Testimonials

Alison A.

Words cannot express the gratitude I have to Graciela for what she does. She doesn't just take photos - she helps you make your dreams come true. She is able to take photos of you and your family that capture you as you are but then also captures parts of you that you didn't even know were there. Her work is moving - it is truly an art. Thank you so much for being on this journey with us as we grow our family!

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Cara B.

I loved doing the shoot, I was in the zone and Graciela really made me feel so comfortable. My absolute favorite part, was the reveal of my proofs with Graciela. We both cried. I have never been so blown away in my life. She brought my vision to life with my shoot. I will cherish the pictures forever. 

Hands down, one of the best experiences of my life. You really have to be selfish in order to be selfless. In saying that, being selfish is giving yourself everything you've ever wanted and that includes these intimate photos. To give love, you need to love yourself fully, and this experience really enhanced my own self-love.

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Vanessa G.

At first I was worried that I didn’t have “the look” for a boudoir photo shoot.  Now I feel more confident and that I am beautiful. I most appreciated the time you took with all the preparation to make sure I was comfortable with the shoot. I would (and have!) recommend you to others because you have something that others may not: your charisma, your fun nature and the way you made me feel comfortable with myself and throughout the whole experience.

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Cindy C.

I was a little hesitant on how I would feel being practically naked but you made me feel so comfortable it was not an issue. I also thought I would feel corny and not sexy but you too made me feel awesome! I feel more confident now after the shoot. I feel sexier and more comfortable with my body. The experience during the shoot was amazing! I had so much fun. I also loved the outcome after, I was able to see my pics so fast and I loved them! You’re amazing and I have already recommended you to my friends. Thank you for the amazing experience I would have never thought I would feel so comfortable doing this. You made me feel like I had known you forever. The music was also awesome as well as the make up artist. Loved everything about the shoot!

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Martha E.

My body was my hesitation.  I have some real negative feelings about certain areas so that was a huge issue with me but you made me feel very comfortable about it. After seeing the pictures I really feel more comfortable with myself.  You made me look so much more beautiful than I think I look.  I really feel amazing! I was excited in the preparation process.  During the experience I was just living in the moment and felt super special and like a true model.  I was treated like a queen.  After the shoot, I feel like I’m on top of the world.
You are extremely considerate, dedicated and detailed.  You are a perfectionist as to each client and make each person feel like the most important person in the room – like they are the only one that matters – before, during and after the shoot itself.
I feel gorgeous! I didn’t think I looked beautiful before and I’m truly in love with my pictures and want to do it again!

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Cam R.

I truly enjoyed my boudoir photo shoot with Graciela.  She really made me feel very comfortable despite my little doubts that my body would look as good as it once did. She incorporates your personal input and ideas into the shoot which makes it such a delight! If you want an honest, reasonable and professional photographer, Graciela is for you.

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Angie

I had no hesitations going into my boudoir shoot – and now I feel even sexier in my own skin. I most loved how I felt and how comfortable I was during the entire experience. It was truly one of the happiest moments of my life!  I think every woman should feel beautiful in her skin and a shoot like this certainly opens up those possibilities. I want to do another photoshoot soon!

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Interview with Brides.com

Brides.com asked me for some boudoir advice and I was more than happy to share some secrets with their Brides as they consider bridal boudoir just before their wedding! We talked about what props to use in a boudoir shoot, what unique props you could bring and I gave them some fabulous tips. Read the article that quotes Graciela Valdes on Brides.com!

Article: Sexy Props You Didn’t Think to Use for Your Boudoir Shoot by Jillian Kramer

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I.B.

I would like to thank you for the boudoir experience. It exceeded my expectations! I was nervous at first, but you made me feel comfortable and made it fun! What I love the most is that you put your heart and soul into it, it is clearly as much an experience for you as it is for me. The photos came out amazing, you definitely brought out the best in me. I LOVE THEM! I would definitely recommend you!

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Rachel C

My boudoir shoot was such a blast! Laughing, drinking and having fun while taking so many fantastic pictures! Even though I’m very physically fit (cross-fit addict!), I was still a bit worried as to how certain lumps, bumps and body insecurities would photograph. In the end, I loved my pictures and love my album and even purchased wall art!  Graciela has a natural talent for photography and it shines through in her work. No other Ft. Lauderdale boudoir photographer offers as many fringe benefits, perks and concierge service as Graciela does!

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Written by Melissa Oakley

Graciela Valdes is a woman who understands WOMEN. Her fine art photography is more than just visually appealing, it is symbolic of the strength of a woman when she shows no fear! Graciela helps women find their inner seductress and empowers them to courageously embrace their beauty on the outside as well as within themselves.

Melissa Oakley is the editor On the Womanizing blog

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Jared B.

I was looking for someone to take some pictures for my website and I am happy that I chose Graciela. I have been unsatisfied with photo sessions in the past as posing for pictures feels so unnatural to me. Graciela immediately put me at ease as we laughed preparing for the shoot. The fun continued throughout the session as she captured genuine smiles. The turnaround time with the finished shots was quick and my friends raved when they saw them. I applaud her for getting the best from me.

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Barbara H

I was referred to Ms. Valdes by a trusted friend after seeing her exceptional work for a Tomorrow's Rainbow event.  The pictures were beautiful and the attention to detail demonstrated Ms. Valdes' immense talent as a photographer.  I did not hesitate to book a session. What I liked most about the experience was the organic quality of the experience.  By this I mean that my daughter was photographed in a way that I believe captured her natural essence and beauty without too much emphasis on contrived poses. The final products more than met my expectations. I would certainly recommend Ms. Valdes' services to my friends!

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Lourdes R.

I had no hesitations about booking my session.  I had seen Grace’s work and loved how her pictures captured people and their most important moments. She was professional and clear and gave me a lot of options to fit my budget.  Grace is fun to work with, she relaxes you and sets the mood for the photo shoot. She is efficient and really gets to know her client to ensure that she is meeting expectations. She also has great sense of humor.  The finished product was really spectacular. The quality of the pictures and the turnaround time was very reasonable. Grace is proactive and reaches out right away when product is ready. She is flexible and works around your schedule. The process from beginning to end was smooth. Grace is a true professional and has tremendous talent & creativity on photo shoots. She never runs out of ideas and makes everything easy for her clients. She takes care of every detail which allows you to enjoy the moment. I can tell you that everyone I have recommended Graciela to has come back satisfied and will use her services again. Including ME!

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Stephanie G.

I used Plum Blossom Photography for some head shots that I needed taken. Graciela immediately put me at ease and I felt so relaxed preparing for the shoot. I am not a person that photographs easily, so this was something that I have never had before from a photographer. The photos came out beautiful, thanks you Gracie, and I have since recommended her to everyone who needs photos taken for every occasion. Love, love, love her!!!!!

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Christie G.

Going into the (various!) shoots we’ve had with Gracie, I always worry about how my small child will behave and whether we’d look alright in the pictures.  The shoots are always professional and very relaxing. Gracie makes it easy to be yourself and always tells you the real deal. The best part is always knowing that no matter where the shoot goes, the product always exceeds my expectations. Even if there was a shot I was hoping for that didn’t work out, there is always one that I didn’t expect that took my breath away. I have and will always recommend her services!

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Melissa B

Gracie is the ultimate professional and a very giving person.  When we met, she told me about her photography business and how she also loved giving back to the community.  She volunteered right away to take pictures for the Ventilator Assisted Children’s Center Campers.  What struck me is that she captured these children through her lens in a way that focused on their abilities and they shined in their pictures.  Naturally, I turned to her to take my family pictures and they turned out beautiful and natural, which was exactly what I requested.

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John S.

I came home from work to find several gifts for me on my bed. I was so blown away as I opened them noticing the quality of the photo book and even more so how she made my beautiful wife even more beautiful in the photos! Elegance and beauty. All I could say was WOW!

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Mrs. L.

Thank you for caring so much about what you do. When I think about the session and the pics, this slight wave of confidence comes over me. Its not like I think about it all the time, but when I do, I just feel a little different. It’s pretty powerful. Thank you so much. 

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Sierra C.

Graciela is a doll to work with and definitely brings her expertise in photography to the table for every session she does. Perfect for boudoir, maternity, and wedding - we're definitely looking forward to working with her again the future!

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