Tara Jaye Theilen, USA
I had the luck and likely the "Yoda-like" foresight of Huy to be placed into Sergio's group at Foundation Workshop in 2015. At that time, I only knew Sergio as a bold and very good photographer. What I soon learned was that for how great of a photographer he is, he is an even better teacher and the best kind of human being. He is firm and passionate in his constructive critiques, really treating each of his students as individuals. He teaches with his whole heart. He taught me to see my images differently and with a more sophisticated eye but more importantly, he taught me to look at my images and my subjects through my heart. Sergio was the final glue to my journey of discovering what I loved about photography and how to make images that reflected that love. Most importantly, images that my clients love-images that feel. It has been almost 3 years since my Foundation experience with Sergio and I continue to digest all that I learned. I hear his voice in my head and heart at almost every wedding, guiding me to see differently. Thank you my friend, I am forever a better person for having had you as my mentor and to now call you my friend."