We had the good fortune of connecting with Becca Fernandez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Becca, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
Growing up, I was always extremely self-conscious, and very critical of my appearances, and particularly my body. I am trying really hard to rewire my own thinking, and to learn to see my own beauty, in the hopes that my daughter can have a leg up, and see her own beauty from the start. That has always been my goal with photography, to help others see their own beauty.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My brand is all about celebrating your individual beauty. Growing up, I was obsessed with America’s Next Top Model, an desperately wanted to be a model. However, I had curly hair and glasses, and did not feel like I was pretty enough to be a model. As I became a mother, I started to shy away from being in front of the camera even more. As my daughter has started to grow, I realized that I need to be leading by example, and if I am always hiding from the camera because of my insecurities, she will learn to do the same. Now we have photoshoots almost daily and she hypes me up, and I hype her up. It has taken work, but I am finally starting to see myself the way my loved ones see me, and that is my goal for everyone who comes to me as well.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For breakfast/brunch, we would hit up Snooze an A.M. Eatery, then we would head out to visit the Desert Botanical Gardens, to get a quick taste of the natural beauty around us. For lunch, we are going to Downtown Gilbert to get So-Cal Fish Tacos, then walking down Gilbert Road to check out the little shops. Finally, we are heading up to Old Town Scottsdale to visit shops & grab dinner.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It may sound cliché, but I would be nowhere in Photography if it weren’t for my amazing & supportive husband. Not only has he supported me 100%, from the start, by coming with me to photoshoots, giving me time when our free time gets swallowed up by editing, and financially backing my business, but he is also constantly silencing my own self-doubts whenever I question if I should keep doing this or not.

Website: https://beckanikolphotography.mypixieset.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/beckanikol_photography?utm_medium=copy_link

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