WHO WE ARE
EDUARDO VEGA COLON
CO-OWNER + PHOTOGRAPHER
Eduardo began taking pictures in 1986, when prompted by his friends, who were artist in New York City to use his Nikon FM2 to document the creative process behind their creating street art. Later on he enlisted in the military and functioned as a war photographer during his deployment for the Persian Gulf War. Afterwards, he began a corporate career which ended after 9/11. He returned to photography in 2010 and in 2012 he opened a studio in Brooklyn. After relocating to Houston in 2015 he relaunched his studio with Vivian Fonseca in 2017 and together the own Vida by Vivian Photography.
CO-OWNER + BOUDOIR DIRECTOR
Vivian and Eduardo were best of friends as kids and lost touch after he enlisted in the military and she moved from New York City to Houston in the early 1990s. She married and had children and her life was good until tragedy struck and her husband passed away in the late 2000s. After reuniting with Eduardo and expressing a desire for adventure and become more involved in his work, they created Vida by Vivian Photography.
the reasons why...
My name is Vivian Fonseca and I am a woman who had moved to Texas in 1990 for love. I had married a wonderful man and raised a family until tragedy resulted in his loss. I had to keep it together, for my daughters. I had to do it, alone. It was hard but I discovered something of myself I never knew existed; an inner strength that I know makes me beautiful.
I am now in a position, through the photography studio I own with Eduardo Vega Colon, my best friend from childhood, to show other women they possess something they should cherish and celebrate.
They have themselves!
Eduardo has been taking pictures for as long as I have known him. Photography was what helped him recover from the aftermath of 9/11.
He has photographed women, like me, who had survived challenges and wanted for themselves pictures of how their inner strength came through in their beauty; proof for themselves of just how bad ass they were.
In 2015, Eduardo moved to Texas to be with me and I asked that I take charge of this facet of his photography studio. He understood that I also needed an outlet that would allow for me to create a new sense of self. Now, instead of thinking of myself as a widow and survivor I am the boudoir director for our studio.
We continue our work of creating beautiful images and empowering women and have extended our vision to anyone seeking out what is truly most beautiful of themselves.