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Exploring Life & Business with Emmanuel Bonilla of Manny Fresh Studio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emmanuel Bonilla.  

Hi Emmanuel, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My name is Emmanuel Bonilla I was born in Manatí, Puerto Rico. Since I was a little kid, I always had a camcorder or older camera in my hands and recorded everything I could around the house. At the age of 7 my parents moved to Cleveland Ohio where I got more into photography and videography. 

– I got into cameras because my dad worked in a camera store all his life as a camera technician. 

By 2012-2013, I started capturing pictures in abandoned buildings and bridges all over Cleveland and posting them on social media, gaining more attention. 

-On October 5, 2014, I met “Lejuan James” who was a major part of why I started to record a lot of myself. 

In 2015, I filmed my first music video for Archy El Tono Moderno’s song “Yo Falle” where I started getting recognized as (Manny Fresh Studio) Videography Skills and Edit. 

– I filmed my first wedding with an iPhone 6 and made $200.00. I bought my first Nikon d3300 camera, getting more into professional photography such as maternity and birthday sessions. 

On August 2, 2015, I filmed the Puerto Rican Parade with my iPhone and with selfie stick to capture different points of view. The video got 442,500 views, 10,300 shares, and 4,300 Likes. That was when “Manny Fresh Studio” was known for filming cars at the parade 

-A big year was 2017, where I had the chance to make a video with Olga Tañón for the La Mega concert in Cleveland. 

2018 was the year I invested $5,000 on all new camera and video equipment to make the next level of professional work. I never stop capturing all kinds of events with my camera, which is how “Manny Fresh Studio” was made. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
To be honest not always, at the beginning it was fun getting to know people getting to know how to take photos or videos but some parts of business that I wasn’t told because I never went for school for this, It was the business part of creating professional work with professional clients but what I learn is with many questions and getting to know people that does what I do made me feel more comfortable and doing what I do but nothing in life is easy or smooth just got to Practice a lot and mastered your craft. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Manny Fresh Studio?
The most important thing I can say about my business mannyfreshstudio is I like to have a fresh look what I do my work Meaning every photo or video I can capture will be different from other local photographers or videographers, 

I have no limitations when it comes down to my craft when it comes down to videography, I can do weddings I can do it Sweet16 or Quinceañeras I can do music videos professional commercials advertisements for Engagement baby showers, etc. no limits for both Photo and Video but what I specialize the most is Quinceañeras and 50% wedding. 

What set me apart from others, what I can say, to be honest, is the speed of my delivery of work meaning if I do a wedding video your wedding video will be done the next day of your wedding or the same night of your wedding same applies for photos fast delivery will be the next day or the same day that’s mainly what does set me apart from others. 

We love surprises, fun facts, and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
I can say I have OCD when it comes down to my work meaning photography or videography, I like to make sure every photo or Video format is 100% good before I show my clients, also making sure that all my clients the books me have an amazing time with me I’m super friendly easy to talk super creative outgoing open book when it comes down to my craft. 

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Manny Fresh Studio Photography

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