Friday tips #9

Hello, friends! How about your week? Mine was full of adventures and work. I´m traveling to Algarve for the next couple of days to shoot and relax a little bit.

So, let´s check today´s tips. Grab your cup of tea first!

Being Perfect: All of us have that little desire of being perfect in what we do. Yes, I´ve been there too for a long time. Most of the times when I looked at my work I was searching for some flaws and then I spent hours choosing a photo to share on my social media. Well, this way of thinking didn´t match at all with what I truly believe about being a photographer. For me, being a photographer is to eternize emotions, let people be who they really are. There´s no way to rate an emotion like perfection. Right? I work with real people in their real lives. I´m not talking about technical issues because we´re always improving our techniques and workflow, I´m talking about our purpose in being who we are in our dream job. I wanted to share this amazing video by Nadia Meli, where she talks about this desire of being perfect.

Antler graphics: I love these graphics! And best of it, they´re free to download! You can use them in your work to make something different, announcements...Just go with the flow and do your best. You can download them here.

Being a freelancer in your family perspective: Well, I could spend hours and hours talking about this. I´ve been a freelancer for half a year and I still struggle with family perspective. I don´t know if it's because they think that I should be a pharmacist forever and a photographer isn´t a real job, but I really don´t care. It broke my heart in the beginning but I learned how to survive, in fact, I became stronger than ever. It is my life, my dream and I must at least give it a try or I will regret my attitude forever. Nowadays, I smile every time they ask how I can survive, what I think about my future or when I get old. Again: I really don´t care. I live in the present, I´m independent, I pay my bills and most of all I´m much happier now with my life. I believe that one day my family will understand my choice and be happy for me. My parents were the first ones to support me and I know it wasn´t that easy but they understand that the most important thing is my happiness and they also know that I always assume my choices and their consequences. SO, DON`T BE AFRAID. If you feel that your moment arrived, go for it! Once more, it is your life, not theirs.

8 Excuses you keep putting in between you and your dreams: yes they really are excuses. You must read this excellent post from the Collective Hub. Read it here. After you read it, get up and do something new for your business. One single step is all it takes to make way for your dreams.


I hope you loved today´s post! 

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Much love,



Indoor // Portrait Shoot

 Hey lovelies! I´m back this week with a new project! I´ve been curious about shooting indoors in a relax & home sweet home mood. Is this description confusing? I mean, I want you to be truly you in your comfort space, the place we call and feel like home. Our home should a be the place we most love. We also like to travel and go somewhere else even to have a coffee or breath of fresh air but there is no place like home, where we have our things, where our couch knows our body, where we can have our favorite tea and be barefoot. Isn´t it amazing? I want to shoot you exactly like this. I don´t want the perfect outfit or lipstick I want you to relax and enjoy your place. We can make coffee, grab your favorite book or journal and listen to your music. Go with the flow. As simple as that.

 I also don´t expect you to have the perfect beach home. I have a small house with one bedroom in the middle of nowhere (almost!) but I love it anyway.


Let´s make it happen? I would love! Email me at info@silvia-ferreira.com

Sei que hoje escrevi apenas em inglês, é mais fácil escrever apenas num idioma, no entanto, sem vergonhas, quem achar que faz falta escrever também em português é só dizer-me aqui nos comentários ou por email, como preferirem 💕 

I hope you loved today´s post! 

Amazing things going on in my instagram! Go and check it out!

Much love,

Friday tips #8

Bom dia ❤ Sexta-feira de #fridaytips são as minhas preferidas! Espero que gostes das sugestões desta semana, vamos a isto?

Good morning lovelies! I love Fridays with #fridaytips, they´re my favorite! I hope you love today´s tips! Let´s start it!

Parcerias: Este é um assunto que considero importante para discussão, sobretudo por já o ter experenciado e ter a minha opinião delineada sobre o mesmo. Haverão muitas pessoas a propor-te parcerias, surgirão algumas que te vão deixar quase fula e com vontade de gritar com quem está do outro lado, mas há que ser paciente e responder sempre e com educação. Nunca deixei de responder a ninguém, mesmo que ache a proposta sem qualquer tipo de nexo e que seja um não sem pestanejar. Não é porque começaste agora que tens de aceitar trabalhar de borla para "teres visibilidade". Estas propostas de visibilidade são traiçoeiras, precisas pensar e analizar caso a caso antes de te iludures e achares que te vai trazer imensos clientes. O que falo aqui é como eu faço e baseado na minha experiência, não sou nenhuma pro neste assunto. 
Considero que antes de tudo mais analises se o tipo de clientes/seguidores da pessoa que te faz a proposta são os teus clientes target, ou pelo menos num percentagem considerável, se exsite ali de facto uma boa oportunidade para teres novos clientes. Segundo, é importante que a pessoa em questão tenha de facto alguma influência nas redes sociais: mas atenção o número de seguidores não é tudo, o que não faltam por aí são páginas com 10 000 seguidores e com 20 likes nas fotografias, o que se reflecte num engagement duvidoso. Bem sei das políticas do insta e facebook mas há como manter uma interação mínima com os seguidores. Também se vendem pacotes de seguidores e likes o que por vezes também me faz desconfiar de certas contas. Não tenho nada contra quem compra seguidores ou likes, cada um gere o negócio como acha melhor, para mim isso nunca funcionaria. Concordo em fazer publicidade com um target definido, é algo mais real e com sentido para mim. Por fim deves estar confortável e feliz com a possível parceria, é importante que gostes do trabalho da outra pessoa e muito importante: ficar tudo acordado por escrito.

Partnerships: This is an issue that I find very important to discuss with you because I already experienced it. Many people will email you about a partnership, and there will be times that you´ll get really upset and probably you´ll shout out to your computer. Breath! Relax! You don´t have to say yes, you have to calm down, analyze the situation and answer politely. I always give an answer, even when I find it ridiculous and immediately know that is a big no. Don´t think that because you´re just starting you need yo say yes to everyone that is on the market longer than you. Absolutely no! They will talk to you about a super great exposure, but don´t let yourself believe in this without doing your homework first! I´ll talk about my own experience and the way I do things, I´m not a pro on this issue. So, at first, you must investigate if their followers/clients are your target client if those people will probably be interested in buying your product because let be honest this is important for you as you´ll spend time working on your partnership. Second, followers aren´t everything. At least, you have to see engagement between the number of followers, likes and comments. I know about instagram and facebook policies but there is a minimum required. There are a lot of pages with 10 000 followers and 20 likes in a picture, let´s say this is a little doubtful. I have nothing against people who buy followers because each one of us run our business as we want to. For me it doesn't work like this, I prefer target advertising, you have the chance to reach people who match your perfect client. It is more real and makes sense for me. Last but not least you should love the other person´s work, be truly happy about working with him/her and have a written contract.

Project Planner: óptimo para gerires os teus projectos. É um caderno só para projectos, organizas as tarefas, os prazos e tudo o que achares importante. Super prático e com um design lindo! É da Pop the Bubble, podes ver aqui.

This is the best tool for your projects! You can organize your tasks, deadlines and everything you find important for your project. I love it and I find it very practical. I also LOVE the design, super inspiring! You can find it on Pop the Bubble online store, here.

Motivational quotes cards: E porque nem tudo são assuntos sérios, bora animar os nossos escritórios? E deixar recados com kilos de motivação para nós mesmas! Podes fazer download aqui.

Ok, we don´t have to talk about serious issues all the time right? Let´s add some inspiration to our workspace with lovely motivational cards. Download them here and print!

33 ways to stay creative: mantermo-nos criativas já sabemos que não é fácil, por isso, tenho a certeza que algumas destas dicas te podem ajudar. Não tens de usar todas, se escolheres umas 4 para colocares em prática já é óptimo! Podes ver aqui.

I know it is not easy to stay creative all the time, that´s why I want to share these tips with you, I´m sure some will help you. You don´t have to use them all if you pick four it will already be amazing. You can check them here

Espero que tenhas gostado 💕  

I hope you loved today´s post! 

Amazing things going on in my instagram! Go and check it out!

Much love,


The winners

Parabéns Margarida e Diana 😍

Obrigada a todas pelas vossas participações, fico super feliz que queiram ter as minhas fotografias nas vossas casas!

Peço às vencedoras que me enviem um email para info@silvia-ferreira.com com o tipo de pack que vãro querer, o link das respectivas fotografias e as vossas moradas. Tudo explicadinho no post do giveaway.

Volto na sexta-feira com o #fridaytips!

Amazing things going on in my instagram! Go and check it out!

Much love,

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