Today we’d like to introduce you to Ana Martinez Chamorro.
Hi Ana, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I enjoyed the process of making photographs, originally developing my own film in a dark room. The more I did it, the more I became intrigued by storytelling, which led me to photograph for my college newspaper, The Towerlight. That’s when I began photographing senior portraits for friends, which led to photographing their weddings.
After graduating, I worked in public relations for a few years until realizing I was more passionate about photography. So I jumped full-time into my already growing business. I’ve now photographed over 200 weddings and 500 headshot sessions, along with two presidential candidates. I’m always looking forward to the next session and where it’ll take me.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Entrepreneurship certainly has its challenges! Some of those challenges were finding consistency in my work and learning how to manage all of the ins and outs of running a business.
Having good colleagues has helped during the tough moments, allowing me to gain more insight into the best way to run my business.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
As a photographer, I cover social, corporate, and political events. In the past year, I’ve photographed many modified weddings due to COVID, I’ve also covered inauguration and traveled with First Lady Jill Biden.
How do you define success?
Success is reaching a milestone. No matter the size. It can be daily success or success over years. Success does come with guaranteed failures. It takes a lot of trial and error before being able to hit the mark each time.
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Ana Isabel Martinez Chamorro Photographs of Secretary Julián Castro, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vice President Kamala Harris, First Lady Jill Biden.