Posts in Boudoir
Mrs. A

This session changed my life! It is, Graciela, as you say, a celebration of femininity - strength, power, beauty, and confidence! I feel it every day!  Meeting women like you and those you touch is so inspiring! Makes the indefatigable part of us keep going!

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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. It’s 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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Karen M.

Amazing professional photographer, made my experience unforgettable. I will definitely use her again for any occasion. Very versatile and ready with her makeup team! Thank you.

5-Star Google Review

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Golden J.

I would highly recommend Graciela Valdes! She has an amazing, positive energy which is infectious when you're working with her. She makes you feel relaxed when you are nervous and knows all the right things to say so you can be comfortable - therefore she can get that most authentic, that perfect shot of you. I also love the quick turnaround in getting the proofs back and the fact that I can see them all via a mobile app. She is an amazing photographer and if you are looking for someone to shoot your next professional headshots for work, or family gathering and holiday pictures, look no further! You won't regret it. She really is AMAZING!

5-Star Google Review

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Colleen W.

I met Graciela at her booth at the Women’s’ Empowerment Conference 2017. I would call it the most inviting hang out booth at the entire conference. She was not only inviting, but she was warm & friendly and I was curious. Her energy resonated with me. I have ALWAYS wanted a portrait session over the decades but like so many others, I never got around to it. I looked at her sexy portraits and imagined myself into the pages. 

She followed up with me and I bolted….the reflex fear was “I am not sure”. Not really true. It was more like, I want to do this but I am not confident about this. 

Her follow up was very professional. More like “let me take me you by the hand and walk you thru the process”. She explored with me themes by sending me questions about myself, what was I comfortable/uncomfortable with. What themes did I envisage for myself? What was my timeline? Did I have any ideas on venues etc..It was really cathartic. There was a process. You don’t just show up and she shoots. She walks you thru.

The entire process was really enjoyable. I had to trust the process. Her make-up team was exceptional and the day was better than I had anticipated. I was extremely comfortable throughout the entire shoot. 

Graciela takes the time to know her subjects. She walks around inside your skin and knows how far to push -she knew my comfort zones. I was excited to try something new. I was excited by the outcome. It really exceeded my expectations. I plan to do this again soon. 

I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to have their photographs done. She captured my essence perfectly. The final package that I chose is outstanding. 

If you would like to see my shoot with her feel free to ask me. I am so proud of the final results. I actually feel like a real centerfold model (lol)!!

Be careful, she grows on you, so much so, that you will want to do it again!!

5-Star Google Review

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Nohemy A.

It was such a pleasure to work with Graciela. She explained the process of how the photoshoot would go from start to finish and that's exactly how it went. After meeting Graciela for the first time and discussing my vision for the photoshoot. I felt so comfortable leaving that meeting because she knew exactly what I wanted even before I said it. 

On the day of my photoshoot I wasn't able to get a prop that I wanted, after letting Graciela know about the hiccup she went above and beyond to stop at a store along the way and picked it up. She saved the day and the photos came out amazing!

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Ashley K.

I’ve never felt so beautiful as I did during our shoot! Your energy is contagious! 

Un-be-lieve-able!!! Exceeded my expectations!!! You captured everything I wanted. Thank you for all you do - it’s deeper than you know. 

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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!

5 Star Facebook Review

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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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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 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!

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

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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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