We had the good fortune of connecting with Miguel Salazar and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Miguel, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Maryann and I began our professional photography career as assistants to a local photographer. While we valued our time there and learned a lot of lessons along the way, we began seeing things that we would do differently. One important thing to us has always been developing a human connection to the people we photograph and the events we go to.

Starting our own business was challenging but it was great that we could rely on each other for support and development. While it hasn’t always been easy it has definitely been rewarding and we look back fondly at all the milestones through the years.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are primarily wedding photographers and the most important thing for us is to document parts of the day that our couples didn’t even know they needed!

Weddings are rare occasions where entire families get together for a celebratory occasion, and there are several sub plots of the day that are worth documenting. Things like grandparents playing with their grandchildren or college friends who haven’t seen each other in some time are nice memories for our couples to look back on so we make a big effort to connect with our couples so we can capture more than just the highlights of their wedding day.

Our ability to see past the immediate and our promise to hype up our couples is what sets us apart and we do our best to bring that energy to all of our weddings.

Currently we are at a place where we consider ourselves to be established, but everyday there are new photographers bringing new ideas and styles so we are always working to stay current and relevant. There is never any rest when you own your own business!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We love Houston! This is where we would take a friend if we were visiting:

Tipping Point Coffee- Discovery Green- Imagine That Guitar & Vinyl Vintage Shop – Aga’s Restaurant

In our opinion Houston has the best diversity in scenes and food (sorry Austin and Dallas!) so it’s a no brainer to pick some spots that are unique to the city.

The day would combine all the things we love (we are over caffeinated vinyl and guitar collectors) including some perfect spots for photography walks topped off with some delicious food! We make it a point to visit Aga’s every time we are in the city.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
One organization we feel is a big part of our story is the Wedding Association of the Brazos Valley. They are a non-profit organization of professional wedding vendors that donate the proceeds of their bi-annual show to local charities (notably, Pink Alliance).

Joining the WABV was huge for us because we were able to reach out to professionals who lent their knowledge, support and camaraderie which not only helped us grow our business but also made us feel part of a community.

Website: https://sanangelphoto.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sanangelphoto/

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