I specialize in capturing classic weddings, fun family photo sessions, celebratory B'nai Mitzvah, and influential events for political candidates and companies.
Born in Peru, and now based in Washington, D.C., I love traveling and dining at every oyster bar along the way. I can’t wait to team up with you and capture your personal piece of history.
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This is likely one of my most frequently asked travel questions. My easy answer, BOTH!
TSA Pre is a four month process and an in-person interview. But once you get it, it’s super easy to renew. It’s also a great option at $70 for five years.
Clear is $179 per year (it’s $119 if you have a free Delta account). Add family members for $50 a year. But it also takes maybe 10 minutes at the airport to sign up. My favorite part: you never have to show your ID when using clear! No more digging in your bag for it!
Here’s the kicker: not every airport has both. But the major airports have a line for TSA Pre, a line for Clear, and sometimes, a line for BOTH. And let me tell you, the line for both goes extremely fast.
Check if your airport has TSA Pre here and Clear here.
There are times when I’ve gone through airports where it feels like the TSA Pre line is just as long as the regular line, that’s when having Clear helps a lot because the Clear folks will get placed at the front of either the regular line or the TSA Pre line. There are also times where I’ve gone to airports where there’s no Clear, which is when TSA Pre comes in handy.
Now, if you’re going to go through the trouble of getting TSA Pre, just do yourself the favor and get Global Entry. Global Entry allows you a faster entry into the US from an international trip. You basically get to go where the pilots and flight attendants go! Trust me, that customs line is when you realize how many people can actually fit into a 747!
Want more travel tips? Take a look at these posts:
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Ana Isabel is a portrait and event photographer in Washington, D.C. and San Antonio, TX.