Since she held her very first camera at 14, she knew that what would come from it would be special. Knowing that life was in the moments, she never left home without it. But when she almost lost all of her pictures to a hurricane in '05, and then the remainder to a fire in '06, Netty put her camera away considering the events a sign. After losing what she loved, she lost all interest in photography until she started doing freelance makeup for photographers in '09; a year after moving to NYC. After working on a few shoots, her interest was piqued again and her desire to be behind the lens grew to an undeniable level. After saving for her first DSLR and teaching herself lighting a year later- she found beauty in all things; more so in fashion and portraits than her previous interest in still/art/scenery/animals that she had when she was younger. It only seemed natural that she gravitated towards that spectrum of photography because she was surrounded by it her entire life. Her grandmother, a seamstress with 7 daughters. Her mother, a Dominican hairstylist. And even her sister flourished as a hairstylist/makeup artist. Netty learned not only how to facilitate beauty, but also how to show it brilliantly to the world.