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Meet Talia Talamantes

Today we’d like to introduce you to Talia Talamantes.

Hi Talia, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I first picked up a camera at a very young age. I remember taking my dad’s tiny digital camera so I can take pictures of plants in our backyard. It wasn’t until I was 16 I really started to make photography into something of my own. I started messing around with the few settings on my small digital camera and people actually began to ask me to take their photos. I was shocked that they thought I was good. I’ll never forget the day my dad told me he bought me a brand new DSLR camera from Best Buy. I still remember the feeling I felt that very day.My parents were such a big support team in this little desire I had that turned into something bigger years down the line.​When I was younger, I would take photoshoots of my friends in the hallway of my house. Maybe it was the way clicking that camera button would sound or the feeling of looking through the lens; but I felt like a real photographer. It was something that made me feel important.

Fast forward four years after I graduated, I was working a full-time job at a preschool. As much as I love kids, it wasn’t where I felt God calling me to be. There were seasons where I felt stuck and didn’t know where I wanted to go as a career path…but over and over again I felt like I needed to do photography; because even if I failed, I would never know unless I try it out & make a business out of it.​I started Talia Nicole Photography in 2018 and I haven’t looked back. This business is something I am so proud of because it took courage for me to drop everything and jump into this with faith. If you know me, starting something brand new that I’m not familiar with freaks me out…. but this was something I knew I wanted, so I ran for it. This business is my pure passion & I believe this is a gift God has gifted me to use on earth to bring joy to people & I want to use it to my full ability.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
When starting something brand new, it’s never a smooth transition. I ran into a handful of challenges along the way, whether that was not comparing myself to the thousands of amazing photographers in Los Angeles, making sure I’m always up to date and educated on the latest camera equipment and editing software, or even just making sure I’m taking breaks for self-care while booking out shoots every week. I know I will forever run into challenges along the way, but I am confident that those struggles build a solid business.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Just call me a professional third wheel because my heart is for the madly in love. I specialize in couple’s photography and I believe people are called to love and be loved on this earth. Everyone deserves photos that they will cherish forever because let’s be honest… memories only last a second but photos last forever. I want to be the one to capture your love story for the world to see. Every story is important, no matter what it looks like.

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