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

Hi Adriana, what are you inspired by?
I’m inspired by my family, my two young nieces especially. Ever since they were born I feel like my love for photography has been reborn. I’ve even started to experiment with video and create clips of them during our trips to Disneyland and things like their first days of school. I’m having so much fun watching them grow. We’re all going to have so many memories to look back on.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m so proud of how far I’ve come with my photography. When I first started I never thought I’d be where I am now. I owe my success to practice, consistency, and more practice. Like taking on any new craft, there are times when you just get tired and you wonder if it’s all even worth it. It is. You’ll meet people along your journey and they might try to influence your work. You might feel like you need to listen to everyone and change your style to please others, but I’ve learned that nothing is more important than how you see yourself and your work. If you love what you do and why you do it then nothing and no one else truly matters.

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?
If I had my best friend coming to visit for a week, I would hope that it was sometime in the month of April so we could spend a day enjoying all of the beautiful flowers at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Then I’d most likely set aside a couple of days for the beaches in La Jolla and Encinitas. Can’t visit San Diego without spending time at the beach. Another day would have to be dedicated to Oceanside. We’re having lunch at one of my all time favorite Japanese food restaurants, Sunshine Kitchen and then getting a tasty beer at Black Plague Brewing. Those two are a definite must while out and about in Oceanside. Lastly, we’re ending their trip by spending a day at Seaport Village. Walking around eating some ice cream and visiting all of the little shops would be a great way to wrap things up I think.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shout out to my parents. They’ve always supported me and my love for photography. My parents have cheered for my successes and helped me back up after failure. They’ve been by my side through it all. My dad is always encouraging me to keep shooting and my mom is the biggest fan of my work. I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them and their love. I am so grateful for everything they’ve done for me. They are so amazing. I do everything for them.

Website: www.adriana-gudino.com
Instagram: @adrianagphotos

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