My biggest wish during my work is for the client to have a great experience. I strive to deliver an unforgettable moment that can be kept forever—both in pictures and in memory. I work closely with each client to ensure their experience is fantastic, and exceeds their expectations.
Originally from Brazil, I come from a family of creative minds and beautiful souls. My father and grandfather are renowned photographers and architects; and my mother an avid art collector. As a child I would spend hours looking at their work, dreaming of being a photographer. When I was 15 years old my mother handed down my father’s cameras to me. With his Polaroid and 35mm Leicas, I was able to learn the fundamentals of photography and focus on acquiring technical knowledge before I took on the digital world. Even though most of my equipment today is digital, I still like to shoot 35mm and develop my own film.
In 2002, I moved to San Diego to pursue my dream of being a professional photographer. Along with my vintage cameras, I brought a deep desire to create something different. After I started college, I developed a passion for sports and water photography. From spending hours practicing in the water to attending countless workshops at the renowned Brooks Institute, I worked diligently to gain knowledge and experience. Cultivating my own unique approach to surf photography, I found success in my passion; seeing my work published in some of the most iconic surf magazines in the world.
While working in the photo department at a surf magazine, I stumbled into an opportunity to shoot wedding photography in San Diego. One of the people I worked with at the magazine was a wedding photographer, and he needed an assistant. I wanted to learn something new so I gave it a shot, and it was amazing! Photographing weddings felt so fluid and natural, and I enjoyed it so immensely, that I quickly started shooting them more and more. Working with seasoned industry professionals, I eagerly absorbed everything I could about becoming a Wedding photographer. I have been mastering the fundamentals, experimenting with techniques and refining my style since 2006