Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Creative Photoshoot

Why hello there!! Does something feel different or something new..your correct! I know I have had this blog for less than a month already and while creating this blog I wanted the background and everything about my blog to look more organized, pretty, and professional. I searched on the internet and could never find anything to my liking. I finally contacted a friend who did blog design and with me telling her everything I wanted on my blog and what I wanted my blog to look like, it was finally created! So welcome again to my updated blog! I'm super excited for what's to come! For about a month or so I've been planning a creative photo shoot. I wanted get models, have them wear pastel dresses, have floral crowns, even have the editing style be vintage. I was super excited for this shoot and it went so great! Last weekend was the creative photo shoot and can I just say that the models in these pictures are gorgeous!! I recently got into photography just as a hobby and maybe a future professional thing, and I'm loving the experience I keep gaining! Taking photos is truly fun and love capturing the beauty in life! I also created a Facebook Page of my photography called " Valentina Photography" I hope you all check it out and love what you see! Here are some of my favorites from the photo shoot!


Thursday, March 19, 2015


Hello to my  few readers, I will posting more in the near future. I will having my blog redesigned so it can look more professional and more organized for my readers. I cant wait for you all to see my new blog design! I will post more in about a week! Cheers!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Photography with Megan and Baby!? Missing my Husband

So I've been loving the  busy life. Another fun fact about me is that if I'm not busy I'm bored, but hey that could go for anyone right? Well this weekend I felt like it was one of the biggest busiest weekends I've had in a while! I woke up at 7am  to get ready to drive to Provo, Utah for a fun couples photo shoot that looked something like this!

Isn't this couple just beautiful! I have talked with Megan before because she will be one of my models for a creative photo shoot I have coming up in two weeks! So far photography has been really fun for me and I'm loving the opportunity to capture beautiful and special moments in people's lives! Speaking about taking special moments.. I was able to capture a little 2 month year old girl! This was after the couple photo shoot, I still haven't started working on their edits but I must say the baby and her parent's are adorable and you can definitely see how loved she is! 
Here's another thing I'm a newlywed, I got married to the love of my love 7 months ago, and for anyone who knows what its like to be a newlywed or have known someone for so long you know what I'm about to say is true. It feels so WEIRD and INCOMPLETE when they're gone. I love being around my husband because he can make me laugh uncontrollably and makes me feel so loved and secure. He truly is my happiness and my best friend. He left yesterday night and I must say the bed felt incomplete without him. I'm so use to good night kisses and morning kisses and snuggling up with my man that it felt weird not getting that. PS he's on a business meeting with a couple people from his family in Idaho, and won't return till Thursday night. Yes I know that only 4 days but newly weds you  understand me right?! Anyway's I've filled my days with homework, hanging out with some friends, making flower crowns, and doing volunteer work at the local humane society, hopefully that keeps me from insanity:) That's it for now folks. If you ever become interested in me taking your photos for any special occasion or just for fun let me know, I would love to take photos of your lovely happiness!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Start something NEW!

Good Morning! For those who don't me I love trying new things! It doesn't matter what it is, I just love trying it especially when it's something new!
Another fun fact about me is I was in journalism all of high school, I did things from interviews, articles, photo-taking. I loved it all but I seemed to loved being a photographer even more. I mostly took action shots and enjoyed taking them! Well during my time in photography and yearbook I started gaining an interest in photography and wanted to know more about it as well. There's just something about taking an action shot, a couple laughing together, or capturing the happiness of a wedding day. I'm one of those people whose happiness in my happiness. If I see someone happy it makes a huge impact on me, I truly believe that those who are in your life or who are surrounding you do affect who you are, and I guess you could say I surround myself around a lot of happy people! Around a month ago I started building my portfolio and asked some friends of mine if they were interested in people models for some of my photo shoots, and they of course said yes because that's how wonderful they are! I loved what I captured and love that I could gain more and more experience each time I took a different photo shoot! I'm currently taking a beginners photography class at my college and that also has helped a lot! I have a couple big projects coming up with more photography and saving up any extra money I may get, so I can get a really really nice camera! I love starting something new and love that I can capture moments in people's lives that make them happy! If you ever want a photo shoot taken by me let me know or comment below! I don't know what prices will be but I know they will be low. When and If I become a professional photographer I want to charge inexpensive so that people can get a good photographer with great quality for an inexpensive price! Here's some of my work! Enjoy! PS: Any photo shoot's I take will be uploaded here as well, also to make the collage bigger just click on it!:)


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

5 facts you didn't know about me

1. I've traveled to Australia, Colombia, Europe, and Mexico
2. I love love love to eat avocado's!!
3. I really don't like band aids.. for some reason they gross me out.. and yes so do stickers
4. I'm Colombian, Italian and Mexican :) (Love my Latin culture!)
5. I am a volunteer at the humane society, and love to spend as much time as I can with my furry little creatures

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Monthly favorites!

So as you may have read I will including some of my favorite fashion/make-up favorites. This month I have been obsessed with all these items! Most of these (I must admit) are like my yearly essentials just because the trend or love never dies for them. I follow a lot of vlogs/blogs such as Dulce Candy/ Michelle Phan/ Alycia Crowley (Crowley Party) , Eleventh Gorgeous, and Lauren Curtis! I love watching what new in style and hearing about new make up products and seeing tutorials on them! Now that Winter seems to have passed Utah (there really wasn't a winter at all) I have stopped layering, which I love and started opening my wardrobe to find the light/soft items that scream Spring. My two favorite seasons are Winter and Summer, you either choose something for Freeze cold weather or something for the Desert Heat weather. So here are my monthly favorite! A.  I've noticed that Chunky/Heavy Jeweled necklace are a must have staple for outfits, I mean they add some much and can complete a whole outfit! If I had to say is my most bought accessory  it would be necklace especially statement necklaces!  B. Bareminerals is literally the only foundation/powder I have ever used in my life! I started using Bareminerals in junior year of high school and immediately feel in love with it! The natural non cakey look it gives is such so amazing! I feel more confident with my coverage and it doesn't clog my pores which is a must! I recommend this to anyone who wants full coverage and wants to look natural. C. Aviators, to be honest I use to not be a fan of aviators and maybe it was because I never found the right size or color but I recently found a pair of gold aviators at American Eagle and fell in love with them so yeah! D. Sleeved tops, I just purchase my sleeved glitter top and was super excited to try it on! I have also been loving anything glitter so why not get a clothing item with glitter on it!? E. Alex and Ani bracelets! Ok I heard about these cute bracelets from the wonderful Crowley Party and loved what they designs and what they stood for as a company! They have their own store here in Utah and I'm guilty of buying more bracelets than I should, but hey there cute right. PS there worth the price which is too expensive! F. Michael Kors, well like any other girly girl out there I have always wanted a Michael Kors bag, and well my husband surprised me last week and got me basically the exact same one as shown down below. I was so happy and now I can say I have crossed off a fashion wish list item..now if I can get a Kate Spade bag;) G. Scarves, If my husband would say something that I have a lot of in our closest it would scarves most likely, there super cute and super fun to wear and sadly I get too warm in this Utah Summer and can only wear them in the Winter or fall. H. Flats..You can never go wrong with a pair of flat! There comfortable and a cute way to add to your outfit.  I. Last but not least Coral Lipstick! Maybe I'm in love with this color because Coral was one of my colors in my wedding, but its just such a fun spring/summer color than can truly make those lips pop! I have about 7 different shades of coral lipstick for me and I love them all! Thank you for reading my fashion favorites and stay tuned in next month to see what my next favorites are! PS: Don't be shy and comment below for any questions you may have:)

Monday, March 9, 2015


Good Morning Everyone!
So my name is Valentina and this is my New Blog! I use to blog and then I stopped and recently I started to really miss it. I've been living in Utah on and off but now here to stay because I just got married 7 months ago! I was originally born in Northern California and I must say I really miss the beach. I wanted to start this blog to document my life, my interest, and my love and our future family! Here's what you should know about me.. I played soccer basically my whole life and love playing it with my husband in the summer time.. I school him by the way. I love trying to fashion trends and love staying up to date on all things fashion, so you'll see me posts some articles of clothing that I'm interested in lately. I love to travel and in the summer you'll see my husband and I travel to many beautiful places either in Utah or out of state or maybe even the country!! I love being creative, I've realized that I have all of a sudden grown an interest in making wreaths, I just made my easter/spring wreath and couldn't wait to get it up on our door! I am a convert as well of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints aka LDS aka Mormon, I love the new me and I love how happy the gospel has made me and the personal relationship I have with my heavenly father. So just saying you may see once in a awhile post my feelings or my testimony (remember to not judge or be mean) Anyways what else should you know about me? I'm a communications major and want to focus on Public Relations and Social Media! There's so much I want to do in life like I want to be a full time blogger or a full time photographer (which is another hobby of mine and I will soon be creating my website/name for it) or I love planning parties especially themed parties! Also the name of blog is called "Life's Riches" as you can tell, because every time that I post, I will include something memorable and beautiful and that to me in a rich moment in my life or my husband and my life. Yes this will include beauty but hey its an interest and for me that something for me to remember. This is all I got for now but I know as you follow and see where life takes me you will get to know me more:)