Born in Dominican Republic, Jose moved to New York City in 1996. Coming from a family of fashion designers, jewelry designers, and hair stylists, Jose graduated in 2001 with a degree in Visual Communications and Graphic Design and a minor in Photography. In 2006, his caring nature pushed Jose to pursue his other passion: nursing. He became a Registered Nurse in 2009. With a specialty in MedSurg, he works as Senior Nurse/Pain Resource Nurse for a surgical unit in New York City.
Jose is also the co-owner of KaoKao, Inc. a clothing manufacturing company located in Coral Gables, Miami, and which manufactures multiple brands sold in USA, and Europe, as well as his sister's clothing brand, Bernarda Collection, for which he is the photographer. This connection to fashion through his sister, Bernarda Morales, is what has driven Jose back into the world of fashion photography. A world he loves and enjoys deeply due to his knowledge of fabrics and tailoring. He currently lives between New York City and Miami.