Greetings From Cristiano Valentino...
Owner of Valentino Photography Studios®
Thank You For Visiting My Site...
"As a prominent Magazine Fashion, Headshot, Wedding & Celebrity Photographer...I have truly seen this Industry from all sides of the lens" ~Valentino~
Aside from my Photography Business I am also a Certified Public Accountant & Music Royalty Copyright Infringement Specialist.
Please take a look at my Bio so that you get to know myself & hopefully who will someday be doing business with.
I certainly have been blessed with the opportunities I have been given in the Entertainment Industry...
I Hope You Enjoy My Award Winning Article Below..."The Actors Headshot Story"
Lenono Music Inc.
John & Yoko Lennon
1 West 72nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10023
Position: Personal Assistant
LA Clippers Professional Basketball Team
Owner Donald T. Sterling
Attorney & Billionaire
Net Worth $3.6 Billion-Forbes
9441 Wilshire Blvd. Penthouse
Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210
Position: C.P.A. Business Administrator &
American Broadcasting Company
Hollywood, Ca. 90038
Position: Business Affairs Film & TV Division Sr. Production Auditor
The Post Group
Position: Business Administrator
Law Firm of Sargoy & Stein & Hanft-Entertainment Attorneys
105 Madison Ave.
N.Y N.Y 10010
Position: Film & TV Business Affairs Sr. Production Auditor
This is the only Law Firm in the nation that Represents 8 Major Motion Picture Studios
Bert Padell Certified Public Accountant & Entertainment Attorney
"Manager & Accountant To The Stars"
Padell, Nadell, Fine & Weinberger, LLC
1775 Broadway N.Y. N.Y. 10023
Position: Music Royalty Administrator
My position working for Bert Padell was to oversee Music Royalties for:
Biggie Smalls-Notorious B.I.G.
Mary J. Blige
Sean "Puff Daddy-Diddy" Combs
Talking Heads-David Byrne
Russell Simmons Run DMC
Adam Levine Maron 5
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
De La Soul & Rakim
New York Yankees Joe Torre
And many other prominent celebrities...
Valentino Photography Studios®
1115 Broadway~Flatiron District
New York City 10010
Valentino Photography Studios®
9441 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, California 90210
"I have devoted my life's work in the Entertainment Industry for over 2 decades"
PERCEPTION of Valentino...
Valentino works every single day.
He is booked 2 years in advance...
Nobody can afford him. $$$
He will only photograph famous celebrities, magazine covers & major advertising campaigns...
He is totally Inaccessible!
You can never reach him or get him on the phone...
He is completely out of your league.
Actors Headshots-Fashion Photos-Large or Small Scale Advertising-Weddings-Recording Artists Covers & More...
Give Him A Call/Text...
You will be pleasantly Surprised...
The Actors Headshot Story©
Award Winning Article By Valentino-South London Press September 14, 2018
99% of the time the Actor will get the interview through their Headshot...
So it is pretty obvious that the Actor needs a good one...
Or more accurately a Great One!
Show business is far too competitive to break into with a cheap & unflattering Headshot...
Your Headshot should be a thought-provoking one that illustrates your energy or particular mood...
Your Headshot should endear the viewer enough to look beyond the picture & find out more about you...
Your Headshot should signal "Pick Me" or "Consider Me" for your next project...
If you are like most Actors then you want your Headshots to be worth your valuable time & money...
As an Actor, you realize that you have to make strong powerful connections with your audience...
You know not to always play it safe but to mix it up & take the important risks & make specific choices...
Each Actor brings something new & special to the marketing table but it is MY energy & spirit as the photographer that must reach out beyond those boundaries & make that certain connection the same way a Great Film Director does~
These same principles apply to the choice of your Headshot Photographer~
Over the years I have had the pleasure to work with many Celebrity Actors, Models,
Musicians & Performance Artists...
My workmanship time & time again makes that certain connection with Casting Directors & Agents in today's vast marketplace...
"Capturing your Spirit & Essence is what creates powerful images that demand the viewers' attention which is what my workmanship is really all about"
There are two ways of spreading light-
"To be the candle or the Mirror that reflects it"
I am proud of my many years of accomplishments of making artists come alive through my Photography.
Note: I will be away in France October November & December 2020.
Mini Headshot Session
Now Available Till September 3th 2020
90 Minute Session
Bringing Back 1980 Prices!
Headshots: $175 Hour (3 Hour Minimum)
Model Portfolio: $200 Hour (3 Hour Minimum)
Weddings: Start @ $1,250 + Full Day Rate
Events: $200 Per Hour
Album Covers: Start @ $250 Hour
Publicity Engagements: $250 Hour
We are also Certified Public Accountants
Music Royalty & Copyright Infringement Administrators.
Members of The National Society of Accountants Washington, D.C. &
The Society of AICPA's
Specializing In Personal & Corporate~Federal & State & City Income Tax Return
Now Representing Actors-Models-Performing Artists- Rap Artists
& Musicians. Specialist in Federal & State Income Tax Returns For Actors, Models & Performance Artists, Music Royalties & Film & TV Production Accounting
THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER...By Valentino...
Why Is Hiring A Professional Photographer So Important?
I recently had a lovely discussion with an engaged couple that asked me this very interesting question:
Why is hiring a professional photographer so important as opposed to having my friend taking photos of our wedding day?
Their question has really got me thinking so I have decided to write this post to help and explain the best I can the importance of hiring professional wedding photography services.
I know that taking photographs seems to be very easy and having a professional wedding photographer like myself very expensive!
You must trust the photographer that you hire as you do invest a lot of money in them.
As a Pro with many years of experience I always dress appropriately and I look like I’m having fun while I work very hard, that’s why you hire me to make your special day worth every penny.
Some shots like the first dance or cutting of the cake are usually planned, but most of them you can’t see before the moments unfold in front of you.
You don't have to look closely to see how my wedding portfolio is very captivating and is the Cutting Edge compared to others in the Industry.
To be able to capture the atmosphere of wedding celebrations with your friends and family you have to be very quick, look for those moments and even predict them sometimes.
Only a handful of us in the Industry can do this.
One more thing to add when you think you’re spending a small fortune on capturing your day.
Running a business is not easy, neither it is cheap.
I grew my business by undercutting my prices and counting on client referrals. Once established I kept the same principals.
It gives me great pleasure to give my wedding clients more than their monies worth because in the end they always refer me to others.
As your wedding photographer I look at every corner & I am not afraid of any locations.
I always give myself plenty of time to arrive to the wedding so there are no unpleasant surprises (traffic jams etc.).
I don’t interrupt so the just married couple & the guests can feel relaxed and enjoy the day.
I work calmly (or try to look that way anyway),
I am discreet, & I have experience working with raw emotions…
I don’t run in the church...I don’t look into the guests’ plates while they’re eating & I don’t direct how the story unfolds – this day belongs to the Bride and Groom, not me!
Yet I have my eyes open at all times & I don’t want to miss anything. Ever!
As you can see from my workmanship I am one of the Best.
My workmanship speaks loudly in Professional Circles & most importantly my clients themselves.
For additional information
New York City~646.763.3155
Beverly Hills, Ca.~310.279.9992
See Below For Some of my Photography Workmanship. To See All Portfolios Go To the "Portfolios" section on this site.