I was born in Venezuela, but I came to Canada when I was just one years old. I speak both Spanish and English fluently. I am a mother to a handsome four almost five year old boy. I am currently going to college, getting a photojournalism diploma, due to my passion for taking pictures and as well as writing.
I also model. I used to do it a lot more with other photographers, but lately I have been doing a lot more self portraits which I enjoy a lot. Though it can be a lot of work. I am the one shooting the picture from a remote, I am the model, I am the one who does my hair and make up, setting up location and above all bringing whatever idea I have to life. It’s tiring and sometimes I may fail but I love challenging myself and it is fun too!
Where did your inspiration to be a photographer come from?
I decided to pursue photography after my son was born. I was the crazy mom taking pictures of my son every day. I then realized I really enjoyed capturing moments, and or people’s unique beauty. I love bringing my ideas to life.
Do you have any basic tips for beginners to take decent or nice portraits?
Honestly practice. Don’t stop shooting. Look at YouTube videos, follow photographers you like. Get inspired.
What is a typical day like for yourself?
A typical day for me is going to school, and then to the gym. I try to rush out of there and head home or to my son’s school to surprise him and pick him up. Afterwards I head home, talk about our day with my son, and soon it’s time for him to go to bed and I just watch Netflix while I edit pictures.
Usually on the weekends I take at least one hour to take pictures for fun if I am not booked with clients.
What have you always wanted to do but have yet to find the time for it?
This is a hard question! There are so many things I want to do, I would love to go travel europe especially greece and just photograph. I want to start a magazine but have yet to decide on what to do it on.
If you can time travel, what will you like to witness?
If I could time travel, I know this should be some epic moment in the past but I would love to witness my parents as teens.
Are you more of a morning person or night owl?
100% night owl.
What turns you off on a date?
When they don’t let you talk, and make everything about themselves. Also chewing gum loudly.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Karina. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
I believe sexy is confidence. Everyone can be sexy, but not everyone has the confidence to show it.
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