Hello! My name is Ana V. Ramirez. I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and during my life I have been many things: a floral designer, an English teacher and even an extra in movies! Now that I’m a photographer in San Diego, I feel blessed to be able to do what I love and to encourage others to do the same.
From the time I was 11 and tried to sell barrettes with ribbons, to the years I owned an event and flower business to now where I sell my photographs and drawings, being an entrepreneur and small business owner is second nature to me. Yet for a while I felt like there was a certain path I was supposed to follow: college, stable employment, marriage, children, etc. I never fit into that traditional life mold.
I tried. I really tried to stay on that path. But it just wasn’t me.
Eventually I realized I needed to do what mattered to me even if other people thought I was weird. It hasn’t been easy, but now I have embraced my weirdness and it’s been totally worth it.
On this website I share my latest work, my experiences, opinions, challenges and triumphs as well as the stories behind my images. I occasionally write about my dogs because they are a very important part of who I am. All four, in chronological order are below: Sasha, Bella, Mr. Bear and Bruno – four very different dogs. I also write reviews of books and other resources which I think can be useful for you because they have been for me. And because I love to read. 🙂 And if you’d like to learn the reason I do this, read this.
My home is my most treasured space. It’s my refuge. I have moved too many times to mention but it has always been a priority to make the space where I live, mine. It is my goal that my photos help bring peace and happiness to your home and that I can help you make it a place you love to be in.
Peace and love,
(photographer, artist, writer and dog mom – not always in that order)