Hi, I'm Katya Keely Quinonez
I'm a passionate, creative entrepreneur and "Light Painter" on a mission to assist people as they discover their unique passion and purpose they desire to share with the world. I've been in love with the world of images and their ability to communicate influential messages and capture historical moments ever since I was 11 years old when I joined the yearbook team. I spent countless hours looking through photos of my peers, organizing photos, creating layouts, taking pictures, and in the process, I instantly developed a deep passion for my craft. Photography is my innate creative outlet that allows me to visually create the dream world that I visualize. It's my art form; the space where I go beyond my analytical mind and enter into a vibrant world of color, unique perspectives, and endless possibilities! There are a variety of ways to develop a single photo, and the photography process provides me the access to freely enter my unique inspirational zone where I experience complete fulfillment and creative bliss :)
I see the magical light that lives within people and spaces, and I strive to capture and illuminate that light in my visual art. My absolute favorite type of photography is shooting brand portraits and interiors. It lights me up to shoot artistic images that empower entrepreneurs and creatives in building their own personal power and brand.
In 2011, I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Images and Influence, and double minors in Marketing and Psychology. In 2012, I obtained a Certificate in Digital Photography and Social Media from San Diego State University. I spent the last 9 years working for a variety of start ups, organizations, and small businesses assisting them with branding, photography, marketing, social media, writing, building relationships, content creation, website design, and event coordination.
In addition to being a photographer, I am a brand consultant and Owner/Creative Director of a boutique creative services agency called Creative Sanctuaries. I love to lead a team of creatives in supporting brands in discovering their authentic voice, connect with their target audiences, and truest expression. In addition to servicing our clients through coaching and creative deliverables, we're currently in the process of creating our own digital magazine specially designed for creatives. The intention of the magazine is to empower brands and entrepreneurs in communicating their vision, authenticity & unique expression; highlighting the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical spaces we all go through as we venture through the creative process. I am anticipating it to be released in early 2020.
In my personal time I love to explore and adventure through nature, travel and spirituality. I love to read, write and discuss all things consciousness and art with my friends. You'll most likely see me with an iced coffee in hand, my laptop, flip flops and yoga pants on a casual day ;) I love to do intuitive readings for fun for family and friends and occasionally (when appropriate) I'll use them in my work meetings to help us get deeper into the person's truth. I am all about spiritual freedom, self expression and authentic communication. I dream of one day producing a coffee table book that compiles my journalistic writings and visual art, traveling the world, continuously meeting new people, encountering new cultures, and photographing the globe!
Let's capture the moments that bring the most energy to your soul.
Please reach out if you're interested in working with me, connecting or collaborating. I love to meet new people and am open to a variety of opportunities and connections. I would love to connect with you! You can connect with me here.
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