Hello, I’m Barbara Jacqueline

Nice to Meet You

 "Be yourself, everyone else is taken" - Oscar Wilde

WHO I love:   ....The Lord My Family My grandson Michael Angelo My friends My chihuahua rescues and all furry friends of the world San Francisco 49ers! My Clients!

My roots and WHERE I come from: Born here but my lineage stems from Cuba and Spain!  YES, I am fluent in Spanish minus the Tony Montana accent, although I know the entire script! ;)

WHAT I do and have done! Former SFPD 9-1-1 Dispatcher Youth Programs Director (working with hard to serve and at-risk youth 14-21)

THINGS I can't do without! My espresso coffee (only perked by me!), coffee houses makes for great meetup places though.
My Canons
My Apple Products
My Plain Greek Yogurt!
Cooking (wannabe chef)

Who I am ....REALLY! I'm a Cancerian, and the moon really does affect me I have to laugh loud and hard, almost to the point that it WILL embarrass you and me! The perfect photograph doesn't exist, I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect "moment", I will place you in the light and YOU do the rest!

Who are my favorite photographers? Believe it or not....YOU! YES, my clients are my favorite photographers!  I say this because I am not able to do what I do to create these pieces for my clients  if it wasn't for the trust and confidence my clients place in me it's all team work, and my determination to earn your trust.
No really as for photographers, I have to say that 15th and 16th century painters whom painted with light, are my all time favorite!  In my eyes they were the very first photographers of all time. 
fəˈtägrəfē/ The term comes from The Greek word phos, photos - light and graphos - writing. The word photography means writing with light but most photographers claim they are painting with light!
See for yourselves.....

If I were given an exact date as the last day on earth, I would.....
Stay close to home and have a huge Cuban-inspired party with all my friends and family!  I would do everything from planning to celebrating and I would share a long champagne toast to thank everyone for their contribution to my life!  Then I would party til I passed out ...or in this case.....say Adios!
My favorite films....   Spartacus (The original) Ben Hur (The Original) A Star is Born (Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson)The Sound of Music

My Favorite Music...Cuban, folk-traditional, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap (very few, one of them being Eminem and Pit Bull) And my favorite of all Led Zeppelin, the best rock n' roll band EVER!    

My strongest influence:
My mother!  Hands down this woman is the the most unconventional, non-traditional mom ever,  and the most loving  and giving as well.   Mom was a portrait photographer in Cuba as well as a model, singer, and dancer when she migrated to the U.S. I still have photos I have taken of my mom when I was a little girl, probably under the age of 8!  I will just HAVE to locate and share these with you all very soon!
Sadly, mommy passed away in 2003, after a long battle with breast cancer.  She lives through me as she gave me her strength, mom is with me still. This is mom, yah I know!!!

Some of my friends call me....Babaloo!!!

Stuff I'm proud of:

I have worked 3 years consecutively as a Volunteer Site Director for HelpPortrait Eastbay, and it's just one of the many ways I like giving back to my community and communities in need.

My Music (singer/songwriter producer and performer Grammy Nominee) walked the red carpet in 2010

If you showed up at my home unexpectedly, I may very well...

Cook you a slammin' meal within 8-10 minutes! And you will eat it!

I really do become friends with most of my clients, it's just who I am.  If you wanna see what I do I please see more of my work you can browse my galleries   WEDDINGS, PORTRAITS, and ENGAGEMENTS.

OR you can pick up the phone and we can start chatting, call me at 510-672-5777




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