Ginger Unzueta Unraveled: An Interview.

Ginger Unzueta is a mother of four who believes there is beauty to be found every day. She strives to find joy in the mundane and messy days of motherhood. She is passionate about connecting with other mothers on this journey and hopes that living in grace and gratitude will help her share her expressions of motherhood. The images she captures of her children proves that she sees the world a little more magically than the rest of us. Her ability to make ordinary moments look extraordinary is baffling and beautiful all at once. Her eye is impeccable and her love is radiant and we think she is the coolest. 

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And here she is, unraveled...

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What inspires your art? As a mother of four, our children are my greatest inspiration as I strive to capture the stories of our daily life together. The mundane, the everyday. This is where life happens and this is what I am inspired to document. I am challenged to find beauty and seek light in these fleeting moments. 

I am also inspired by water and light. There is something so beautiful when immersed in the water and light. Growing up in Florida,water activities were a huge part of my childhood. I have fond memories of Summer's spent at the Gulf and many days spent swimming in the pool or local lakes.  Hours were spent playing in the hose, sprinkler, or anything with water flowing from it.  We are now raising our own children in Florida who are experiencing these same fleeting moments of childhood. 

What do you shoot with? Camera body and favorite lens? Nikon d750 and a Sigma Art 35 1.4

What other ways do you express your creativity? I love to write and have a passion for connecting with other mothers. 

How do you de-stress at the end of the day? My favorite way to end the day is down by the lake with our four children. There is something so peaceful to me in watching them play in the water as the sun sets for the day. 

Taking a long bath is also a must. 
 

What is your favorite book? A million little ways by Emily Freeman

How do you handle self-doubt or creative slumps? I think the best way to handle both of these situations is to take time and push through these feelings. To get outside. To pick up your camera. To stop looking at other artists work and to create.  While other artists can inspire us during a creative slump, I think you can find inspiration from music, light, looking in magazines, reading a book, and other outlets.  Ultimately, I think so much comes back to our why. Reflect on what YOUR why is. Why do you pick up your camera?  Get back to the basics of that and create simply because you want to.  As Elizabeth Gilbert says, “ Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” 

What has been the most difficult part of your creative journey? Finding balance has been the hardest part of this journey.   I love connection and community. I am so passionate about teaching and sharing the gifts God has given me with other mothers and artists; yet, I feel like my most important task right now is raising and teaching our children. For me, it is very hard to do both well. I want to give my children my best and for now that means I have to be very careful of how I use my time.  I have such a realization of how fleeting this season of life is and I never want to look back and have regrets.   

Sarah Driscoll