About Me

Manuel_Ortega_Monterey_Photographer

About Me

My love for the art of photography started at the age of 13 when I took my first snapshot with an old Kodak 110 camera. Realizing I could capture a moment in time, I was instantly hooked by the magic of reproducing instantaneous depictions of life. Two years later, I worked all summer long and eventually saved enough to buy my first 35mm camera. By the age of 18, I photographed my first wedding.

I take great pride in being self-taught. My drive to excel has led me on a very rewarding journey. I have learned to appreciate the small details that make up the beautiful world we inhabit. Through my lens, I capture special moments and translate them into extraordinary expressions of art.

Every opportunity I get to photograph a wedding is unique, giving me a chance to “capture the art of life”.

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