I am passionate about photographing influential people and people in love. Above all, I value instilling confidence in my clients and creating images that are as full of energy as the event itself.
My favorite things? Breakfast tacos, wine, planes, and trains!
I really like living in DC. To me, there’s no other feeling like being in the nation’s capital.
My friend Simone laughs at me every time I use the word “the nation’s capital” because it sounds so cheesy! She does say I’m pretty good at selling DC and considering she just moved here, I’d like to say I was successful! Seriously though, it is the nation’s capital and I feel like you can feel the buzz from around the country. We’re the heart of the inauguration, the passing of laws, independence day, the motorcades, the protest, the tourists, the cherry blossoms, all of it and most especially seeing the beautiful marble buildings that we call national monuments. I get so sappy about DC because not only was it the first place we moved to when I came to the U.S. but it’s also a place that’s on a lot of people’s list of places to visit. Just how people want to visit France and see the Eiffel Tower, people save up just to see Lincoln and Jefferson. And to think I get to see them whenever I want is just incredible!
I was at the Lincoln at sunrise on Sunday and I just had to snap this photo with my phone:
I haven’t really photographed the monuments with my camera; I’m usually photographing people there. Eric once said that one of the best cameras we have is in our pockets: our phones! It reminds me that if there is something we want to remember right away, we have the technology to capture that impromptu moment. Today at 12:37 pm isn’t going to happen again so if there’s something or someone you want to take a picture of, photograph them today! Every now and then when I walk by on my way somewhere, I pull out my phone and take a quick photo because I want to remember that moment and be able to enjoy it wherever I am (especially when underground on the metro with no service!). So cheers to iPhone photos and impromptu moments! Here are a few of my random monument photos in the last 6 months!
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Ana Isabel is a portrait and event photographer in Washington, D.C. and San Antonio, TX.