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Today we’d like to introduce you to Annie Untalan.

Hi Annie, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I fell in love with photography when I was 13 years old but I didn’t take it seriously till I was on the island of Kauai. I lived there for about seven years and my love of photography resurfaced again. I was able to work with the most amazing people and ventured all over the island.

I am known for my Alter-ego projects.

I used to work at MAC Cosmetics and loved to create. My friends always looked at magazines and Instagram and said why can I look like that? I thought to myself why should models have all the fun. Hence my Mojofotoco Alter-ego project was born. Me and my participant work together on a concept that works with both of us, as long as my client feels comfortable that’s what matters the most.

My main focus to help my client feel comfortable, beautiful, strong and most of all have fun at the same time. I want them to unleash their inner lion, their inner diva, their inner alter-ego.

One of my most favorite sessions to do is my Mojofotoco Alter-ego Project.

This project is very near and dear to my heart.

I created this so woman that don’t usually get dolled up get the experience of a lifetime. I work closely with other makeup artists and I create a vision for the ladies that fits their personalities. The most important thing is that you feel beautiful inside and out and have the pictures to prove it… this project helps me create that.

My favorite is when I see amazing woman transform before my very eyes. I like to see someone evolve into their alter-ego. Helping women unleash the inner model/diva that is deep inside them.

The best feeling is when I hear those three magic words… its when my alter-ego participant says, “IS THAT ME?” The best emotional paycheck that just fills up my soul and gives me goosebumps.

My goal is to make every single woman out there feel beautiful in their own skin.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
There has been struggles along the way especially when covid hit. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought…Should I continue, how do I keep going and how can I survive financially but I truly and wholeheartedly trust in the Universe and I believe somehow in some way, everything will work out. And it did…..

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am obsessed with photography and creating with other creatives. To create and to have your visions come to life is the best feeling in the world.

Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
You can find me on Instagram at @mojofotoco as well as my website.

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