Andy Morales-Torres is a Portrait photographer with 3+ years experience in Pet Portraits, Creative Portraits, and Weddings. Originally from Miami, Andy started out taking photos of wildlife. Later on when he moved to the midwest he was trained in the art of Portrait photography. Currently he is a Communications in Photography major at Parkland College where he has won several awards for his artwork. His dedication to detail as well as fun and calming personality helps his clients feel at ease during their photoshoot.
I love helping people view themselves through a fresh lens. I grew up with low self esteem so I know what its like to believe that you aren't attractive/ feel bad about yourself. Many new clients tell me "oh, Im not photogenic at all. You wouldn't want to take my picture." I believe that to be extremely untrue. Everyone has their own way of being photogenic and everyone has a story to tell. Not one person I have photographed has looked or acted the same as the previous. This is not just about the money to me. I love seeing people unwind and have a great time during our sessions. It reminds me of where I was in the past of self pity and low self esteem to where I am now passionate and happy to have this career I love and the ability to connect with so many new faces.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done a variety of shoots and I cant really pin point what makes me special. I am passionate about what i do and i strive to make people very comfortable with all aspects of the shoot they want to do as well as adapt to any of their needs. Here is one of my favorite testimonials I have received: "Andy is so fun to work with and he goes the extra mile to get the shot. On our first shoot he was lying down on a flimsy little strip of wood just to get the angle he wanted. It was easy to work with him from the jump, no camera shyness! I appreciate his advanced level of technique for different lighting conditions and experience with portraits as well as being able to clearly tell me how to pose. The best part is he wont just tell you how to pose, he will pose with you! It's a huge amount of fun working with Andy."
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Several Pet Portrait and Portrait Features on Instagram Parkland College Purchase Award 2019 Parkland College Purchase Award 2018 Parkland Gazzette Newspaper Publishing 2018 Image Magazine Publishing 2018 Photographer of the season 2017 View Bugs Image of the month 2017
A fun fact about this photographer
I am a singer/song writer with 20+ years experience on the guitar. I am an avid longboarder and love scuba diving. I speak Spanish fluently as well as am learning other languages.