We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian Figueroa and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christian, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Balance has been difficult to maintain since starting my own photography business. There’s days that I wish I could sleep all day and days that I wish could be longer so that the tasks I have not accomplished could be done. Over time I spent more time working on my art instead of sitting around and not doing anything. Some people may think I’m crazy because of how un-balanced my life can be with working two jobs, going to school part time, and running a business on the side but I believe it has made me grow overall and made me see how important it’s to plan ahead.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Photography isn’t always about getting a cute professional photo taken or showing off your favorite outfit, it’s about creating something new to the viewers. I love all kinds of shots especially fashion photography but what I love showing to the viewers is creativity in the images I take. From taking shots of models with glitter all over themselves to dark and spooky shots I believe I set myself apart due to my creative side. I’m proud of how my work has grown overtime and how I hear others enjoying the shots I have taken since starting my career in photography. I can say that it has been a rocky road for me since I started this journey as a photographer. There have been days that I wanted to give up because I felt as if my work was not good enough but through time I realized that it’s okay to feel that way, we’re not always going to have a good day. I worked on staying calm and proceeded with working on different ways to improve my work. I want everyone to know that Christianfig.lens Photography is a brand that you can be yourself and a brand that you can show off your confidence through an image.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Dallas is a city filled with amazing restaurants and places to shop at. We have Legacy West in Plano filled with shops and restaurants as well if you’re looking into getting some cute images taken this is the place you need to get them taken at. If you’re into nature and love to exercise go out to Arbor Hills in Plano or even Cedar Ridge Preserve in Duncanville to get that extra cardio in as well enjoy the beauty in nature.

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?
I would honestly want to dedicate all the hard work I do to two wonderful ladies in my life, my mother Eslin Figueroa and my grandma Etelvina Figueroa. I dedicate this to them because they have always supported me through this journey, no matter what crazy ideas I wanted to create they have always been by my side in making my dreams come to reality.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christianfig.lens/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexanderfigueroaphotography

Image Credits
Emily and Son, Trice and Tre Flax, Nelson, Luis, ShaTaraica and kids, Katelyn, Ben), Damian and Julius

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