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Jessica V.

Graciela is more than a photographer with a gifted eye, she is a passionate human being with a heart of gold. She goes the extra mile to ensure you are not only delighted with your finished products, but are enamored with fulfillment of your vision. There are few gifted photographic artists I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of working with and among these I now count with Graciela. I highly recommend her, if you are seeking to capture a vision and your essence on canvas. She is incredible and I’m blessed to have met her. I look forward to many years of collaboration and friendship.

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Candy W.

I commissioned Graciela to photograph one of my lookbooks, “The Nature of Things” a handbags and cuffs collection. She paid attention to what I needed and understood my vision. She also gave her input, and that makes her a great team player. Graciela helped styling our beautiful model on location by selecting the clothes and anything needed to make it a successful shoot. #candywoolley thanks you!

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Sarah S.

Having professional “headshots” taken by Graciela Valdes is so much more than a photo shoot. 

We discussed not only the image that would be portrayed, but also the perceived image of my business and services that potential clients would gather from that picture. It’s Branding at a level above most photography packages. 

The Makeup and hair stylist Graciela Valdes uses is top notch, and was so amazing to work with. 

The location and fashion choices were well thought out in a collaborative manner for a ridiculously wonderful outcome. To say Graciela Valdes Photography exceeded my expectations would be an understatement!!

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Arminda F.

Exceptional in knowledge, process and outcome! Graciela spends time to get to know her clients and the core essence of their brand. 

The outcome is pure magic! Thank you Graciela for an amazing work of art! You’re the best! You were amazing!

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Yami S.

I had such a good time! I never felt like this in a photoshoot! You, my friend, have a great talent and charisma!  Ladies, this is not your typical headshot; this is a headshot session on steroids! Think beyond the spa-feeling. Dress pretty and bring lots of options. Everything is full of fun!

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Nancy L.

Graciela is fabulous!  She has a way about her that is relaxing so that the photos end up being natural looking, not stiff and posed.  And she is fun to work with!

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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Patty N.

I recently had my headshots done with Graciela and it was GREAT.  She is an amazing photographer, knowing exactly how to bring out the best "you."  I love the way the pictures turned out and I would recommend Graciela for any and all photography.  On top of her professionalism, Graciela is warm and kind and makes all of her clients feel comfortable.  Thank you Graciela!!

5-Star Google Review

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Suzanne B.

WOW.... thank you Graciela for capturing on your camera and bringing the essence of Who I Am to light on camera.  You are such a beautiful, creative, and talented women living your Dharma (purpose in life) Anyone hiring you to utilizing your Fine Art Photography services would be so blessed and fortunate!  Namaste. 

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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Juan O.

I've had several professional shoots in my career as a speaker trainer and coach but I can honestly say that this was my favorite.  The entire process start to finish you feel like a VIP and the final product, well they came out amazing.  Whether you are looking to do personal branding, boudoir or family portraits, Graciela will most likely exceed your expectations ten times over.

5-Star Google Review

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Mayra N.

Graciela was able to capture me as a person and as a professional.  As a real estate agent is very complicated to change pictures because all the marketing we have out there. I feel very good and pleased with her pictures.  I believe she was able to reflect the message of HOPE I want to transmit to other Cancer Survivors.

5-Star Google Review

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Sara S.

Graciela did my personal branding photos for my new law firm.  The first appointment I had with Graciela we talked about my brand and what I wanted to portray with my brand.  Graciela then prepared me for the shoot by giving me examples of other branding shoots, helping me with  outfit color choices and providing me insight to locations for the shoot.  On the day of the shoot, Graciela was on time and ready to go.  Graciela brought an amazing makeup artist who stayed with us during the entire shoot to fix stray hairs, reapply lipstick and straighten out my clothing.  Not only was the shoot fun, the photos came out amazing!! I am more than a little picky and Graciela promptly made every single edit I asked her to make.  Graciela really made this a fun experience and I would recommend her to anyone looking to revamp their brand.

5-Star Google Review

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Patricia B.

Working with Graciela was an amazing experience! From the moment we met at the Women’s Empower Expo, I knew she was the perfect person to help my vision come to life. I personally like that she took the time to build a rapport with me and we made an instant connection. She not only learned about me, but she dedicated herself to helping me accomplish my goals. The process was easy and my pictures turned out GREAT! I can’t wait to shoot with Graciela again!

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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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