Obdulio Alexander Ramos (O.A.R.) loves capturing light and a variety of memorable moments in life. Alex, as he prefers to go by, lived in Santa Barbara, California for 27 years and recently moved to Lompoc with his wife Mayra. He took a short break from paradise while he pursued his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University.
Alex first picked up a camera months before his 30th birthday as he traveled up to Hearst Castle. It was during this weekend that he discovered his natural eye for beauty and his ability to be creative! For his birthday, Alex purchased a camera and began taking courses in town and learning everything he could online. Alex has been pleasantly surprised that his formal education in numbers does actually translate to photography!
His most recent accomplishments include photographing famous rap artist Snoop Dogg on his latest tour to UCSB. Group Love, Fitz and the Tantrums, Allie X and Vic Mensa are other top artist that Alex has photographed. As a UCSB employee, Alex has access to various events on campus and has had his work published in various marketing materials, banners and online resources.
Alex is a volunteer with Photographers for Non-Profits and a lifelong learner. List of clients include EOS Lounge, Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County, Nightout, We The Beat and UCSB Housing.
Mayra M. Ramos is a Salinas, CA native and lived in Santa Barbara (where she met Alex) for 13 years before moving to Lompoc. Mayra picked up photography to share a hobby with her hubby and remembered how much she enjoyed photography. Mayra started photographing at a young age with a Kodak film camera and loved being surprised at what she developed! Alex encouraged her to take a few classes and continually emailed her articles to read to improve her photography - now she has the honor of photographing professionally with her hubby!
Mayra enjoys meeting new people and loves event photography, which naturally lends itself to that. When not photographing events, Mayra enjoys going to the beach, riding her motorcycle and volunteering at the dog shelter.
We look forward to working with you and capturing your life moments to turn them in to unforgettable photographs.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments or praises!