Saturday, March 19, 2016

Blueridge parkway and Dayton Virginia, March 2016

 Beautiful sky. I love the way the sun is popping out.



It's amazing how it was 60 degrees but on the mountain there was still ice.

 

 What a beautiful scene of Silver Lake.


One of the many backroads in Dayton and this one just happens to be a low lying bridge that is almost always covered with water.


Another view of the low lying bridge
 



Amazing by the grace of God. This church is only for horses and buggy. I love the simplicity.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Back to work.

Great news! We are back! The move back to Virginia was challenging but well worth it. We are currently looking for new clients here in the area and if there are any questions we will be happy to answer them! There have been some changes to our work and only for the better. For more information please email us and we will get back to you asap. We look forward to capturing those memories once again!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Getting set back up and taking time...

It may take a little time for Libbie Ventiquattro Photography to get set back up and on our feet again, it has been several years since I have photographed as LVP. Personally I am in the middle of taking care of some things and hope to have the business back up and running soon, I am however working on some new things and hope they will bring my work back to where I want it to be not just for my clients, but for myself as well. The last few years have been a long hard road, and I can't wait to start shooting today as well as seeing what kind of adventures my photography will lead me into. I would like to personally thank a few people who have truly helped me in the past few years, and especially in the past 10 months, my family and children for one, a couple very dear friends Dana, Liz and Helen. I love you girls!! I can't wait to start living my life and bringing you all the creativity of my work again soon. I do have a few things that I would like to do besides photography, and am working on the details of those and hope to announce them in the near future. If it wasn't for the grace of GOD, I would not be here today to talk about my future plans. Thank you all for the constant support. I am looking forward to the future more than ever!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thinking of going back to using this photography name

It's been quite a while since I used Libbie Ventiquattro Photography and I believe I may go back to it, however I have been using Molto Bella Photography for quite a while, I can't make up my mind!! Need some help!

http://moltobellaphotos.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 8, 2012

VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES!

We are now offering Videography services with our photography packages or alone. Videography packages are starting out at $300.00 and go up. Hourly based prices can be added to any photography package. More to come about the Videography packages and services, feel free to email any questions!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A new year beginning

It has been quite a while since I posted on our blog. There has been a huge life change for us since February 2010. On March 29 2010, we lost a huge piece of our puzzle. The love of my life and a wonderful daddy to Marissa and Cameron. I found myself living one day at a time, and sometimes taking it one hour at a time. It has been a long and hard road and I am sure it will continue at times throughout the rest our lives. We miss Dave everyday... we will always love him, thank you for helping us get through 2010.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some of my 2009 favorites!!

2009 was a great year for my work I captured so many memories, it started out with Deanna and Brian and ended with Kim and Chris. This past year was one that I will truly remember. - I had the opportunity to meet some really great people. Of course there are a few that come to mind first., and there are those whom you think about often. I have been so honored to work and give my all to every client! Thank you all for a great 2009. This post may be late but my thoughts do not change!

Kim and Chris VT wedding




Nikki and Christopher January 9, 2010

Niki and Chris were so great to work with! It was a pure joy working with them both all throughout their journey.




Nikki Bridals December 12, 2009




I had the great opportunity to shoot some bridal photographs at the Massanuttan Resort! Our bride wanted to have snow in her photographs since it was a winter theme to her wedding. We had a blast shooting even though it was COLD! Thanks for letting me work with you Nikki!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The feature on my work as posted on The Bokeh Pot

Libbie Ventiquattro Photography – Timberville, VA

December 9, 2009

Meet Libbie, a wedding photographer who loves capturing the expressions of people, but who really loves landscape photography. She shoots Nikon using her left eye in JPEG mode.

www.libbieventiquattrophotography.com
www.libbieventiquattrophoto.blogspot.com
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Describe the moment you decided it was time to pursue this as a career?
Before my daughter was born I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I had always been someone who took tons of photographs. After her birth I became nuts about scrapbooking and photography, from there I took online classes, joined forums and just couldn’t get enough. In June 2004 I was able to make my dream a reality, shooting my first wedding. From that I have never looked back, and today I have been privilaged to work with so many great people!

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What is one thing you’ve learned so far that has proven most valuable?
Keeping faith in myself, don’t compare myself to everyone and believe my work is second best, as for those I work with treat everyone as your closest friends., and I will always believe that I am a mommy, wife and then a photographer!

What makes you different from everyone else?
I put my whole heart into my work by being myself.

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Who is your one favorite up-and-coming photographer?
There are so many great ones, but I would have to say I love the work of Stacey Rainer.

One item you can’t live without?
I absolutely love my D80, I don’t know how I shot without it!

Your favorite bokeh image?

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Why did you want to be included on The Bokeh Pot?
I love looking at other photographers work and networking is always a plus. Hopefully I can inspire others with my work to pursue their dreams!

Favorite book?
Honestly I have a couple, One is the Killer Angels and the other is God and Generals. I am a huge Civil War enthusist.

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Favorite movie?
I have two that tie for first – Braveheart and Gettysburg.

Where do you find inspiration?
My family is my true inspiration., Without my husband and children I don’t believe I would be where I am now.

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What do you think is the most valuable aspect of your business?
For me it would be the friendship of clients I have made.

Do you use a second shooter?
There are some sessions that yes I have used a second shooter for such as larger weddings.

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How would you recommend that someone wanting to second shoot with you go about getting the gig?
For me when I am looking for a second shooter I want to know their inspiration to shoot, what they are looking for in the photography field and of course I want to meet and see their work, I always want to see if the second shooter and I have a good chemistry.

If you could second shoot with anyone, who would it be?
I would love to work with some of the photographers that I have become friends with over the years. – One is Andrea from www.andreabrownphotography.com and Didi from www.dididaniellephoto.com

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Are you a member of any organizations and have you won any awards?
I am an active member of a wonderful organization called Americorps and the Ms. Wheelchair Virginia Organization which I am the webmaster and photographer for, as well as Think Pink Photography

What did you have to do to actually take the leap? Did you have any hoops to jump through?

For me it was more of getting my nerve up enough to do it., I am constantly driving to make my work even better. I feel like I haven’t jumped through enough yet. There is always something that I am needing to get through.


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Do you have suggestions for others trying to make the transition?
Spend as much time as you can online looking through forums, don’t pass up any chances you have to learn!

What is the biggest or most creative thing you do/have done to draw new clients?
I have a lot of clients who have found me through word of mouth, event planners or even my ads through craigslist. I don’t advertise really otherwise than that., Once my children are big enough, I plan on throwing myself completely into working full time.

Are you for or against advertising (paid or free)? If for, who have you had the most success with?
I am for both paid and free, the most success I have had is craigslist., the funny thing is the majority of my work has been from there.

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What’s your idea of the perfect photographer networking “date”?

I would love to do a group “high school senior” session, that way we can learn techniques and new ideas from each other!

Anything else you would like to share?
Thank you for the opportunity to share my work!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Misty and Wesley





Here are engagement photographs from a fall session with Misty and Wesley! I really look forward to seeing how their wedding comes together!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kim and our Virginia Tech Bridals

I traveled to Virginia Tech back in August and had a beautiful time shooting bridals. Here are just a few of my favorites... You could say this is a sneak peak on my blog, however all of them are on the website! I have to thank Kim and Donna for being so easy to work with!



















Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tonda and Michael

I shot a beautiful wedding in Roanoke this past weekend. Here are just a few shots of the day!

Congratulations Tonda and Michael!!























Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Commitment Ceremony

This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing a commitment ceremony. Here is a sneak peak of the day. Congratulations Tiffany and Keya!!







Saturday, August 15, 2009

Peyten

A summer session with Peyten. She is a ham but hard to get sitting still!


**This photograph won her most photogenic at a local pageant!**


Running away! -


I didn't do it!! Really!!