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Life & Work with AJ Gonzalez of Downtown Orlando

Hi AJ, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I’m from Venezuela and I came to this blessed country in 1994. I worked in my country as a Computer Technician. But since I arrived in the USA, I worked as a dishwasher, housekeeping, construction, etc. But I used this opportunity to learn English on the street and communicate with the Americans. I work really hard, most of the time two full times. Always I saw these opportunities as steps I suppose to walk up. I meet my future husband and raised two kids together. We open a Tourist Business in Orlando, where we worked 70 hours every day. Then the business was slow, so I took the opportunity to learn Photography when my husband when to a Cosmetologist School. Later We fusion the two businesses and created AJ Photography. We were successful, Then our clients demanded more services from us. We grow and the company become AJ Production Events LLC, “The Full Production Company.” We create events like Wedding, Quinces, Sweet 16th, Corporate, etc.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road was not smooth at all. We worked really hard. I believe the hard struggle was to learn English, but I took the opportunity of working in different jobs.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a professional Photographer, Makeup Artist and Show Producer. Specialized in Wedding, Quinces, Sweet 16th, Corporate, Fashion Shows, other Shows, Etc. Proud of being the founder of DYB Foundation and President of Discover Your Beauty” The Fashion Show,” both dedicated to help all Cancer Survivors.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
I learned that working hard is the only way to be successful.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 2621 East South Street. Orlando, FL 32803
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  • Instagram: Ajproductionevents

Image Credits
AJ Production Events LLC

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