1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I am a complete bookwork. Some people love shopping, clothes, shoes, electronics. I love buying books. I can walk around Barnes and Nobles and read for hours. Every time I go out on a shoot, I always take a book with me to read on the train.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My biggest passion is photography. I would love to dedicate myself completely to it. But besides photography, I love to travel. I have been blessed to have traveled to various places in the recent years. I have taken my camera and have enjoyed taking scenic street shots. It inspires me and I get to learn about other cultures.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I would love to turn my photography business into a full-time gig. I work 9 to 5 at a regular office job and am working really hard to be able to one day leave it behind to focus completely on photography.
4. What is your definition of success?
There have been times when I have felt overwhelmed and tired. Not only do I work full-time, but I am also a mother and wife. I sleep late constantly editing and then head out to work in the morning. But I like it, because it means I am growing in my business and in my personal life. It means that I am reaching out to a lot of people and that I am one step closer to making this my full time gig. Nothing comes easy. If you want something, you have to work at it. You are successful when you go through ups and downs, but you don't let it stop you. You learn from them and you move forward.
5. Tell us something about the project you're currently working on.
I am working on improving my website. Currently it is www.lesliemoncadaphotography.com, but will be changed to www.lesliemoncada.com. Not only will the name change, but also, I will include a feature within the site where people can schedule photoshoots online. This will be amazing for the business. I am truly excited. The new site will be online on January 1st, 2018. So stay tuned!!