We had the good fortune of connecting with Aida Vélez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aida, what are you inspired by?
I am inspired by photography. My inspiration stems from nature and all living beings on the planet. My purpose is to inspire others to enjoy their lives and follow their passion. I have learned many wonderful things during my photography journey allowing me to connect with small businesses, people from others cultures, and traveI the world. I enjoy what I do for a living because I want everybody who sees my photos to capture the essence of every present moment.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When I first started in 2015 I didn’t have any prior experience in photography, but I also knew I had a calling for it. I decided to start with my daughters camera at first to gain some experience. Through practice and dedication, years later I gained more experience. There were a lot of trials and errors during my journey, however I never allow it to discourage me. I am proud of the photographer I’ve become today. Although I have a lot to learn still, I will continue to improve my photography and follow my passion to inspire others.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If I had my bestfriend here in Florida it would be easy for me to show her around since I am always outdoors and doing something. I would first start by taking my best friend to watch the sunrise in Key Biscayne. After watching the sunrise we would then head out to eat breakfast at Brewing Buddha Cafe. After having breakfast we will head to Nikki Beach and spend the rest of the time there. Around dinner time we would leave the beach and walk and visit the shops at Ocean Drive and grab some food at Simple Healthy Food. A local restaurant where they serve good and healthy food. We would then spend sometime there and afterwards we would start to head back home to get dressed and changed and then head to Schnebleys Winery where we would have some drinks and amazing food.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shout out to Paola Michelle for being such an inspirational good hearted person. Not only is she an amazing yoga teacher but she has helped me live a happier and healthier life. Working with her is such an inspiration given her discipline, kindness and amazing practice. Every time we shoot it is such a good time. @paolllamichellle
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