About Lola

Hello! My name is Lola!


Why did you start blogging?

I have been documenting my life on the internet through pictures since the late 90’s (ICQ, MSN chat rooms, Photobucket anyone?). In 2012 after getting burnt out from Facebook and knowing that Myspace was done, I downloaded this new photo app called Instagram. I was going to to grad school at the time, after scrolling for about 8 months through the app(lurking really), in January of 2013 I decided to post my first photo. I just wanted to share my recipes, eats and travels.

Where are you from?

I was born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, left my islita to venture new horizons when I was in my early twenties. Around that time I arrived to Texas and have been here ever since calling San Antonio my second home.

Do you have a photography degree?

I don’t have any formal photography training, I am a self taught photographer. I have always been that one person in my friend’s group that had a camera.¬† In 2013 I purchased a DSLR Nikon D3200 and decided that I was going to learn everything the camera could do inside out. I went to You Tube for resources and shot everyday. In 2017 I upgraded to the Nikon D750 full frame camera. I also invested in the Foodtography School and it is one of the best things I could have done for myself and my photography. You have to be a lifetime student of your craft¬† if you want to succeed.

What do you do for a living?

I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance and I am a License Professional Counselor (Therapist). I moved to Washington State in the summer and currently I am not practicing.

Blogging and Instagram are my side jobs and I make a decent amount of income by partnering with brands, taking pictures for restaurants, styling photography and portraits. I am transitioning soon to blogging full time.

I am excited to share my corner of the internet with you. Thank you for being here and your unconditional support.

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