We had the good fortune of connecting with Cynthia Vence and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cynthia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
it all started as just “a thought” of one day being able to do it in the far far future. I already had a good job, a good position and I was happy with it. but I do have to say that my co-worker got me into it. He used to do photography back in his country and explained in detail the function of the camera. I was stunned by the whole process and wanted to try it myself. it wasn’t until one Christmas my husband gifted me a canon camera. I was extremely happy because he knew how important it was for me and how much I wanted to give it a try. He encouraged me to learn more about it and to not be afraid of trying new thing. I doubted for a couple weeks, didn’t want to disappoint him, my family or anybody. I kept it a secret for a while until eventually, I came out of the shell with the help of my loving and supporting husband.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
One thing that sets me apart from others is that once I put my eyes on something, no matter how hard the road gets, how long does it take me to get where I want to be, I’ll make sure I do my absolutely best to do it. Photography is not just taking picture of someone else, is pausing time in a split second to capture the perfect moment and be able to tell the story and emotions behind it.
every time I capture photos through my camera, my mind is filled with all types of emotions because I want to represent what my eyes are seeing though the lens. It excites me to see the pleased faces of my clients when they get to see the results of ideas and creativity brought together.
The only reason why I am still here and continue to peruse this, is because of God. I don’t believe in coincidence, I believe in God’s work. I believe that God can put the right people in your life and I know he did the same for me. I met people who helped me and trusted in my work. Everything I have I owe it to him.
I continue to have challenges that will never go away but at one point we all get better with experience. challenges come and go and I’ve learned to deal with them and to trust the process. You have to learn to crawl before you can walk and that is something we all need to understand. it takes patience and dedication, as well as sacrifices.
I pray one day I’m able to give back to my community and be an example to others. Help those that, just like me; struggle to get where they want to be. this journey has not been easy but I believe all good things are worth working hard for.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
it is hard to choose a specific place to visit in the city, there is a variety of culture and so much to learn that a week long would not be enough! but I can definitely say that I would take a friend to a morning walk at the Herman Park, and then make a stop at some local breakfast to eat crepes and drink coffee, go to a concert at the white Oak Musical Hall. In the afternoon go eat some good Mexixan food at the Las Mananitas Mexican restaurant. the next coupe days visit the waterwall in Houston or watch a movie at the Rooftop Cinema Club and enjoy the movie as well as the beautiful sun goes down.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
MY HUSBAND deserves the biggest shoutout of all!! he has been a role model ever since I met him. he is a hard working man who manages his own business as an electrician, and who is still planning on pursuing more LLC’s, a loving husband who takes care of the house and makes sure everyone is happy, a Godly man who puts God first and is lead by HIS mighty ways. He believed in me and supported me in every way possible.
The man that came home every night after a long day of work and still wanted to be my model. it didn’t matter the time nor the occasion. he was always available for me just so I could practice.