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Personal profile: Elsa Vasquez

Name: Elsa Vasquez

Occupation: fine art/portrait photographer and owner of Pink Family Portraits


Birth date and place: Feb. 21; Mexico City

Family: husband, Ralph, 37; and daughters, Katherine, 13, and Samantha, 8

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: meeting people.

My business philosophy is: using God’s gifts for the good of our community.

If I could, I’d be a: kid again.

I’m so sick of: politics.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: St. Peter, Ruth Orkin, Paul Strand and my grandmother who recently passed away.

My hobbies are: drawing, reading and hiking.

The last book I read was: The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn.

I wish I knew how to: paint.

My worst habit is: grinding my teeth.

Nobody knows I: keep a candy dish or box everywhere I work.

The person I most admire is: my husband.

My guilty pleasure is: coffee and cake.

I drive a: Dodge SUV.

I’d like to be driving a: a 1958 Corvette Roadster.

My favorite restaurant is: Los Toreros.

I’m happiest when: when I am with my girls.

I regret: nothing yet.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Buy more cameras.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: to have a Trader Joe’s and an In-N-Out burger.

When I retire, I plan to: continue taking pictures.

Community activities: member of Visual Arts Society of Texas and Texas Visual Arts Association, ministry at St. Mark Catholic Church, invited artist at Oxide Gallery.