As a mother/son team, it is our passion to capture your special day. With over 300 events underneath our belt, you aren’t dealing with inexperienced hobbyists who are “learning” on your event. We pride ourselves in being one of the biggest studios in El Paso. We want to capture your special day and we want to be your photographers for life! Please call us today to make an appointment to chat about your special day! 915-694-5799
We are located near downtown El Paso in the Montana Building (814 N Virginia), in a beautiful 1,900 sq. ft studio. We are members of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and accredited through the Better Business Bureau with an “A” rating.
An international published photographer/cinematographer for his work with Grammy-nominated artist(s) and fine art portraiture. His work has been published in L.A. Weekly, Revolver Magazine, Metal Hammer UK, Gibson Guitars and Schecter Guitars. Omar first became interested in photography in high school but the actual crossover into the professional world of photography surfaced with George Strait. “I was writing a review for a local paper. When I checked in, the photographer hadn’t shown up. So, I grabbed my camera and took a chance. I never got another writing assignment again!”
Omar, also a cinematographer, has a passion for capturing “in the moment” footage and has taken that to an wide audience. His first documentary, “The Making of Relapse”, was released in 2012 on Thirteenth Planet Records and has three more documentary’s released since then. He also has prints hanging in the Hard Rock Hotels (San Diego & Hollywood).
In addition, Omar has also studied with the master portraiture artist, Clay Blackmore, and continues his education towards a Masters in Photography. “I think it’s important to keep my finger on the pulse of what is going on in my industry. I want to give my clients the best…so I study with the best.”
My name is Lorenza Mena and joined Mena Video & Photography in 2007. My induction into photography happened during a short-lived stint with “empty nest” when Omar gifted me a film camera over 10 years ago, and a new passion was moved me since. I love to photograph landscapes and have made many trips touring nearby nature areas to test my growing interest and skill. My present role with Mena Video & Photography is wedding/event photographer, production, and managing the business end of running our studio.
Photography is an art that is fascinating, provocative, driving, inspiring, satisfying and at times frustrating. From the technical point of view (and what appears a simple tenet) one learns to apply shutter speed, aperture, and ISO … and then … add the lens – for the amazingly endless possibilities with the variety of exposures! From the artistic point of view, one develops the photographer’s “eye”, with help from the heart, the brain, and the emotions as guiding lenses by which one may generate the image. … I better stop now.
The business of running a business is working with people and in the best self that Omar and I muster, we love to serve others in their photography needs. Generally, I am serious and light-hearted, Omar has a good sense of humor. We endeavor to be genuine, transparent, and hard working for our clients. We also strive for quality work and products. These attitudes have brought us repeat business, for which we are grateful, and we will continue to make new customers and friends.
My fascination with wall portraits has helped me develop editing skills to create the most tender, the most creative, the loveliest, even funky and quirky, most beautiful portraits that our clients inspire. I am at your service and will continue to work and grow in this field.