My name is Chelo (pronounced like the instrument), I am a daughter of Dominican immigrants, and I was born and raised in NYC. I had the good fortune of an arts education at Laguardia HS for music & arts and the performing arts, as was graced again as a student at NYU with the opportunity to tinker with film photography. Up until that point, I never had access to 35mm cameras or darkrooms, and the experience profoundly changed my life.
I didn't venture into a career in photography right away, however, but in 2008, and after studying under various photographers, I began photographing weddings and portraits professionally.
I believe in a very balanced approach to wedding photography-- covering candid moments, natural portraits and details. Also, being a seasoned professional, I am with you every step of the way when it comes to developing your wedding photography plan. My clients entrust me with their photography needs-- it's what I love to do.
I still love shooting film, I love to travel, and I always have a camera by my side.
My work has been published in The Knot, MSN, NJ Bride, Catalyst Co, and more.