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  • Welcome to Jean Valentin Photography

    After serving families in the tri-state area for over 17 years, we decided to stop taking any new engagements.

    I personally am honored that you entrusted me capturing your intimate moments throughout the years. Be it when you started your family, or grow your family and any other moments in between. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and my life feels more enriched by it.

    I will keep this site up for an indefinite time and I will continue to update it with personal projects. This way you can still view and share your images and I get to share my personal photographic endeavors. I hope you’ll still stop by from time to time and say hello.

    From the bottom of my heart, a sincere THANK YOU!

Happy New Year!

It’s been a while since I last posted something. I no longer take on events, and I mostly photograph for myself nowadays. I have to say that it’s been nice to walk around and take pictures during these crazy times of the pandemic – something to keep me sane 🙂

There are a few projects I’m currently working on, and today I’m showcasing “The Color Project”. As I was walking around the streets of Philadelphia, I started to see different aspects of the city that I haven’t noticed before. I’ve been in the city hundreds, if not thousands of times throughout the years, but never really paid attention to the buildings and neighborhoods. Please take a stroll with me throughout the city as we walk from Penn’s Landing area, through Old City, City Hall and to Schuylkill river. I hope you will enjoy this colorful “ride”. All images were captured in the course of a year.

 

coca cola machine

 

ferry boat

 

ferris wheel

 

yellow metal door

 

crabs restaurant

 

Green house in Philadelphia

 

Colorful building facade Philadelphia

 

Row homes entrance

 

Lit Brothers Building At Christmas

 

city hall christmas display

 

City Hall at Christmas

 

AMC movie theater

 

Christmas village Philadelphia

 

Love Park Philadelphia

 

Building at night

 

Fish painted on door

 

Front door

 

Parking lot wall graffiti

 

Abstract wall graffiti

 

hearts and flowers graffiti

 

Glass mural in Philadelphia

 

3D mural in Philadelphia

 

abstract mural in Philadelphia

 

Tree art

 

Blue garage door

 

What better way to end this post, than with a beautiful and colorful Philadelphia skyline bathing in warm sunset/dawn colors.

Philadelphia skyline at sunset

 

It has become a yearly tradition to capture the Lee family portraits, and I always look forward to it. They are a wonderful family, and the kids are so full of joy. This year they wanted to have a fall session at Longwood Gardens. The reason for the location was because mom was present this time around. In their childhood, they had family portraits done here, and they wanted to reproduce one of the images.Mom with her two boys (brothers) portrait at Longwood Gardens

 

The happy family …

Family portrait at Longwood Gardens by the fountain

 

Don’t you love that smile?

Cute Asian gril outdoor portrait

 

And on a more serious note 🙂 ….

Cute Asian boy outdoor portrait

 

And one of my favorites from the session. Love the contrast between the grandkids’s silliness and grandma’s seriousness.

Grandma with her grandkids outdoor portrait at Longwood Gardens

This image is a (surprise) large portrait on grandma’s wall. I’m sure it will put a smile on her face every time she passes by it.

 

Philadelphia Portrait Photographer

This was a special birthday celebration: Mike turned 99. His daughter, Debora, gathered many of his friends to celebrate this milestone in his life. You can see the joy of having his friends around him. And since Debora spent a few years in Italy (she is an artist as well and you should check out her paintings), Marzano, a true Italian restaurant, was a natural choice.

firends gather here signMarzano restaurant menuItalian restaurant detailBirthday party at marzano restaurantbirthday partyfriends toasting at birthday celebrationbirthday celebration99 year old birthdayfather and daughter portraitchocolate birthday cake99 year old man portrait

 

Happy birthday Mike! I’ll see you next year, when you change the prefix!