Alex Valente Blog

Naiara :: A Year of New Beginnings

December 10

This is my final Seattle shoot to share with you all! My original shoot dates were for early October, but things shifted and I ended up coming the first week of November–which is when monsoon season begins, apparently! So that’s why so many of my shoots were cold and rainy that week, and Naiara’s shoot […]

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Mills Family :: Finding Joy

December 8

I have known this sweet family for MANY years. In fact, it’s hard for me to admit how many years it’s been, but Tiago and Tiffany were definitely not as grown up as they are now, so that should give you a hint at how long it’s been! We got together on a chilly Northern […]

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Post Family :: Rainy Afternoon

December 7

This is the last family I got to shoot while in Seattle and I have to say, they were a brave one. The mom really wanted to get some family pictures taken and the day was not in our favor, so we pretty much did their whole shoot under the rain. I felt so bad, […]

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Bird Family :: Mother-Daughter Duo

December 6

Continuing to post from my Seattle trip, I loved working with this sweet mom and daughter duo. They did such a good job braving the chilly temperatures! It’s so fun to get to work with such beautiful clients, both inside and out. With so much heartache and loss going on in the world, it’s nice […]

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Abbie & Tyson :: Mom and Son

December 2

Abbie and Tyson are two natural models. I was very impressed, especially with Tyson. He was great at posing. I even asked if he had any modeling experience, and they told me he didn’t. He just learned from his mom’s direction from taking pictures since he was little. He likes to have his pictures taken, and […]

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Lerch Family :: Camera Connection

December 1

The Lerch Family was one of the families I got to know while I was in Seattle, and it was so fun to work with them. Their little boy was a little intimidated by me for the first five minutes or so when I was trying to make him laugh and when I would come […]

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Cooney Family :: Fall in Seattle

November 29

This awesome family is the reason I went to Seattle this fall! I shot Case and Naiara’s wedding a few years ago and since then I have become their “official family photographer” as Naiara calls me. I have had the opportunity to work with them many times over the years for family pictures and it’s […]

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Seattle Grandparents + Grandkids Shoot

November 29

I visited Seattle a few weeks ago and got to shoot a few families while I was there. I had such a great time. This family has a very special place in my heart. These amazing grandparents wanted to do a shoot with all of their grandkids. If you are a photographer or a parent, […]

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Stephanie + Nick :: Newlywed Shoot

November 28

I shot this beautiful couple’s wedding in California earlier this year and I had such a great time at a gorgeous venue with perfect weather and a fun family around them. This couple broke the a tradition of mine. I have taken both formal pictures and bridal pictures of clients after the wedding, but for […]

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Ayana Ife :: Project Runway

November 26

I met Ayana a little before Utah’s 2017 fashion week through a good friend of mine that was going to walk the runway for a couple of Ayana’s amazing outfits. I went to Ayana’s house to drop my friend off and ended staying there while she was trying the outfits on, and that was all […]

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McNett Family :: Mommy & Me

November 25

This sweet family was unfortunately without their daddy for this shoot since he was really sick the day of their shoot. Mom really wanted to catch the end of the fall, so we decided to carry on and do some Mommy & Me pictures with their two boys. We sure missed dad, but these boys […]

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Day Family :: First Family Shoot

November 22

The Day Family had their first official family shoot as a family of three this fall. I’m so glad they chose this age to get their pictures taken because their little one was super responsive and really fun to work with. We headed up Provo Canyon to catch some of the changing colors. It was […]

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Galvão Family :: Getting it Right

November 21

This was such a fun shoot! I love working with families who know how to laugh and have a good time. I connected to the Galvão family on so many levels, and that made it even sweeter to work with them. Samanta has followed me on social media for a while, so when we got […]

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Beesley Family :: Dream Come True

November 20

This sweet family took advantage of my mini-shoot promotion and we finally made Greice’s dream come true! Greice and I go way back to when I was a Zumba instructor and she’s always been so supportive of my photography. She’s told me so many times that one day I’ll do her family pictures and this […]

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Stephanie + Derek :: Wedding of Aloha

November 19

I’ve known Stephanie a few years, and she is a great friend. It was fun to follow her as she started dating Derek and watched them go on all their adventures, trips, and fun things together. They are just the perfect fit and form a great couple. I was so thrilled when Stephanie asked me […]

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Malmgren Family :: Growing Family

November 15

I know I say this a lot this time of year, but it is so fun to work with the same families year after year and see how much the kids have grown! And this special family is no exception. Dylan is so much taller and more confident this year. He was really fun to […]

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Gines Family :: Growing Up Fast

November 12

I think one of the joys of a photographer is getting to work with the same clients over and again, and I love to work and hang out with the Gines family. They are pretty much family to me. Taty and I grew up together and it’s just so great to see her and her […]

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One Big Loving Family!

November 12

This is another family that I’ve worked with many times. Being with this family is always such a pleasure because they always have so much love, energy and good vibes to share. I love taking pictures of big groups because I get to put together not just the whole group, but also all these small […]

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Felicia + Brian :: Beautiful Day

November 12

Brian and Felicia’s wedding was such a beautiful one. Everything was very organized and beautiful. I loved during the wedding not just watching the big events, but observing even more of the smaller moments throughout the day. The way that Felicia’s family helped her was especially sweet. During the mom and daughter moments that I […]

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Sinclaire + Matt :: Match Made in Heaven

November 4

Sinclaire found me on Instagram and loved my work and decided she wanted me to be her wedding photographer! I was so excited when she first contacted me. A lot of my clients come from referrals, which is such a compliment. But I have to tell you that it’s so amazing when a new client finds […]

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