We had the good fortune of connecting with Alondra Burciaga and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alondra, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
It all started when i took my brother’s senior pictures. I thought it would be a good and fun idea, and I took them with a phone! After i took his pictures the curiosity grew in me. I was going to community college at the time and they offered photography classes. I had mentioned it to my friend how it would be something worth looking into although I hesitated a bit because it was something totally out of my comfort zone. I challenged myself and went for it. I started practicing at school and with family and i fell in love with it. Then the idea came to mind, “what if I start doing this for real?” I started doing some research, bought my first ever beginners camera and Alondra Burciaga Photography was born.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When I started my biggest challenge was getting out of my comfort zone so talking to other people was a bit hard for me at first. I had no idea how much i had to invest and research/ learn but let me tell you, getting out of my comfort zone and learning new things a long the way is definitely worth it. The biggest lesson i have learned a long the way was to never be afraid to ask questions and do not limit yourself to ask what you want to know. In photography there is always something new to learn so take in all that you can.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First of I would start with all of the great places I have photographed at and take them to see all the beautiful scenery there is to look at. Lets say every day we visit a new place. Then I would take them to visit downtown/ uptown Dallas for some entertainment (bars, night lights, rides). Last but not least visit my all time favorite restaurants to eat some good food like wings, tacos, asian food.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Since i started my journey as a photographer, I have come across so many wonderful people but I would like to thank three individuals in particular who were very patient and oh so helpful to me. Rick Davila from Rick Davila Photo. His workshops really helped me better a very important part of my business. Also two very wonderful ladies, Diana Mendoza from Diana Mendoza Photo and Kassy from Photos by Kassy who were very patient with me and all my thousand questions.
Photo of me by Irazema_Photography