Hello, I'm Alejandra, I lived the first 18 years of my life with the Caribbean shore as my backyard, raised by a Peruvian family in the small island of Dominican Republic. Even though palm trees + oceanfronts offered me endless inspiration, my real journey as a professional began once I left. In 2008 I brought myself to New York City, to study documentary filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. In 2009 I traveled to the country of my grandparents, Peru, to study fashion + nude photography at the Peruvian Institute for Art + Design. With each experience came opportunities to grow both personally + professionally which helped shape me as an artist.
With nearly a decade of experience in the visual arts, I now make my bed in the beautiful city of Chicago, in the heart of Logan Square, an immense cultural hub with countless outlets for the arts + inspiration. For a creative person, Chicago is a dream come true + it has helped to further my talent + sharpen my vision into what I call This Charming Heart; a multidisciplinary creative space where I get to live my life through my lens + share it with others. Cameras are my toys, my passion + I wake up everyday eager to put them to use.
Megan also says I should tell you I have 3 spunky huskies.
Sipping chartreuse and green tea while looking at the most perfect white subway tile and hand painted signs. Driving through the mountains to Portland reminiscing about the best memories back home. Cozy sweaters, vintage demin, and Pabst while telling one of a kind love stories. The trials and tribulations of love, joy, and happiness. Lastly, champagne brunch and avocado toast while surrounded by the finest exposed brick, dreamcatchers, and maps to our souls. Dreamcatchers, macrame and 100 Days of Summer. Anthropologie trips and walks on the beach, love letters and secret admirers. Fall breeze, flannels, and hot cocoa. Whales and dinosaurs and handmade crafts. Salvage denim, antique leather bags, and the first time we watched Moonrise Kingdom.