Monterey | Carmel | Big Sur
Victoria L. Delgado
Behind the Lens
I believe above all what matters most is family, and I deeply value family connection. I am a proud wife, proud mother of two, and a super happy grandma to an adorable little guy, and another on the way. Our love story began 20 years ago. Planning our own Pebble Beach wedding is how and why I fell in love with wedding photography. I am a lover of love, romance, coffee, and wine. When not capturing moments, or up-leveling my skills, you will find us at our favorite local Carmel, Monterey, or Pebble Beach food and wine events, around the fire pit at home, or enjoying the Big Sur Coast. I have lived in the Salinas Valley for most of my life and have had the opportunity to travel parts of the world with my husband while crossing many locations off our bucket list. Although we still have many more to go, there is no place like home. I absolutely love it here, and am so happy and proud to call my self a Monterey County Resident and a Wedding Photographer in one of the most beautiful places in California. We have some of the most beautiful places people from all over the world come to experience for themselves. There is no shortage of gorgeous venues and locations to be photographed in the Salinas Valley, Carmel, Monterey, Pebble Beach, Big Sur.
Passion for People
I have always had a passion for photography, and knew I needed more. I found another way to be of service and bring joy to couples and families by documenting their milestones. After graduating nursing school in 2005, and settling into life after college, I took my first formal photography course in 2009 at our local junior college. I learned photography on a 35mm Canon AE-1 Program rescued from the vintage shop. I had a deep desire to learn about photography a need for creativity. Here I am over a decade later, passionate as ever, and making my dreams come true by starting my business in 2020. My 21 years in the healthcare has given me the honor of being with people during their most vulnerable moments. I have often had to take lead in stressful situations with a calm and intuitive demeanor. I know how to be present without being intrusive, and help people feel safe, seen, and taken care of when they need it most.
Delgado Photo Co Est 2020.
My plans and dreams to start my photography business came to fruition in January 2020. Several years in the making, with a lot of purpose, intention, and with the support of my loved ones, Delgado Photo Co is here. Who knew the world would face such challenges with the pandemic? I made the best of the extra time I was gifted when the world was forced to slow down and invested in furthering my photography education. I have spent the last 2 years learning from the best photographers/eudcations in the industry, such as Kelley Williams, KT Merry, Lucy Munoz, Jeremy Chou, and D'arcy Benincosa, just to name a few. I also shadow and assist other local photographers with their sessions & weddings. I am loving every minute of this time in my life. I hope we cross paths, and that I am able to capture your stories and moments with timeless elegance.
Capturing Fleeting Moments
Capturing Fleeting Moments
As a boutique photographer, I take on one Wedding per month. I pour my heart and soul into every photograph. From the intentional images I create in my camera, to your gallery, prints, and albums. At the heart of my client experience is my commitment to the couples and families I serve. I am calm, and organized at my core, which elevates our experience together. You are the most important part of your day. I am here for you.
Why I feel So Passionate About Photography
This is one of our favorite wedding photos. My husband and I have been together for almost 20 years. We met when the kids were 1 1/2 & 6 years old. We were married on our 7 year anniversary. We incorporated the kids in our wedding vows, we sat with them at the reception, and also had our first dance with them. These are such special and meaningful memories for us, because we wanted to include them in every aspect of the day. Our photographer knew this and captured it for us.
The day after our wedding, I asked my daughter Isabelle if she loved dancing with her brother Paul...she said "I hated it". When we received our wedding gallery from our photographer I remembered Isabelle's words. I absolutely love the look on her face, and these kids danced their hearts out that evening.
This is what I love about photography. Photographs capture emotion and love, that would otherwise exist only in our memory. This photograph hangs on our wall and makes us smile every day.
Your Experience is Everything
Your Experience is Everything
Trust in me, and in what I see. You won't be disappointed. I am all about magical moments. I learned photography on a Canon AE1Program and absolutely fell in love with film. I am growing my business and portfolio, and am beginning to incorporate film into my sessions. I am transitioning to hybrid photography. The look of film is timeless, classic, and elegant, and this is why I love it. The true to life colors and skin tones that film renders is just as magical as your moments in my eyes.
I want to capture how it felt during your best day ever, not just how it looked
I believe love knows no bounds. I am committed to celebrating our differences as they are what make us beautiful. I pledge as a business to accept, respect, and include clients, and fellow vendors of all races, colors, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, ancestries, special needs, or disabilities. I am an active participant in the collective journey to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion.
VICTORIA L. DELGADO | DELGADO PHOTO CO | EST. 2020
Wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photographer based in the Salinas Valley.
Serving San Francisco to San Luis Obispo.
LBGTQ+ Friendly 🏳️🌈 | All Love is Welcome Here