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Valerie Fernandez Photography


Valerie Fernandez Photography Active since 2016
Heya, I’m Val and I’m looking forward to meeting you! I’m kid at heart, a wonderer, a dreamer! Trough incredible blessings and heartbreaking loss, I have learned kindness and courage, and became a believer in people: in you, in me, in our uniqueness, our story, our potential, strength, and vulnerability; in how we laugh, love, grow, break, endure and keep going. Photography is my bridge between what’s inside and what’s outside; it’s my tribute to everyday poetry, every day courage, every day joy, everyday love, everyday life. It’s how I see and feel, fit and connect, share and learn, give and receive.
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“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Proust

Quick Questions

Get to know me Insights
What is a fun fact about you?
I never imagined I would become a photographer when I grew up! Now I can’t imagine being anything else!
How did you land your first wedding?
I was referred to the couple by their venue, who had seen me second-shoot a wedding before.
Who or what inspires you?
Everyday couples: their everyday stories, their journeys, their ups and downs, their joy and their courage. I’m also inspired by dance quite a lot, ballet and tango particularly. Nature and the ocean are also two great sources of inspiration to me.
What were you doing before you became a photographer?
I was a diplomat and used to be part of a team negotiating free trade agreements between countries.
What’s your favourite thing about being a wedding photographer?
Whatever I do workwise, has to do with love, to some extent. I feel incredibly fortunate about that.

Advice to my
younger self

What I wish I knew Personal

Take the journey inward. Wholeheartedly celebrate others’ talents, creativity, and journey, and learn from them as much as you can, but don’t let that come in the way of finding your own why, your own how, and your own joy.

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