I was born and raised in Mexico City and called New York City my home for 4 years. I love big cities, but I have learned to enjoy the southern, eclectic lifestyle of Nashville, Tenn. I absolutely enjoy traveling! I go places in my mind every single day when I shoot pictures for my Instagram feed. Photography is part of me and the iPhone makes it very easy to make it a daily ritual. My passport is always ready for any opportunity that comes along. I would love to go back to Italy and France. Greece is my dream place to be one day, as well as the Lavender fields of Provence.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. I love the written and spoken language. Although I must admit, I hated learning English and never imagined I would one day write this in what is to me a foreign language or hold a job as a Certified Medical Interpreter! I like to do things with my hands. I’ve had seasons of sewing, knitting, gardening, painting, cooking, decorating, but the only constant since my college years has been photography. My two kids are my inspiration and what keeps me going. I treasure my friends and I enjoy the opportunity to meet new people through my photography.
I am a creative photographer with a photojournalistic style and a keen eye for detail. I love to bring with my work the best out of people, show their personalities and emotions, and tell their story. I know how to capture the key and unexpected moments in a nonintrusive and artistic way. I am all about working with natural, available light and documenting real life as it happens. I want people to feel something special when they see my pictures and appreciate the essence of intimate moments, loving glances, new beginnings, joy, friendship, love; all the things that makes us want to be together and enjoy life.
Photography is my passion. I strive to give the best value without compromising quality. I shoot mainly digitally but love to mix it with film once in a while. Film has an unparalleled feel to it. Contact me, and let me customize my photography services to your needs. I want to hear your story!
Elliot Erwitt (the legendary Magnum photographer) gave me a kick-start when he chose one of my images as a winner in the M.I.L.K. (Moments of Intimacy, Laughter, and Kinship) International Photographic Competition. My photograph was published in “Friendship: a celebration of humanity,” and exhibited in New York, Paris, London, Auckland, Sydney and other parts of the world as part of the M.I.L.K. Collection. At that time, mobile photography was nonexistent and having a photograph touring the world gave me a boost of confidence. Currently my photos are viewed everywhere, thanks to the Internet, in virtual mobile galleries like the Instagramers Gallery, or tangible ones such as “La Tentación” in Tijuana, “The Kitchen” and “LARVA” in Guadalajara, México, and the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.
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