We had the good fortune of connecting with Elizabeth Garcia-Molina and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Elizabeth, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
The most important thing I’ve done as a parent is doing. Showing my kids to say what they think, doing what I love. Also, making them my priority.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Photography is passion I have been living with since middle school. I started taking pictures with a 35mm film camera. Later, in high school and finally in College. Worked assisting a wedding photographer, in a family photography studio and all the social events I could on my own.

After that, digital came and I stoped because I went back to school to study Psychology. I got married and had 2 children which thanks to them I started photographing again.

I can say photography is my therapy. I love meeting new couples and documenting their history together. The feeling I get from going into their homes and seeing the images I captured in their walls makes me proud.

Finding out where I wanted to be as a photographer wasn’t easy. I had have to manage family time, being a mom and having a permanent job as an Instructional Assistant. However, as of today I am in a place I like.

Being a photographer as a side job allows me to do what I love. My psychology skills help me understand my costumers and connect with them. I don’t have the pressure of making a living out of it (because of my job) and that’s probably the reason I enjoy it this much. I’ve learned a lot in the past years because I recognize that I needed to invest in education not just equipment.

My clients know the can talk to me about what they expect and I will try my best working out with them.

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.
San Diego has a lot of places to visit. If I were to make an itinerary it would look like…
Monday: wake up early to take a hike to Torrey Pines and have breakfast at The Great Maple.
Later, visit balboa park and some of the museums. For dinner, I would go to The Balboa.

Tuesday: road trip to Julian, walk around the little town, eat some apple pie and have dinner at Julian Brewery.

Wednesday: spend a day at sea world.

Thursday: visit Coronado Island either for an early walk, noon to take the ferry to Downtown or just to explore and eat there.

Friday: watch ballet Folklorico accompanied by a margarita at Old Town. Visit its cemetery and all the Mexican curious stores around.

If you’re adventurous and are not afraid of crossing the border (with a passport, of course), go eat tacos to Tijuana.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The shoutout in my career as a photographer is to my husband and my children for always motivates me and supports all my ideas. Their feedbacks and knowing he has my back, gives me the strength to keep going.

Also, my friends and family for allowing me documenting their lives and being my first costumers.

Instagram: @gar_mol-photo

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Image Credits
Natalie Ramirez Paola Morales Andres Molina

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