store emotion and feelings within a frame.”

- Meshack Otieno -

Photo Shoot ProTips

  • It’s important that you are feeling good during your photo shoot. If you’re feeling stressed, it’ll show.
  • Plan ahead for clothes, shoes (and socks!–they often show), hair/makeup, and travel time.
  • Try to arrive at your location a few minutes early so you don’t feel rushed. We want to maximize the time we have together and not lose 10 or 15 minutes before you start to feel relaxed.
  • Just like feeling good is important, thinking good thoughts is the secret to creating amazing images.
  • Did you know the camera actually captures your thoughts and emotions? So think about your fiancé and how much you love her. Think about how you can’t imagine life without your little rascals. Think about a time when you felt loved.
  • If you don’t believe me, just try it! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

What to Wear

Avoid Matchy Matchy

You want to coordinate, not match. That means colors and styles that go together and don’t compete with each other.

Mix Styles & Textures

Use different styles and textures of clothes, for example, a knit sweater, a button-down shirt, a jersey blouse. Neutral bottoms are always a safe bet: dark denim, gray, khaki, brown, or black.

Accessories & Pops of Color

Accessorize with a pop of color. Scarves, bracelets, belts, necklaces, ties, hats, etc. Of course, you just need one or two of those per person! One caution is to avoid super trendy accessories.

Utilize Colors & Tones

Multiple colors are fine, but stick to three main colors and their different tones. Tones are a great way to stay with a similar color but mix it up so you aren’t all the same.

Remember Little Details

Avoid using graphic tees, sunglasses, sneakers, chipped nail polish, and white athletic socks (don’t think socks won’t show!)

Color Combination Ideas

To check out my Pinterest board with A LOT of color palette ideas, CLICK HERE.

Contact Alex for Pricing

In order to get you the best possible price, please provide me with the details of your
photography needs and I will quickly respond to your request.

Pricing available upon request.