HI, MY NAME IS JOSE CARLOS.
I'm a portrait photographer living in the Twin Cities. I moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul in the Summer of 2023, after living in southern Arizona for over 20 years. I create contemporary portraits that capture special moments in your life and tell the story of your legacy.
When you hire me, you're not simply getting a photo shoot. You're receiving a memorable portrait experience from beginning to end. I help you create a concept around your ideas, and skillfully deliver exceptional results.
I love to photograph individuals & couples, maternity & family portraits, business branding & headshots, intimate portraits for individuals & couples, and commercial & editorial work. There's a story to tell in everyone I work with. I am passionate about hearing your story and sharing it through my art.
Celebrate your love, whatever that looks like, everyone is welcome. Celebrate your hard work and resilience in your achievements at school. Or simply come to share your story, your healing journey, your path to self-empowerment, in whatever part of your journey you're currently on. You can put your trust and confidence in me to create a safe space, a wonderful experience, and beautifully crafted portraits for you.
HOW PORTRAITS CaN HEAL THE WORLD
After years of introversion and social awkwardness (still working on it lol) I've discovered a simple joy in talking to people, connecting, and learning about their journey. I believe everyone has an interesting story to tell. I do my best to create a comfortable environment for anyone and everyone to open up and share their experiences. I appreciate the vulnerability and courage that goes into opening up, and honestly feel that simply talking can help people heal.
To take it one step further, I believe that great photographs can help people heal as well. Portraits can be very empowering. They allow people to see themselves in a new light, from a new perspective. They help many people find confidence in themselves they weren't able to access before. Portraits are something to look back on in reflection of where you were in that particular place in your life. Whether it was joyful or difficult, it reminds you of how far you have come.