Model: Nicola Marie
MUA: Make up by Theresa
What’s the motivation behind your most recent shoots?
We started our Fashion Boudoir line in late 2015 for our upcoming 2016 brides, so they can give their loved one something special that they’ll love for years. Plus it doubles as a treat for the ladies to be pampered for a day with hair and makeup done by our talented MUA, Theresa from “Makeup by Theresa”.
Growing up did you know you would get into photography?
When I was in 9th grade I took a photography class, and that’s when I fell in love with making art with a camera. At first photography was just a hobby while I was a master technician at Honda. Things started to spoil at Honda when I reached a limit in income. That’s when we decided to start a photography business in September 2011 by shooting just about everything that got in front of the camera. Now we have a 1200sq foot studio just 45 minutes from Downtown St. Louis. We now specialize in High School Seniors, Weddings, and Fashion Boudoir.
What is your biggest inspiration?
My kids are my biggest inspiration. My wife and I are building our business together. We want to have something great to pass down to our children, and to be able to give them the life and childhood we didn’t have. My wife and kids are my team, and without them I wouldn’t be able to flow my dreams.
Did you have a favorite photographer?
Not in the beginning, but I would buy a lot of National Geographic, and Import Tunner Magazines for their pictures. Now, which he is my business and photography mentor, I greatly admire Salvatore Cincotta.
Do you have a favorite brand?
My favorite brands are Armani, Banana Republic, Express and BMW.
What’s the biggest city you’ve been to?
I would say Washington, DC where I grew up.
What’s your most favorite city to visit?
NEW YORK CITY! Love the madness and fast pace of the city. It just feels like home.
What city do you have on your list to go to before you die?
What is a must have on set?
A creative mind. You never know what challenges you are going to be faced with when you’re on set.
How can we follow you online?
We have Facebook: Rodrigo Pineda Photography, Instagram: Rodrigopinedaphoto, and of course our website at www.rodrigopineda.com.
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