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Rising Stars: Meet Carlos Arevalo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carlos Arevalo.

Hi Carlos, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Sorry for my English I know is a disaster.

This is a passion and be with me for a long time but like a hobby nothing serious I’m from Venezuela and I used to be A&P which means an aircraft mechanic in my own country.

So when I move to the US I’m starting again like other Venezuelans I was in different industries like food, service online, and construction with time I put my self-goal to study something, and with my wife, we started to photography can be one of them.

Yeap, I deposited all my soul on that everything was when the pandemics start I lost my job so without looking back I put all my savings in this (photography) I paid a course with don polo photography (Adilfa ford) part of Intermountain PPA and national PPA board.

Learn a lot then I did not course and we start to have some customers and then is history now is my full-time job and my main income I teach to my wife and now she is part of the business we have almost 2 years with the company @theslcphoto and we happy for that this changes ours life’s.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It’s not easy like Coldplay said in the scientists first I’m the main income at home so for a long time I was study and workings at the same time I can remember my very first collab in a wedding I finish my full-time job like 5 pm.

I run to the love gas station got a shower and then run to the wedding to help but when I start to drive I can’t remember the address where I need to go so I was looking all the venues until I can be in the right one was an amazing experience and that helps me to understand nothing is imposible.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Photography is an art part of my growth cause for some reason I’m very creative and my brain is like 200mph sometimes is hard to get focused but when happens the results make me feel proud.

Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
The top gun I told u before is I used to be an aircraft mechanic and I remember in my lazy time imagined I am an aircraft pilot I did for a long long time and that make me who I am today was hard to be an aircraft mechanic.

For some reason, I was good with theory but my hand doesn’t help me too much when I switched to photography was too easy, and is hard to make me feel disappointed or sad if something doesn’t go well.

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Carlos Arevalo @theslcphoto

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