My name is Rick Baleros and I’m the one behind Baleros Photography. I wish I could say that there was more, but it’s just me and it’s been that way for the last couple of years now as I’ve grown and rebranded. It’s been that way since I’ve found what I really love shooting.
As far as who I am, I’m 26 years old and I grew up on Whidbey Island graduating from the local high school back in 2009. I then moved to Portland for college I studied Biochemistry and Psychology with my time at the University of Portland. What a doozy that was. After college I moved back to Washington and lived in Puyallup for a year before moving to Tacoma, which is where I currently reside. I finished my Masters at UW where I received an MC in Digital Media Communications. Again, a doozy that was.
Now I’m here, running a business and working for a non-profit as well. I don’t know how I do it. I have managed to maintain friendships throughout the years. I’ve also managed to live a life all while trying to go to bed by 10:30pm. 10:30 pm is the new all nighter.
I bet some of you might be wondering how I stumbled into photography because the truth is it was never my intentions to make it a business. It really starts with the fact that I kept taking my dads camera when I was 10 and taking pictures while trying to put the camera back in the right place. I always got caught. I was never good at being sneaky. It's probably because Filipinos also don't know how to whisper.
So he bought me my own camera and the rest is history. I mean, I used to take photos of still objects and landscapes, but one year someone asked me to do their senior photos. Actually, from then on the rest is history as far as how I became a portrait photographer.
That’s it. I mean, there’s more intricacies of behind the scenes and how I got to be a wedding photographer. I’m sure I’ll write about that throughout the year.
Until then, I hope you come back and that you’re just as excited of some updates that are much needed.