One of the Babes: Diana Ascarrunz
Did you love the photographs taken at the September #bossbabesATX retreat? So did we! They were captured by the amazingly talented Diana Ascarrunz. Check out her beautiful photography at www.dianascarrunz.com and learn more about this boss babe below in our Q&A.
Q: What inspired you to start working in photography? Did you have any role models or learn from someone, in particular?
A: Photography, for me, was one of those things that was always in the back of my mind. I always knew I’d do it, but I didn’t know when. Finally, I made the decision to study photography in school and found myself working as a graphic designer after graduation. After moving to Austin, I decided I needed to focus on what I love doing and what I’m good at.
Q: Do you have any tidbits of advice for people with passions, in general?
A: Don’t wait to do what you love. Do it your way! The time is now!
Q: What have been your favorite moments of creativity?
A: I’m really inspired when I’m learning something new. Sewing, screen-printing, canning vegetables, print making—the process of learning something new and creating something with your hands is a great feeling.
Q: What have been your most challenging moments in your career, thus far?
A: Making the decision to have confidence and faith in myself to not go back my 9-to-5 job was a hard one. Also, opening myself up to wedding photography was scary, but it's also been so rewarding. I've already met so many amazing couples that I would have never know otherwise.
Q: What's your day job?
A: I’m a photographer full-time these days.
Q: When you're discouraged, what do you run to or away from?
A: I usually run toward watching movies. It gives me time to gain perspective and get my mind off of my own self-doubt. There’s also something very relieving in seeing beautiful and well-composed cinematography.
Your favorite band: Kanye West’s "Graduation album" is still so amazing.
Your favorite book: I’m not typically a comic book reader, but I recently picked up the third issue of Nutmeg, and it’s just great. If you’re a fan of Veronica Mars and baking, you’ll love it.
Your local Austin gem: Nicole Seligman of "Writes Like A Girl" blog is a true lady gem. The horchata latte aka El Equinox at El Tacorrido is my favorite Austin morning indulgence. Ladies, you don’t even have to get out of your car to get one!