Southwest Creative Company
Power couple Anthony Quiterio and Bianca Padilla have brought something new to the downtown community. Bianca, an NMSU alumni, turned her love of photography into a business. With help from her partner, Anthony, they created their business in photography, videography and graphic design called Southwest Creative Company.
The two shoot everything from New Mexico State University campaigns to engagement photos. In the future they hope to expand their business and work with large clothing companies like Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and Madewell.
What is their favorite subject to shoot? Weddings. “Nothing beats the rush of weddings, it’s so raw and real. You capture the real moments that happen” says Bianca. Anyone who books their wedding photos with Southwest Creative Co. will have a free engagement session. “What we notice is if we do a free engagement session first we get to know the couple, they are comfortable with us. Then on wedding day they are comfortable, relaxed, and know how to pose together.”
In most cases the editing process takes days longer than the actual shoot. “Sometimes we capture these tense moments of people and have to present them in a better light in order to deliver a good product.” One lesson they have learned in their business is scheduling shoots. A scheduled shoot in Cloudcroft one day and Albuquerque the next morning became a scheduling lesson for the duo.
The two have a lot of insight for aspiring photographers and creatives: shoot every day, everything, all the time. Every time you pick up your camera you are practicing your photography skill. Make your projects and work meaningful and to keep a positive mentality; something that Anthony and Bianca both push each other for.