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Shallyse Gastelum, a mom of two, started taking pictures as a high schooler. As an adult, she made it her business.Posted — Updated
Gastelum, a mom of two in Durham, started taking pictures in high school. When she graduated, she worked at a photo studio and discovered she loved taking pictures of children. And when her first child came along eight years ago, as digital photography became more popular, she decided to make it her business.
Gastelum says she loves holding newborns; meeting the moms and seeing their excitement; and getting to know the people she photographs.
"I love capturing that innocence and just capturing who they really are," she said of taking pictures with kids. "They are so open. It's really fun to interact and play with them."
"We're going to capture them being themselves and natural," she said.
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