It all started when I got pregnant in 2007. I decided I didn't want to miss a single moment of my maternity and my baby's milestones. I even started blogging to document everything. It was when I bought my first digital camera and became the most annoying wife, asking my husband to photograph me all the time with that huge bump, then the most annoying mum, taking pictures of my boy ALL THE TIME. Since then my boy, Luca, has been my inspiration, my model and the reason why I decided to make photography a career. Luca is such a happy soul and a very cheeky boy, finding it really hard to take serious pictures, as you can see!
In 2009 I bought my first iPhone, a 3G one. I then had a problem: More than 200 pictures a week!!! Oh.My.God. It was so cool having such a small and good portable camera! I became even more addicted (and annoying!). I couldn't help myself to photograph and video Luca doing every single thing: drawing his first picture, crawling for the first time, clapping, dancing, playing the flute, etc, etc, etc... Annoying right? Here is the link to his blog "A Boy Called Luca" if you fancy a peak:
It is mostly written in Brazilian Portuguese as it is a blog for our family only, no other intentions at all. When I don't update it I fell stressed! Hahaha! And it has been a while since the last post!
When I moved to UK I started working in a very cool Art School (Plymouth School of Creative Arts - Plymouth) where I used to photograph the children in action, they loved and appreciated my work so much that they started to pay me for the photographies I was taking. My photos were in their catalogs and leaflets too, which made me very proud and happy! Because of this work I was being referred to other small events and photographers and started to believe I could make a living out of something I truly love doing. Once I read a something that said: "Find your passion and try to make a living out of it then it will never feel like work" - I think this will be one of my most precious advice to my children.