Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles! This week we highlight the “photo ninja,” Lolita Vasquez Photography. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about Lolita Vasquez Photography, now’s your chance! Take it away, Lolita!
Lolita Vasquez Photography
When did you establish your business? 2015
What sets you apart from your competition? When I work with clients, I make them feel comfortable. And when they’re comfortable, they look like themselves in their photos. I also capture memories, not just portraits.
Where do you find inspiration? I find inspiration in joy, humor, and movement.
What trend do you see coming for weddings this year? Longer veils, less taco bars, bigger bouquets, and more llamas! (I’m not joking)
What professional organizations are you a member of? AFWPi
Can you share a funny/embarrassing/touching story about one of your clients? At a wedding once, the MoH forgot to bring deodorant with them. I accidentally made the bride tear because I let her borrow the deodorant I carried in my camera bag. (She had forgotten hers.) She was so sweet.
What’s your favorite comment/compliment that one of your clients has given you? I’ve had multiple clients call me a “photo ninja.” Insinuating that I’m this tiny little thing that hops in/out of nowhere and snaps memories.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Bud’s Buffet in Sacramento. Best sandwiches ever, hands down. I can’t even talk about it.
What’s your favorite local charity? Forward Momentum Productions – A marching music nonprofit that gives scholarships to students who need help paying for their member fees to various music organizations.
What is your favorite fun thing to do locally? I love going to Swabbies by the river and have some beer and tacos while listening to whatever local talent is one for the day.
Do you have secret vice or indulgence? What is it? Hot Cheetos with Limon. They hurt so good.
Do you have any hidden talents? I can play many (10+) musical instruments. This is not a joke.
If you weren’t in the business that you are in now, what other business/profession would you have liked to have done? Definitely would have loved to dip into acting. Maybe even being a real estate agent.
If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what element(s) would be most important to you? Staff to run the day of! The only thing I would have done differently would have been to hire day of staff so that I wouldn’t have been bothered with any logistics the day of my wedding.
What advice would you can give to couples getting married today? Hire a day of coordinator. (Definitely worth the money)
Anything else you’d like to share with Real Weddings Magazine’s readers? I’ve been so blessed to work with the best clients ever. I hope that I keep getting to work with the best people.
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Photos courtesy of Lolita Vasquez Photography.
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