Although Mexico will always hold a special place as Rafael’s cultural roots and birthplace, Hawaii is now his true home. Rafael discovered a passion for capturing moments in 2009 after taking a Photography course at Kauai Community College. What began as casual elective, soon became one of his greatest passions. Over the next few years his camera became a permanent fixture around his neck as he worked on perfecting his craft and turning the act of capturing moments into a profession.

Videography was a natural evolution from photography for Rafael. As a young boy he always had an interest in films and story telling, but growing up in the rough streets of Cancún, any possibility of working in such field seemed like only a far away dream. Thus, he is very grateful of where he is today. Rafael loves surfing and hiking and finds the natural beauty of the islands infinitely inspiring.