Salvador Farfán

Salvador was born in Mexico City to elementary school teachers.  At the age of 11, he came to the US on a student visa to stay with his aunt for one year to learn English.  After several visa renewals he became a permanent resident and in 2008 became a US citizen.

During his high school years a friend’s father introduced him to photography and gave him his first camera.  Salvador honed his skills and help put himself through college working as a photographer.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University.  Of course his extracurricular activity of choice was photographing for the university paper.  As an upper classman, he was promoted to Photo Editor and ushered the newspaper into the digital realm.

Upon graduation he moved to Wisconsin to work as an engineer for an international manufacturing company.  He became the technical liaison between company headquarters and manufacturing plants in Mexico and the eastern United States.  It was a dream job of sorts, but he gave it all up for love.

Marriage moved him to Massachusetts and six months later, a job opportunity for his wife moved them both to Long Beach.  By this time, Salvador yearned to start his own business and combine his love of photography with the life skills he had acquired in the corporate world.

Long Beach has been home ever since and Caught in the Moment was born in the year 2000.  Salvador embraces the variety of opportunities his business affords, quite literally in a week’s span he photographed a hotel heiress (not as a paparazzo) and a Nobel Laureate.  From intimate family portraits and executive headshots, to lavish weddings and corporate parties, he loves being the one who will preserve the memories for his clients.  His studio is located on Second Street in beautiful Naples.

Salvador and his wife Lana have two children.  Benjamin will turn seven in July and Sofia will be five in May.  All enjoy travel, quite literally "tending their garden" at the LB Community Garden,  reading and bicycling through Long Beach’s many paths and parks.  Salvador is active in many local organizations and has served on the board of several including the Rotary Club of Long Beach, Long Beach Day Nursery, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the Committee of 300, the Belmont Shore Business Association, the Small Business Network of Greater Long Beach and the NC State alumni club in Los Angeles County.