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Jakarta Post

Roberto Valenzuela capturing stories of happily ever after

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 12 2019   /  03:16 am

Dramatic: A couple is captured on camera on their wedding day by photographer Roberto Valenzuela.A picture is worth a thousand words, the saying goes. In the case of photographer Roberto Valenzuela, he seeks to be a storyteller of happily ever after through his work.A wedding photographer by trade, Roberto Valenzuela was originally a professional concert classical guitarist for 10 years before becoming a high school teacher, where he picked up photography as a hobby.

“I was a business teacher and I usually taught economics, finance, accounting and marketing,” Valenzuela told The Jakarta Post over dinner in town.

During his time as a teacher, then-United States president George W. Bush handed a grant of US$90,000 as he wanted students to learn about business by running a real business.

“The students had 24 hours to decide what kind of business they would run an...