My first semester at BYU- Idaho was an amazing experience. I had the opportunity to meet incredible people and discover new opportunities in my field. Once again, I decided to go out of my comfort zone and learn new things.

One of the huge things I learned was photography. My journey with photography started in January 2017. I’ve shared a couple of my experiences shooting on events and I’ll share some of my work during my time at Scroll as a photographer.

During the weekends I wanted to increase my skills with the camera and, luckily, I got introduced to Gonzalo Virrueta. He’s also from Peru and was attending BYU- Idaho at that moment. He was looking for someone to take photos of him to celebrate his graduation. Gonzalo graduated at the end of Winter 2017.

The time couldn’t be more convenient to me. I decided to help him out and also seize the opportunity of taking some portraits. Here are some photos of that day:

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It was a pleasant experience to meet Gonzalo and help him out with his photos. The opportunity to shoot photos of someone posing for the camera was priceless. Gonzalo and I had a good time during the photo session and I believe everything was thanks to a good chemistry we had from the beginning. We met a couple times before his session so I could understand his needs better. After that, we got along.

Now more than ever, I understand that in order to offer a service, you need to be kind, social and open to everyone. Once that happens, the ice breaks between two people that barely know each other and everything becomes easier to go along with.