First blog post coming atcha and Im so freakin excited to start this journey with ya!
I wanted to begin with explaining who I am, what I love, what I do, weird stuff, all of it! SO here we go.
Edwin will do his later because he’s a lame-o. hehe dont tell him I said that.
This is little ol me. Im 5’ 2” ALMOST 5’ 3” on a good day. Colombian chica who is louder than I probably should be. I may be sitting on the sidelines forever holding a RBF (sorry, I really can’t help it) but the second you approach me I have a smile thats bigger than my face can hold. I use my hands and arms a lot to talk to you and I am super friendly. I will get weird for you to laugh and once we are friends, I promise I’m super fun.
As I said before I was born in Colombia (although A LOT of people think I am Filipino) and moved shortly after my 2nd birthday. I have only been back one time and that was in eighth grade and it really was just to visit family. I did get to see some amazing places and am hungry to go back to explore more because dude Colombia is HUGE. I am from the capital, Bogota, which is in the dead center of the country and out of my family from over there have lived their entire lives without seeing the ocean because it can easily be more than 24 hour drive to the coast which is INSANE to me considering the beach for me here in Tampa is like 20-30 MINUTES away. Guess you take some things for granted when you have them so easily within reach huh?
I actually am OLDER than my baby face shows off to be. I know I look 12 and I still get offered kids menus at restaurants and get asked to see my ID for Rated R movies rolls eyes in annoyance butttt everyone keeps telling me thats a good thing because 20 years from now Ill be looking like one young mama. Which hey, guess I won’t be complaining then. I am still young though, 22 years old since we sharing. And yes I am married to my boo thang here. We have been together since sophomore year of high school when we were just 15 years old. We got married at 20 although if it were up to me I would have done it sooner. Maybe. His name is Edwin and he is a spicy Puerto Rican who I can’t get enough of. I mean lets be real, he annoys me every single day and is a butt face at times but I wouldn’t give him up for anything. Getting married young may have been a challenge and continues to be EVERY SINGLE DAY but I went into knowing it was about a covenant not a contract. I vowed to stay with him for better or worse and although those “worse” moments make us sometimes feel like giving it all up, we look to the Lord to strengthen us and get back on track.
This is just a few of my absolute favorites from our epic elopement down by the incredibly talented Olivia Markle. We escaped the Florida heat and ran off just the two of us to Iceland. POLAR OPPOSITE of Florida to say I do to each other in a stunning country. We ran around the country side for 10 days and loved every moment of it. Another blog post to come all about our elopement filled with even more epic pictures.
I love love love sweets. Dude. I eat it everyday. Yes I know its so bad but its so good. Maybe one day I should stop but for now that quick metabolism and good teeth (not one cavity yet) is working for me. Plus what if I die tomorrow, I won’t want to be like dang I cold have eaten that donut, am I right?
Im pretty sure I was born in the wrong era because Im a hippy at heart. Im super laidback, just want to chill all the time, I don’t stress over time because I WHOLEHEARTEDLY believe that nothing matters enough to stress yourself about it or rush to get it done. If it gets done it gets done if not then shoulder shrug. I actually tell my husband that a lot because he is quite the opposite and looses his mind when we running out of time or stressed about something. Im here to help him I guess! I also am obsessssssseeedddd with bell sleeves and bell bottoms. AHHHHHHH I would wear it everyday if I could, I just think its the cutest thing in the world and love that its coming back. If a bride wears bells sleeves or FRINGE anything. I AM FREAKIN IN. LOVEEE!!
ONE DAY I will have cow or a dozen whatever. I get super excited whenever I see a cow and once NO LIE I saw one and so naturally I mooed at it and IT MOOED BACK. just about died. I know its weird and may thing its stupid but cows are just giant dogs and therefore I want a ranch to fill em up with them. Which lead me to another one of my dreams to own acres and acres of land with my forever home on it. Already got the blueprints for it just waiting to start it. Designed by me and babe by the way!
If cows are giant dogs and thats why I love them then naturally you should know dogs have my heart. whispers HONESTLY, if the world was just dogs and me Id be happy. And I guess my husband too lol. I squeal every time I see a dog and I must pet it. So please bring your dogs to meet me, I will love on them so hard I promise.
Edwin and I are obsessed with traveling. We go as often as we can and always have post trip depression lol. Together we have gone to internationally to Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Germany, France, Netherlands. Czech Republic, Belgium, Puerto Rico, and Iceland and recently to California.
I love the show FRIENDS. As probably every other friends fanatic has said as well, Ive seen the whole serious like 4 times, every episode and yet I still laugh every single time as if Im seeing it for the first time. Right up there with FRIENDS is House, Lie to Me, and The 100. BEST shows ever in my opinion.
I know its probably cliche and you’ve heard it time and time again but i’ve wanted to take pictures since I was little. I remember wanting nothing else but a camera for my birthday and when finally one year I got one of those regular point and shoot cameras I was thrilled. It was purple, my favorite color at the time and you could totally see every pixel within the picture but I loved it.
Eventually I let that dream go to pursue other creative avenues like the idea that I was going to be a fashion designer or a Nuestra Belleza Latina Model (good Lord lol) which obviously didn’t pan out it either. I listened to what others thought would be best for me and followed that despite never really feeling like it was the right thing for me. Once Edwin and I decided to elope we searched through Instagram to find the perfect photographer which led me to some incredible people with crazy amazing talent which sparked my desire for photography again. Once Olivia sent our gallery from the elopement I was so inspired, I knew this is what I needed to be doing. BUT I was scared.
I was scared that I would never be good enough to even call my self a photographer and that no one out there would like my work and that I couldn’t make a living off of it. But all of those stupid thoughts were just LIES. Lies that the devil was telling me to stop me from doing exactly what God had called me to do. And it did hold me back for a good 10 months!!!!! I had bought a lot of gear with my college refund money but never thought o even practice with it because why should I even try.
After all that time, something in me was like NO I have to do this. I HAVE to try so I did and people actually started to like what I did! I started to charge for it and people wouldn’t hesitate to pick me! I went to Olivias workshop in California shortly after that and it shot up my confidence and desire to get my own butt into gear. I came back and hustled and still am to meet other creatives, shoot shoot shoot and keep this art of mine going.
Im so freakin excited to see where this takes me and to meet amazing people like you.