I always pictured myself having a stable career, peering out of a skyscraper with a fancy briefcase, all while hearing my secretary say, “Mr. Gonzalez you have a call on line 1.” Flash forward 20 years and I work from home, my secretary is my 5 yr old son, my view is the world, and about that briefcase…its a freak ton of camera bags with way too many pockets.
I never could’ve imagined ending up where I am without the wisdom of God, family support, my son Jonah, and everyone who took a chance on me. Everyday I thank God for His abundant blessings, trials, and everlasting love while trying to live out my faith with sincerity of heart. My life callings include being a father, a brother, a son, a friend and artist.
When I’m not running my business, you’ll find me far away from my phone, hanging out with family, traveling, working out at the gym, and some much needed alone time with God. As much as I love adventure and travel, my favorite place to be is at home relaxing, watching youtube while eating a whole papaya.
Making my own hours is the toughest part of being self employed, which is why when I’m with my son, I try to disconnect and live life in the moment. Faith and culture play a huge roll in my life. I love Jesus and si hablo Espanol. My goal is to one day live in Hawaii with my son and enjoy the ocean day after day. I love to cook (especially vegan food) and paint when I have some free time. Dad life is the best life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands”
-1 Thessalonians 4:11
My style is clean and moody with a photo-journalistic approach; meaning I wait for real moments to happen while I gently direct. I use clean editing techniques to enhance lighting and/or set a mood while keeping true to the actual scene.
Being photographed can be intimidating and uncomfortable for both of us. It's completely normal to feel nervous. My demeanor really makes people feel at ease...so I’ve been told. You can expect me to direct our shoot and do whatever it takes to get the shot. Check out some of my full client galleries below.
“He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?”