Hi, I’m Dana Nunez, the photographer behind Distraction Studio. I’ve been a professional photographer for six years, but my journey to becoming a photographer has taken its twists and turns.
My journey started when I graduated with my BFA from Ursuline College in 2009, with a concentration in ceramics. During my school years, I studied a number of disciplines, and found that I really loved photography. Plus, it was something I could do without a studio space. I bought a camera and took it with me everywhere and practiced both video and photography. I just had fun with it. I eventually went to medical school and decided that I loved photography too much, so I left that program and started my business. I went full time with photography in 2015 and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Why Boudoir Photography?
Why boudoir? When I attended school, I studied art therapy because I love psychology and helping people heal emotionally. I wanted to be a doctor because I wanted to help people heal physically. Over the years I was also a childcare provider, and contemplated becoming a teacher one day. I was also a tutor for a long time. In other words, I love helping people learn something new.
I really enjoy the sense of accomplishment that we both feel when a new skill is learned. For me, art school enabled me to create and surround myself with art and other artists.
Being a boudoir photographer is quite literally the perfect combination of all of the careers I’ve ever thought I’d like to do. It’s funny to think back because I used to be so bored with the concept of business. Now I could talk about business for hours on end.
Art has always been therapeutic for me. It was the one thing I was always good at. It’s what made me stand out and helped me find confidence in myself. I love that I can use my talent to help build confidence in other women.
Free street parking is available in front of the building if you are comfortable with parallel parking. If not, there are parking lots with paid meters behind the building. There is only a front entrance. If you park in the back of the building you’ll have to walk around to the front of the building. If you search the address on Google and select “see outside” in the photo gallery, it shows a photo of a restaurant called Typhoon.
The studio is directly above that restaurant. Walk toward the entrance of Typhoon. You’ll see 2 doors. The door on the right goes to Typhoon. The door on the left goes upstairs to my studio. The door will be locked but I will open it for you when you arrive. Please note, the studio is on the 2nd floor and there is no passenger elevator available.
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