Photography is the art of stopping time and cherishing a moment in God’s creation.
— Ansel Adams

Meet Makito

Hi there! My name is Makito and I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. My passion for photography started when I was browsing through Flickr one day and I came across conceptual photography. For those who don’t know what that is, it is a genre of photography that helps illustrates an idea or sends a message to the viewer through the use of photo manipulation, fine art, or software such as Photoshop. After looking at conceptual photos for over an hour I was deeply moved by the visuals, atmosphere, and the idea that the photographer was trying to convey to the viewer. I was motivated and inspired at that moment and decided that I want to dive into photography. Through my photos I want to be able to express emotions and to tell a story so that the viewer can go back one day and say “I vividly remember that day when this photo was taken.”

I am 22 years old and I currently live in Alhambra, California. I graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Other than photography, I love meeting new people, adventuring outdoors, going to new places to eat, and travel. I mainly specialize in portrait, event, landscape, and adventure photography, but I am open to doing couples, engagements, newborn, maternity, and wedding photography. My promise to you is that I will do my best to capture those special moments with my camera and to create wonderful memories along the way.