Alex Valente Blog

Colton + Leslie :: Worth the Wait

August 15

This wedding has been a long time coming! Many of the weddings that take place in Utah are at the end of a quick engagement, so when Leslie contacted me more than a year before her wedding date, I was flattered! She was still in Brazil making arrangements, and we had time to discuss details […]

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Jocileia + Eric :: Perfect Summer Day

August 11

Eric and Jocileia were married on the perfect summer day! Light, whispy clouds accented the brilliant blue sky and all the colorful flowers popped just right. It was a very hot day, but it didn’t seem to bother these two one bit. They basked in the sun and the love of everyone who came to […]

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Helen :: Citizenship Ceremony

July 24

Helen is a dear friend of mine from back home. When she came to the United States for the first time, she stayed with us and we did tourist things thinking this was her one trip to Utah. Who knew that five years later she would be married to a great guy, living in Utah, […]

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Eric + Andreia :: One Year Anniversary

July 24

Eric and Andreia had the opportunity to work together again, this time for a one year anniversary shoot. Did you know that the traditional gift theme for the first wedding anniversary is paper? Andreia did and her lovely paper bouquet and antique books are her tribute to that tradition. I love it! I love the mixing of elements for this shoot…the […]

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Nielsen Family :: Family at the Farm

July 8

Kory and Thaise are past wedding clients (and I’ve known Thaise since she was a little kid!) and now I get to take pictures of their adorable family! Little Jasmine joined their family 10 months ago and she is just an absolute doll. Although, she’s got some attitude, too! We drove down to the Young […]

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Andressa :: Maternity Goddess

July 3

Andressa is a past bride and has become a dear, dear friend. I was thrilled when she and her husband Chris announced that they had a little one on the way. As soon as the good news became public, Andressa and I started talking about her maternity shoot. She wanted it to be in nature […]

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Jared + Jessica :: Always Knew

July 3

Jared and Jessica were referred to me by a past wedding and family portraits client. I had met Jessica at an extended family shoot, and I was so pleased to meet Jared. This engagement shoot was so much fun. And I could not get over how adorable these two were together! Jessica always knew that […]

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Megan :: Maternity Moments

July 3

Megan is my sweet sister-in-law who is going to be a third-time mom, but has never taken maternity pictures! I was so glad that we could spend an hour together and capture some moments of this special time in her life. This woman is a fantastic mom to two of the most adorable kids (I […]

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Katy + Stevy :: Joyful Day

July 2

Katy and Stevy are such a gorgeous couple. They brought their families together from Haiti and Venezuela to celebrate their joyful wedding day. These two planned a very full day since they wanted to sneak away and do wedding portraits with me on their actual wedding day, but they had taken care of every detail […]

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Bel + Kent :: Crazy in Love

July 1

I met Bel and Kent through a referral from one of my past brides. We met early on in their wedding planning and since I attend about 65 weddings a year, they were anxious to ask my advice on a lot of the choices they had to make. I’m always happy to give tips from […]

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Jacobs Family :: Morning Family

July 1

The Jacobs Family are early risers, so we met up super early to beat the full sun. With littles this little, it’s best to follow their natural rhythm and mood, so we spent time with the whole family together and some one-on-one time to capture these special moments. Young ones grow so quickly, so these […]

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Tim + Patricia :: Sweet Sunny Day

June 29

I know I’ve said it before, but one of the highest compliments for a photographer is a referral from a happy client. And when that happy client is a bride making the referral on her wedding day, well, that’s incredible. Patricia and Tim were a fantastic referral and I absolutely loved working with them. Patricia […]

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Claire + Lincoln :: A Double Surprise

June 29

I love working with a variety of clients–families, individuals, couples, models, and brides and grooms. This shoot was supposed to just be a fun shoot with an adventurous couple. When we were setting up this first shoot, I was thrilled to find out that they actually wanted to do a few shoots. After some planning, […]

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Diego + Laura :: Mountain Air

June 23

Laura and Diego are getting married at the end of the summer and I’m sure it’s going to be lots of fun. These two didn’t waste any time setting up and engagement shoot, and we had a great time taking pictures in the cooler summer air of Park City and Midway. I love how sweet […]

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Eduarda :: Model Shoot

June 21

If you follow my blog somewhat regularly, you know you’ve seen Eduarda before (although, she’s rocking a shorter hairstyle these days!). She’s an up and coming model that I love to work with. She’s very friendly, easy to work with, and just fun to be around. Plus, she’s just super gorgeous! This shoot was extra […]

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Cloé + Kevin :: Model Shoot

June 19

While Kevin was in town, we also set up a shoot with him and Cloé. They met just before we started shooting and they did an amazing job together. We did four different looks and I think they rocked them all. I love working with talented people. Tweet

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Elizabeth :: Baptism Girl

June 17

I shoot a lot at the Salt Lake LDS Temple, but it’s almost always a wedding I’m shooting. But this time I got to work with one of my favorite kids of all time! Elizabeth is the daughter of one of my best friends from Brazil, and it’s been my pleasure to watch her grow […]

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Kevin :: Model Shoot

June 17

Kevin is a model from Florida who loves to travel to new places and meet new people. He goes all over the country to expand his portfolio and network. I was privileged enough to work with him during his recent trip to Utah. We had a lot of fun working together and I look forward […]

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Stephanie + Nick :: A Perfect Day

June 17

Stephanie and Nick chose the San Diego Temple for their wedding ceremony, and it was the perfect day. Before going into the temple, I got to spend some time first with Stephanie and then with them both to take some portraits. Nick hadn’t seen Stephanie in her wedding dress yet, so we did a first […]

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Josh :: Chile Bound

June 15

Before Josh heads off to spend two years in Chile, we headed up to the Sundance Resort to take some portraits. Josh is going to have the opportunity to learn Spanish and work with many wonderful people. He’s excited and I wish him the best of luck on this experience. Tweet

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