For me, photography is more than a living. It’s my livelihood. I’m Valerio Costilla, an Oklahoma City-based lifestyle photographer. I approach capturing moments first as a human, then as a photographer. While I know my way around the camera, it’s my eye and empathy that make my work stand apart. I work closely with clients to bring out the most honest, genuine, human moments possible to make the most of every event, from weddings to lifestyle portraits. I believe positivity and compassion result in an authentic, timeless quality in my work, and I can’t wait to capture lasting memories with you.
I love the connection that is created through working together as a team. When taking on a new branding project, I like to pay attention to the details others might miss. I don't just "show up and shoot.". Every story is unique, and I am always eager to take on a challenge. Whether it's a restaurant, a clothing brand, or portraits - we will make magic - together.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've shot a pretty wide variety of projects and have always enjoyed working with new clients. Waiting tables for eight years I have learned a lot about hospitality and how to treat people. I think you can make any project special if you treat the client well and provide extreme hospitality.
A fun fact about this photographer
I am a firstborn generation in the US and English is my second language. I am fluent in Spanish and am currently taking an online course in Italian. I hope to travel abroad one day,.