Luci Valentine Photography
Luci Valentine Photography
" I had the privilege to work with Luci to create photos for my website. This was my first time working with a professional photographer. Luci made me feel comfortable. I felt supported to just be myself throughout the shoot. I wasn't sure what to expect but Luci helped me prepare by offering suggestions before hand. During the shoot she used creative angles and ideas and provided guidance all with a relaxed and light hearted attitude. I love how the photos came out. They exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Luci! "
"My family and I had the pleasure of working with Luci for our recent holiday card photo, headshots and passport photos. We also needed much overdue graduation photos. Luci to the rescue! From different clothing changes, varying backdrops and trying to include our timid dog, all went well. In fact, Luci orchestrated all of this in one hour and the photos are lovely. On the business side of things, Luci is detail oriented, responsive and punctual. A rare find in customer service. Thank you Luci. "
I am so thankful that we booked a family photo session with Luci. She was kind, warm, professional and super easy to work with. Luci was super responsive when I contacted her to make an appointment for a family photoshoot. She chose a wonderful location and our pictures turned out beautifully! Luci was easy to communicate with and the day of the photoshoot she was at the location updating me about weather. That was super helpful considering I have a 3 and 1 year old and instead of having us wait around Luci texted me with weather updates. Luci was warm and welcoming and my kids instantly took to her. In fact, my 3 year old still asks when he can go back to the park to play and take photos with Luci. After our photoshoot, Luci's impeccable communication continued. She updated me with a preview very soon after our session and uploaded pictures much more quickly than I expected. Luci did wonderful touch ups and none of our photos were overly photoshopped. Our only problem was that Luci took so many beautiful photos that is was hard to just pick a few! We wanted them all! I would recommend Luci in a heartbeat to anyone. She is so professional and easy to work with. She made us all so comfortable and I am in love with all the photos she took! Thank you so much Luci and we look forward to our next session with you! You are the best!
"I scheduled a very special photo shoot of my daughter with her horse. We had never done a professional photo shoot before, and wanted to capture the special bond between them. The photo shoot took place at our stable, in a meadow, on some trails, and other beautiful spots. I am absolutely thrilled with how amazing our photos turned out. Luci was able to adapt some poses from a theme that my daughter had picked out "golden hour/sunset" and "fairytale pony". Luci picked out the very best spots. Luci was so patient dealing with the antics of our equine friend - working quickly when needed to get the perfect shots. And also stepping back and letting Lilly the horse relax and calm down. Luci's eye for expressions and capturing the intimate connection between my daughter and her horse was amazing. The photos are something we will treasure for a lifetime!"
Recommended by a friend, I found shooting with Luci to be super comfortable and relaxed. She made it very easy to work with her to get a series of high quality shots that came out better than I could have imagined, and in a very impressive turnaround time! I would definitely recommend Luci to any of my friends and can see myself returning to work with her again in the future!
I had the pleasure of working with Luci on some personal portraits. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted but knew I didn’t want the usual run of the mill headshots. Luci killed it! Her ability to set up a relaxed environment and capture my personality was spot on. She is an absolute professional! She kept a casual banter while shooting and this allowed me to relax and forget that the camera was even there! She created an informal setting while making the photos incredibly professional. I would highly recommend her! I love my photos! Thank you so much Luci!
Over the years I’ve had trouble trying to get that perfect pose in my profile pictures so naturally I was apprehensive when Luci asked me to pose for her new photography portfolio. Once we began shooting I knew that this session would be different. Luci made me comfortable and relaxed and took numerous shots from different angles and color backgrounds. When I saw the pictures I was amazed. The poses and my smile captured the true essence of who I am. Luci is a pro and would be an excellent choice for any photographic moment.
Luci was patient with my newborn and I during our session. She created a comfortable environment for us and worked with us through the needs we had. Thanks Luci.
It was a pleasure working with Luci on my photos. She took the time in advance to ask me about the look I wanted to achieve and offered advice about what to wear. She was ready for me when I arrived and quickly put me at ease. The photos were amazing. She not only has great technical skills, she has a wonderful artistic eye! I would definitely work with her again.
Luci is amazing. I had the most enjoyable two hour portrait session. We laughed and laughed and I had so many great headshot options. I loved working with Luci and I look forward to an upcoming family shoot when my third child arrives in October.
"Working with Luci is a fantastic experience! You can see from her photos that she has an artistic eye for composition and light. I love how she captures mood and personality in her subjects. Her versatility means that she can get action shots, candid shots, portraits, moody/artistic shots, and professional headshots. She is also a delight to work with! She provides clear and helpful directions on how to pose for that great shot! Finally, she does some awesome filtering which really enhances the quality of the photos. I will definitely be doing a photo shoot with her again!"
"Our family made the best decision in working with Luci. We have always felt awkward about having our picture taken and that can make it hard to move forward with hiring a professional photographer. We have two children, 6 and 8, and we kept talking about how we wanted to 'freeze time'. I am so glad that we made the jump and treated our family to this magical and forever gift. In terms of Luci's role, well, she's everything. She was a thousand steps ahead of us and any fears we may have had. Every correspondence between us was full of professional guidance and support. From direction on what to wear, including day of direction regarding weather conditions and down to the very specific details about timing, order and what to expect. I was naturally most worried about my children and their comfort, but also our experience as a family. But we all had an incredible time! Luci educated the kids about her equipment, and even asked them to assist her with some shots! They felt so important, and best of all they were at ease, which put us all at ease. I genuinely don't think my husband or I have ever liked pictures of ourselves. Even our wedding photos were just ok in comparison. The bottom line is Luci. She is the heart of this whole project. You can see it in her photos, you can feel it in her presence and you will never regret documenting your life's great highlights with her at the lead. Thank you Luci, for your creative eye, your humble yet professional guidance, your thorough and amazingly quick editing and of course, the beautiful photos! We love and appreciate you and look forward to documenting many more memories as our children grow!
"Luci took incredible headshots of the dogs that I train. I cannot recommend her highly enough! I wanted to celebrate our progress this year and send a big thank you to all of my clients with some professional photos of their pets. Luci’s creative input during the planning stages of this project was invaluable. I didn’t have a final end product in mind, but she offered a number of possible directions to go in and included sample images to help me decide.The day of the shoot could not have gone more smoothly. She provided detailed specifications of the space and lighting conditions needed to set up, and was able to efficiently photograph ten enthusiastic dogs in less time than expected. I had a tight deadline to meet, and her expedient work made it possible to get prints delivered with time to spare. My clients were all impressed and deeply moved by this surprise. The photos came out beautifully and captured the unique personality of each dog. I will surely be working with Luci in the future, she is a true professional."
" Working with Luci was great. A family's first holiday card coupled with birth announcement is sort of a big deal in terms of memories and being only a few weeks postpartum I was pretty nervous about having my photo taken. The photos turned out flattering with fantastic lighting scenery etc. Luci was very pro and worked with us to find an ideal location close enough for us to walk to and she was super accommodating given that we showed up with a newborn and a dog! She put us at ease right away and looking back now I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you Luci for the keepsakes that we'll cherish forever and also the experience of our first ever successful family photo shoot! "
"With endless thanks for such precious and beautiful images of my dog Anita (Noodle)!"
" My college daughter and I were excited to schedule a photography session with Luci Valentine during Spring Break 2020. Our intention was to have Luci take a few photos that could be used as headshots for social media and for whatever came up in the next few years. We didn't know it, but that Spring Break session was a few days before the shelter in place started due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Despite the extra layer of uncertainty we all felt, Luci created a warm and supportive experience for the both of us. Her attention to detail and consideration of giving us her best during the session were significant. We are so pleased with the photos and highly recommend her as a photographer."
" Luci is a wonderful photographer! The best part is that she makes you feel comfortable when maybe getting your photo taken isn’t your favorite way to spend your time. She’s warm, professional, genuine. And the photos she takes are amazing. She captures something special about you through her lens that you may not have seen in yourself before. Is it magic? Great timing? Who knows! In the end, my photos came out beautiful and I thank her immensely for that. "
" Luci Valentine Photography has helped me achieve my goal of securing the professional headshots precisely the way I envisioned them.
Luci truly is talented and the photoshoot session was so much fun!"
"Absolutely loved the headshots Luci took of me. I felt confident, powerful yet still feminine. Luci made the entire process effortless and the results speak for themselves. Don't hesitate working with her!"
"Luci took amazing headshots of my son. She was very good at communication with us ahead of time, and made my son so comfortable during the shoot. She gave him good direction and suggestions which resulted in really great variety for us to choose from. Luci is very professional and has a great personality which allows you to feel confident and relaxed. I would highly recommend her!"
"I saw the photos Luci took of our school’s track team, and it inspired me to ask her do a photo shoot with my two teenaged boys. You know how moody teenagers can be, but in minutes she had them comfortable and smiling, taking varied shots, and radiating happiness it’s so rare to see captured in teenaged boys. Based on that tremendous experience, I engaged Luci to take professional headshots for a women’s group that I’m involved with, and the rave reviews from women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds speak for themselves....she’s remarkable!"
"Anyone looking for a talented and creative photographer needs to look no further than Luci Valentine. Luci was able to capture the essence of my son and daughter in their Confirmation photos. She was a joy to work with and we can’t wait for her to take graduation photos soon. "