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L.A Mamacitas Spotlights L.A Momma Photography

The woman behind the camera at our Mamacitas & Mimosas event is Rachel Carrillo aka L.A Momma of L.A Momma Photography. This mom is on our preferred vendors list because of her amazing skills, work ethic and constant support of other women entrepreneurs. 

 

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How did you get started with photography?

I have ALWAYS been into photography, since childhood. I had so many disposable cameras that we never developed! I was also in the yearbook & photo club in high school. After that, I landed a job at a portrait studio and worked my way up to manager. I received a lot of my experience there, as far as paying attention to detail and working with different people and families. I was also exposed to the creative side by staging and producing special events like “Halloween” or “Christmas” themed photoshoots.

You are making your name known by working with a lot of other mompreneurs, what do you enjoy the most about working alongside other women?

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I love learning about them and their stories. accomplishments and struggles. Also, it’s most certainly a motivation for me to keep going, to not give, up. I’m blessed to have met and worked with so many amazing mommas, how can I stop now? If they’re continuing to hustle, then I have to go. If they can do it, so can I. That’s the way I see it. 

Photographers have their own style, what is yours?

I still feel like I’m figuring that out. I love shooting in the city and using unconventional objects to make the photo pop,  having the city skyline as the backdrop and just having the city feel to the photos. I remember as kid being so intrigued by album covers or magazine covers that were shot in the city, streets. Like  the Ramones, The Beatles , The Doors are some memorable artwork I remember seeing that really stuck with me. To give it a name, I’d say Urban Photography, but I’m definitely still learning and growing as a photographer, I know I always will... I won’t ever be content. I want to always learn and grow, not only as a photographer but a person, a woman as well. 

Your business name is L.A Momma but are you willing to travel for shoots?

That’s  the goal. To be able to travel and shoot. Whatever it is, whether it’s headshots or an elopement, I would love for someone to want me to photograph them, distance not is an issue. As a mother who is in school, it is not as easy as I’d like, but when there’s a will, there is a way.  I’m sure it’ll figure itself out when the time comes!

If you could give your kids one piece of advice regarding careers, what would it be?

One piece of advice I would give my kids would be to pursue whatever their passion is. I know I will instill confidence in my children to be able to have them focus 100% on what they want and to just go for it. No waiting around or second guessing themselves. 

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Ruby Medina