Even though I studied advertising and design in the Dominican Republic and come from a family with great artistic background in painting, poetry and writing, I made the great mistake of getting an MBA. With that, I felt obligated to go into marketing and administration and I spent a decade being a marketing director at several companies.
Several years ago, with the support of my wonderful husband, I decided to take a sabbatical; I thought I would dedicate my time to our two kids. If you know me, however, you won’t be surprised that I was just too curious to sit still, and I began taking a photography course, an art I hadn’t practiced since college. As soon as I picked up the camera again, I was hooked. I started taking pictures everywhere, including at my friends’ parties.
Then I photographed my first wedding and I immediately realized my hobby was something much bigger. I knew at once this was what I was meant to do, and Sarani Weddings was born.
It makes me happy to be a living example of the philosophy that it’s never too late to discover your true passion and go after it. Of course, I was full of doubts when I started. I didn’t know if I could reach the high photography standards set in the industry today. But my brides gave me all the confidence I needed. Through their eyes, with their support and through their raves — and with a lot of study and practice on my part — I have blossomed into a successful full-time wedding photographer.
And I couldn’t be happier. I think my success comes from having been a bride myself; I understand what every woman wants captured on her wedding day.
It is an honor for me to be part of such a special day and I hope perhaps I can be part of yours.