We had the good fortune of connecting with Nahomi Vazquez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nahomi, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
Keep going! Trust the journey God has set you in whether you think it’s the right one or not. Every new chapter is a learning experience and is a step closer to your goals. There may be moments where “you feel tired feeling the way that you do” or unmotivated, but that doesn’t mean you give up. You push through those situations and keep going forward. There may be times where a project is no longer for you, but you don’t just give up. You tried and that’s what matters. That’s how I have found what I like and what I don’t like. Staying in a positive mindset is key to success especially when you feel like everything has already been made and said. It can be hard to stay creative, but just remember you’re an original. Just because there’s thousands of photos of a tree out in the world doesn’t mean you skip over taking a shot on a tree. If it caught your eye then take the picture of the tree! Giving up is an overstatement. As a beginner in professional photography I’ve had doubts in my abilities. I’ve had moments in my photography journey where I had to pause and step aside to look at the bigger picture.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a photographer I never wanted to limit myself to just one audience. I have a combination of styles when it comes to photography; nature, fashion, portrait, family, etc. I would consider myself an introvert, but jumping into photography has helped me make friendships and step out of my comfort zone. I’ve struggled through a lot of doubt and questions on my path to photography but I think I’m finally in a clear mind space to know where I’m going. I started listening to other people’s perspectives when it came to my abilities. I’ve always been drawn to art. Photography is just one of those things that came naturally. Although I’m just getting started it’s been a journey and I’m thankful for where I am today. There is always room for growth and I’m looking forward to new experiences with new people. I’m hoping to break that chain that I see on social media where as a business owner you have to target a specific audience.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
God for answering my prayers and giving me opportunities. My family who has helped build my creative side. My cousin Nolberto for sparking my interest in photography. My clients who have also supported me through this process. Thank you!