Alex Valente Blog

Maddie & Jeff :: Engagements

April 21

“I love that you are my person and I am yours, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together.” — A.R. Asher

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Alisha :: Always Fierce

April 15

“If I have to be fierce, I’ll be fierce.” – Quvenzhane Wallis

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Katelyn :: New Beginnings

April 13

“I will reach for the stars no matter how hard it seems, and fly like a bird with the knowledge this journey brings.” Semetra C. Vanison 

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Amber :: Little Fashion Queen

March 29

Kids are kids the world around. No matter what, if you give them a soccer ball, a deck of cards, or anything, and if you close your eyes, you would never know where you were from the sound of it. It’s just incredible to hear them laughing. When I go into the villages and they […]

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Ginger + William :: Wedding

March 23

“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” – Robert Brault 

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Kimberly & LeGrand :: Blooming Family

March 9

This sweet family is blooming this spring! Kimberly and LeGrand are former wedding clients (theirs was the wedding with the awesome Disney surprise!), and I was so pleased to work with them again. This time we were in the chilly outdoors, but still had a great time capturing some moments of this special time of […]

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Kyle + Marina :: Mountain Bridals

February 18

Marina and Kyle got married recently and I am so  glad I can show you their bridal pictures we took a few weeks ago! Marina is friends with a former bride, and I am so excited that I got to work with this couple. Marina and Kyle are so fun! As a photographer, I get to meet all kinds […]

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Babi + Scott :: Engagement Warm Up

February 18

Babi and I grew up not too far from each other in Brazil, but we met for the first time here in Utah. Small world! She is such a happy person and makes everybody around her smile. I was so excited for her when she told me about Scott and that she wanted to do […]

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Matt + Sinclaire :: Utah Reception

February 17

From the white frothy waves of Northern California to the white snowy barn of Utah, Matt and Sinclaire continued their wedding celebration with more family and friends in a second reception. The White Shanty, located in Provo, Utah, set the perfect scene for a few more stunning images of the bride and groom. This dreamy […]

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Model Shoot :: Alisha

February 16

NAME: Alisha Moreira FROM: Cabo Verde CURRENTLY LIVES: Utah ABOUT ALISHA: Miss Nations of the World 2017/2018 Community Service Award in 2017 Went to New York for Fashion Week in 2017 Miss Cape Verde Utah 2016 2nd runner up in Miss African Utah Won Best Ambassador to Cape Verde country in 2016 Modeled for UVU […]

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Sinclaire + Matt :: Dreamy Beach Bridals

February 1

These two were such a dream to work with and in this ah-mazing location, it was like a dream on fire! We had a great time capturing some gorgeous moments of these two after they had tied the knot. I loved how Half Moon Bay provided us with so many different looks. We used a […]

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Sinclaire + Matt :: Wedding Day Details

February 1

I was lucky enough to spend the entire wedding day with Matt and Sinclaire, from getting ready to their final send off. I also had the chance to document all the details of their wedding day choices, from clothing to decor to venues. Their day was filled with many, many special moments with family and […]

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Pierce Family :: Beach Casual

January 29

Even though I always get family group shots at every wedding I shoot, this family took advantage of the fact that they were all in the same place to get some more casual family pictures taken together. It’s also a great way to really integrate the newest member of the family (either the bride or […]

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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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Makenzie and Nick :: Special Day

December 26

Makenzie and Nick are one of the couples I got to know this year that I can tell we will keep our relationship for many years. After our many conversations, it’s easy to see that they are just so amazing and so are their families. They all made me feel so welcome during the wedding day […]

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Laurie :: Zumba Shoot

December 22

As I mentioned on my last post, at the end of a recent family session, we embraced the cold a little longer to take some fun Zumba shots. Laurie bought a boom box with her and put some good Zumba songs on and the party started! Her Zumba energy quickly made her forget that cold […]

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Vincent Family :: Cutest Kiddos

December 21

Taking pictures of this beautiful family means always having a good time. We chose the capitol building this year for their family pictures because we wanted to do pictures at a location that we could easily run inside a bit since it was such a cold day. Laurie is a friend of mine from the […]

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Bowles Family :: Mommy + Me

December 20

Shayla contacted me saying she needed some family pictures done and I was so excited to work with her family. I actually met Shayla for the first time way back when I didn’t even imagine that I would move to the U.S. one day. I knew her brother, and she came to Brazil with him […]

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