I was born in Lima, Peru to a Colombian mother and a Peruvian father. I grew up in various countries of the Americas, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Argentina, and the US, which allowed me to perceive the world with flexibility, open-mindedness, and appreciation of various perspectives.
My photographs tend to be clean, simple and yet communicate emotion. My mother was the very first to teach me about external and inner beauty, and appreciate the different forms and flavors it can come in. I can find beauty anywhere and everywhere. A person who worked for me once told me, "I would not have thought of construction vehicles or aconstruction siteasbeautifuluntil I saw your photos."
For the longest time, I specialized in fashion runway photography and beauty shots due to a fashion magazine that I chief-edited. Although I am a fashion photographer at heart, portraits and headshots captivate my heart. I enjoy shooting people either in a photojournalistic or candid way, in a studio or natural light. Portraits let me be creative, develop a rapport with my subject and allows to discover the beauty inside and outside of them.
Luckily in many respects, twists and turns of life have taken me to learn other fields in photography. I have been a press photographer for a few media companies, done a bit of real-estate, red carpet, special events, commercial, products, and corporate. In any of my work, I try to capture that true sentiment, that idea or that message we want to communicate, in a simple and clean way. Cleanliness, simplicity, and emotion define my photography.
A few of the highlights of my career as a photographer has been to cover the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show twice, a credential bestowed upon only a few photographers at a time worldwide, landed a cover of a magazine, and a few of my personal photos have participated in contests, showcased in art events or featured in art showrooms.
I live in Vienna, VA with my husband and three kids.