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Rising Stars: Meet Wendy Garcia

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wendy Garcia.

Hi Wendy, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My whole life, I knew I was meant to be do something creative. In high school, if I wasn’t playing volleyball, I was either drawing, painting or doing something artsy. I played volleyball in college and got my degree in Graphic Design. The final semester of my senior year was spent in Florence, Italy. My life seriously changed forever. I took an advanced photography course and interned for the design department at Florence University of the Arts-I looooved every minute of it!

On the last day of class, my photography professor insisted I keep pursuing photography. He said I was incredibly talented and had the eye for it. I absolutely love Graphic Design but not being able to create for myself just wasn’t fulfilling anymore. So I did what any crazy person would do, I put Graphic Design on the back burner and decided to pursue photography. I have been a wedding photographer for about a year now and I’m surprised with how much success I’ve had within this short year. I am currently integrating my graphic design work into my business. I have created my logo, and I am in the process of creating wedding/elopement invitations! I am so grateful and humbled by all the opportunities I have been blessed with thus far.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I struggled to get clients at first! I took many courses and joined many Facebook groups to get advice on how I can grow my business. I started to create styled shoots of my own, and the inquiries started coming in! I learned to post what I want to shoot and to shoot what inspires me, even if it is a free session. I’m currently curating and planning styled shoots with a good friend I met through a photography Facebook group! It has been very rewarding and pretty sweet connecting with many awesome vendors in the wedding industry!

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an elopement and intimate wedding photographer! I capture the intimate, organic and everything in-between moments. You can feel the emotion, hear the laughter and see the passion when looking at my images. I thrive off of being able to tell a couple’s love story via photos. I like to think I’m known for my vintage vibe, composition and easy-going personality.

How do you define success?
Success to me means living a happy, healthy life, traveling the world and serving my clients while doing so. What a dream it is to think that one day I will wake up in Italy, hang out with the coolest people (clients) and capture the sweetest love with my husband by my side as my assistant. When my husband can quit his job to become my full-time assistant, I know I have made it, lol.

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