Kim Dalton's picture
Crew Mom

Who's in the Crew? - Spotlight on Malena Vasquez

NAME: Malena Vasquez - https://www.instagram.com/malenavasquezstudio/
https://www.facebook.com/malenavasquezstudio
https://www.linkedin.com/in/magdalenavasquez/
https://headshotcrew.com/malenavasquez
https://www.malenavasquezstudio.com/


WHERE DO YOU LIVE? I’m originally from Lima, Peru. And have been living in Miami, FL for almost fourteen years.


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING HEADSHOTS? Five years. I moved from a hobbyist photographer to a professional photographer when I joined the crew.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOOT? Portraits, Street photography, and other genres, but I enjoy photographing people the most.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER PH AND THE HSC? I found Peter in 2015 while searching for how to take headshots. I had gotten my real estate license and needed headshots for myself. I thought since I had the professional gear I got for my photography hobby, it would be easy to do it myself. How wrong I was!
After watching some of Peter’s Youtube videos, I fell in love with headshot photography and is technique. I knew that was what I wanted to do. I reached out to him asking about his workshops, and he invited me to join the Headshot Crew. I still keep my realtor license, but my career is photography.


HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO JOIN THE CREW ONCE YOU FOUND IT? Not longer than a few hours, I was totally sold!

WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS ABOUT YOU? Even though I enjoy being around people very much, I can be an introvert and enjoy being by myself more than anyone would think. Also, people that don’t know me can never guess I have three grownup sons in their 20s. I guess these are two things hehe.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU? I wish they knew how much I enjoy making people fall in love with themselves, it fills me with joy, and that’s the main reason why I love my work.

16 Comments

Paul Bowers's picture
Protégé

Nicely done. I really like your cinematic headshots.

Malena Vasquez's picture
Associate

Thank you Paul! :)

Roger Knopf's picture
Protégé

Glad you are here, let's hear more from you and see your work! Are the photos of you selfies? Very nice work!

Malena Vasquez's picture
Associate

Thank you Roger! The first headshots was taken by Peter at PhotoPlus Expo. The second my husband took it with some guidance :)

Michael Miller's picture
Protégé

Learning more about the crew everyday. It's nice to learn about you and. your work.

Malena Vasquez's picture
Associate

Thank you Michael!

Garret Buckley's picture
Associate

Great stuff Malena!

Malena Vasquez's picture
Associate

Thank you , Garret :)

Chris Noakes's picture
Associate

I'm disappointed by the lack of Star Wars references. :P

Malena Vasquez's picture
Associate

Hahahaha Kim asked me for one thing, I put two, three was going to be too much. But yes, I should have included I'm a Star Wars fan hehe

Menno Klaasse's picture
Protégé

Thanks for sharing, Love your portfolio great work!

Malena Vasquez's picture
Associate

Thank you Menno!

Maicol Osorio's picture
Protégé

Hola Malena, love your work, beautiful. I live in West Palm Beach, FL

Malena Vasquez's picture
Associate

Thank you Maicol! We are kind of neighbors! :)

Jon Meadows's picture
Mentor

Awesome!

David H. Roth's picture
Protégé

The force is so strong with this one. Proud to know you, Malena. 🤙🏼