Paulina Gwaltney

Paulina Gwaltney Photography LLC

Albuquerque New Mexico
I was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. As a 24-year old I moved to USA with my husband and became an office assistant. I did not believe I could earn a living following my passion: art. One day as I was sitting at my desk, I realized that I was spending my life doing something which did not bring any joy to me. Even worse, it was making me mentally and physically sick. With Master Degree and Bachelor Degree in my pocket I decided that it was time to take the risk and start my own business as a photographer. I began to create portraits in my home, in my kitchen nook. I asked my friends to come over and pose for me. At the one of the first shoots, I turned to my friend and told her that she looked so beautiful. She looked up at me and replied that she had not heard that for a very long time. At that moment, I knew that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life: bring confidence, self-esteem and joy to people through my work. I want the beauty to shine through in every person I photograph! Be CONFIDENT, BE EMPOWERED, BE BOLD .