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Gian and his assistant Michael photographed my daughter’s wedding a week ago. It started out as a very stressful occasion as Hurricane Florence threatened to wreak havoc on our plans. Gian was very flexible. He graciously offered to refund my daughter’s money or change dates. Also my daughter and her new husband are in the military, and Gian was very military friendly.When the wedding day came, Gian and Michael were wonderful. They were very calm, attentive, personable, and encouraging. They were friendly, interacted professionally and tried to make the event as stress-free as possible. They were not in the way, but every time we wanted a picture taken, they were right there. The wedding and reception were on a mountain top in a cloud. My husband remarked that the initial pictures have a “heavenly aura” to them. We can’t wait to see the rest! We highly recommend Gian!
In short, we couldn’t recommend Gian Valdivia more highly. His prices are extremely competitive, he’s fun and easy to work with, and his photography is outstanding. We received over 500 photos at the end –– all of which we have full access to –– and each one of them is gorgeous. Now my wife and I joke around, saying that Gian was the highlight of our wedding ;)
Cody and I could not have asked for a better experience with Gian photographing our wedding. From start to finish, it was a seamless process. The day of, Gian came extra early (driving over 2 hours!) to scope out the area. He captured every single moment from getting ready with the gals and Cody with his groomsmen to the sparkler exit and even a fun “vadering” photo. He came with a lot of creative ideas, is patient and is easy going. Another key aspect that we appreciated was his ability to truly capture the scenery in our photos versus your average portrait. All in all, the turnaround time was impressive, and we were able to keep hundreds of photos all for a very reasonable price. We’ve since collaborated with Gian on other projects, including Christmas photos and our food blog, and we look forward to many more photo sessions with him!
We cannot say enough good things about Gian. Every year he continues to impress us with how he captures the special moments during our family portraits session. He’s able to put us and the kids at ease to help us feel as natural as possible in front of the camera. We always know we’re in good hands and the images speak for themselves!