Julio Naranjo is a professional photographer from South Florida. He is a self-taught person and always has been interested in the arts. He got a Professional Diploma in Photography - Distinction grade from Shaw Academy and also studied in the New York Institute of Photography. Julio also has great mentors who have shared invaluable insights of this art; artists, who are very successful as photographers and incredible individuals. He has experience in portrait, event, maternity and travel photography. He really enjoys learning and exploring many different aspects of photography and is always eager to increase his knowledge and understanding of this art.
I have been absolutely amazed and humbled by all the opportunities I have been given. I’m so grateful that I get to do what I love: connecting with people on different levels, building trust and using my camera to capture not just moments, but the essence of people’s feelings and emotions along with their stories.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done mainly family portraits, maternity, executives headshots, dance and behind the scenes in the past. I have also completed many event shoots such as birthdays, first communions, baby showers, etc.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I recently began to participate in community contests getting awards of Judge Commended in one photograph, top 10% in two, and top 25% in seven contests.
A fun fact about this photographer
I earned an accounting degree and worked in the financial sector for more than 13 years. In 2010, I decided to leave my home country due to social, political, and economic reasons and study for an Executive/Global MBA in Spain. After the international program ended at Georgetown University in Washington DC, I relocated to my current home in South Florida, close to some of my family and friends.