Hi! My name is Gustavo. I have been a Long Beach Native my entire life and I love this city. I started The Black Swan Studio 5 years ago and learned everything I know from my dad, I guess you can say that I'm a second generation photographer.  I take pride in capturing the fleeting moments, and seal them in a photograph which is a time capsule in it of itself. I never got a chance to meet my grandparents since they passed before I was born, but I got to meet them and hear their stories from my parents which is amazing. That is why I love Photography so much, a photograph is not just worth 1000 words, its worth 1000 stories. 

 

 -Gustavo R.