We had the good fortune of connecting with Aubrey Ramos-Haraldsson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Aubrey, why did you pursue a creative career?
I didn’t really pursue it, it sort of found me. After high school, I got a camera and was dabbling in photography. Always had the camera with me, just I didn’t really know what I was doing. But I was always afraid to ask my father if I could take his photo, or ask him to take a photo with me, even though I knew he’d be totally fine with it. So when he passed I felt all those missed opportunities and it hit me extra hard to not have photographs. I just thought about how quickly time goes by, and memories pass us by and I thought maybe there were other families out there who perhaps didn’t realize and I could help capture those memories and those moments. Even if you don’t think you’ll want to frame it and look at it right away, it’s better to just go ahead and get the photo. Because it might make you smile later.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I just do what comes naturally. If other people don’t like it, it doesn’t affect my process. I think it’s important to like what you do and pick what jobs you take otherwise you’ll end up unhappy with your “job”  and its artistic views.

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?
Venice Beach, Tito’s tacos, Heritage Square Museum, Dearly Departed Tours, Apollo’s Espresso & Shaved Ice, The Churro Man, Caffe Luxxe

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My dad, Michael, for always being supportive. My husband for standing by me and my mom and stepmom who get more excited than I do.

Website: hwbphotos.smugmug.com (NSFW)
Instagram: instagram.com/hwbphotos
Facebook: Hollywood Breeze Photography

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