P & B // In Love


Hello! I´m so happy that I finally got some time to select my favorite photos from these two lovers. We had an amazing time together around Lisbon streets. Paula and Brandon are just too sweet, it was so easy to shoot them. They are a happy and super in love couple and once more they´re not afraid of showing their love. My people. I love so much shooting raw love. It makes me feel alive and believe in real love stories. Everything is possible when a couple follows their own beliefs and survive to other voices or opinions. People may tend to give opinions about your relationship especially families but you should always focus on each other and come to our own values and way. This is the only recipe that really matters. Everything around you is just noise. 
I´ll leave you with tons of love. 



Shooting for Localgrapher.

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Much love,

Friday tips #12

Hello lovelies! I hope your week had been amazing, with a lot of focus and positive thinking! Summer time is the high season of the year for us photographers but I still make sure to have time for my little projects and I have a big one launching this month, so stay tuned! I love to work with creative people from others areas ❤ Big thanks to my sweet D. that had an amazing idea and come to get all of us together!

Let´s start our tips!

Facebook Adds: Yes, this is a very important tool for people who run online businesses. Starting a facebook add is very intuitive, you learn how to do it in less than a minute. BUT, this is not enough. We must understand how it really works and the best way to invest our money. I´ve been searching for some advice on youtube and come across with two videos that I liked. They are simple and objective. They´ll guide you to do a better and profitable add. We want real buyers and not only occasional visitors. Once more, you can be yourself doing this, nothing wrong with paying to help your business grow. You can see the videos here and here.

Focusing on your niche: Well, I started my journey a few months ago. I´ve been knowing what I most love to shoot for one or two years, but I never act on social media to communicate this. I was told to share things that would sell for sure, things that are not my focus or big passion. But, I didn´t feel ok to have this kind of obligation, like I have to post a pregnancy photo, or a baptism photo...because they would sell without any doubt. And maybe they did. I have my portfolio with a family gallery and for me, this is enough (by now). I started my business shooting families and I´ve been with them for years and I still want to be because we are already connected by their stories. But, my vision changed in the last years and I have now a different Ideal client. The one I want to work now and in the future. So I started to share what I really want to do. What I most love. Am I receiving fewer emails for pregnancy or family shoots? Yes, I am. Am I scared? I´ve been, but I´m not anymore. Things take the time to change, so I just need to be patient about this transformation until I can only work with my ideal client. And you too 😊  

Roadtrip Soundtrack: To finalize and relax a little bit, if you´re going on vacation or just want to pretend to (like me 😜 ), Collective Hub has the perfect playlist for your adventure! Check it here.

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Much love,

Mixed feelings

Sometimes I got stuck on my own feelings and thoughts. In fact, I have a passion for feelings. I´m a very emotional person and I spend hours and hours thinking about life. How our future is going to be. Especially mine as a photographer. If I´m doing things in the right way. But, to be true there is no right or wrong. I also think if I´m in the right place. I love my country but I have the feeling that I should try something abroad. Live with new cultures, meet different people. I´m not only talking about traveling, I want to have a real experience of living in another country. I need that feeling of adventure. Not knowing the safe side. Do you know what I mean? 
Would I be happy?
I´m so close to my family but at the same time, I´m tired of the routine. The same places, the same culture. In need of a detox. 
Feeling lost gets me tired. Yes, I try to be positive and active but there are days that I get lost in my own procrastination. 
Do you ever feel that everything takes so much work that you immediately give up? Even preparing a beautiful spot to shoot your morning coffee? Sometimes it´s just the way it is. I don´t want to do anything at all. I have so many projects on my mind and need to get organized. Like NOW.
I perfectly know who I want to be, with who I want to work. This is not enough. I must meet my ideal client with no error. I´m still working on this. I never thought how much my words could define everything, not just my photos. 
Anyone having the same issues?
I´m not a writing person. I used to be when I was a child and had a diary. I´m coming back to this slowly. Talking about my feelings let me a little bit insecure. I´m getting used to it now. 
Makes me feel better and maybe I can help someone who´s feeling the same way.  No shame about my feelings. They are what they are.

I hope you loved today´s post! 

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Much love,

Friday Tips #11

Hello, lovelies! This month I took a break on #fridaytips because J and I really needed some time to enjoy life and his holidays! I shoot two weddings during our holidays but besides that, I also had time to go to the beach and walk around with my love. It could be completely off but this is a special year because we´re getting married and we´ll be on vacation almost the whole September! We´re doing a road trip around Italy and I´m thinking about doing some shoots there, but only a few spots available because it is our honeymoon and we must enjoy it as it is supposed! I´ll talk about this issue next week, so stay tuned 😊

Let´s start our favorite Friday morning routine ❤

Signature Style System: I talked about this course here some weeks ago and I finally did it! I must let you know that I don´t buy workshops like crazy, in five years I only invest in two online workshops. The first one was more about technical issues and this one is about your soul, being yourself and letting go all the  "inspirations" that suffocate you. At this time of my life, I didn´t feel I need more information about how to shoot, the best poses or how to edit. I already know my style. I´m not saying that I know everything, but being an artist is about what you feel happy with, and there´s no success if you´re not being yourself or trying to be someone else´s just because he or she has success.
There is no right or wrong. No perfection at all. You need to know your camera better than you think, you need to improve every day, study technical issues because they will definitely help you to do your best with your vision or style. I loved this course and I ended up so much more confident about who I am and where I want to be. And most important, who my ideal client is. Yes, get ready because you´ll have so much work to do! I used to worry about followers, especially on my Instagram account, I really got mad because they´re always changing like I gain 10 and then loose 3, BUT now I know that this isn´t the most important. I speak from my heart, I share what I most love like I´m talking to my ideal client and this freedom makes me feel much more relaxed. I still have work to do on my site and my daily routines, but I´ve learned so many things about myself with this course that I´m already grateful for my decision. Nadia won´t tell you how to shoot, how to edit or how to pose, she has the mission to let you know the true you, what you love or hate, who you want to work with, etc...The course will close tomorrow, so you still have 24 hours to 'join the revolution'. You can read more details and join it here.

What we´ve learnt so far, the biggest pieces of advice from starting Deliciously Ella: well I´m a big fan of this girl. Why? Because I think she is genuine. This is the most important after all. This was not planned to share because she only posted yesterday but the moment I came across with her words I immediately knew that I wanted to share this with you. Her story is real. If you think that the success you see now is like a fairytale this is an excellent example that before this there was a long road, with doubts, insecurities, criticism and so on. When we have a business we want to inspire people and most of the time we don´t talk about our problems, but they´re still there on a regular basis. If you have some time, read her post. You´ll feel inspired and that you´re not alone on your freelancer trip.

50 things to do about yourself: Yes I´m a lists girl! I love to write lists for everything. Shopping, working, housework, holidays and so on. I found that on Pinterest and I want to challenge you to pick four things to do until the end of July and share it with me on comments! Deal? Get it here.
My choices:
- Go for a jog or walk by the beach
- Send a handwritten letter to a friend
- Listen to an album from start to finish without doing anything else
- Donate your old books and clothes to charity

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Much love,

Your wedding Invitation // Paperless

Hello lovely! Today I´m sharing a useful way for you to make your own Save the Date and Wedding Invitation. If you want a beautiful card, with personalized details you just come to the right place!

With Paperless post you have infinite possibilities. You can personalize everything: use your photos, text (many fonts available), backdrop, card design, envelope liner, and color, stamp, and postmark, reply card option and so on. 

You may do online invitations or you can print them also. If you want online invitations you just need to buy coins, just to give you an example with $28 you buy 200 coins, that´s an affordable option to have amazing invitations without spending much money.  

After you personalized your card you have a page where you put some details of your event, including the location that automatically generates a map so your guests won´t be lost. You also have the option to leave a message, to show or hide your guest list, to include your phone number and add a gift registry. Before you send your invitation you´ll create an email list and then you can monetarize everything in this tracking page, who opened your invitation, who answered and you can also request RSVPs and schedule an event reminder. Isn´t it amazing?

Now I´m sharing some of my favorites invitations ❤ 

Let´s start with SAVE THE DATE.












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Much love,

A & H // IN LOVE


Hello lovely! It has been a long week, ending tomorrow with a beautiful wedding in Sintra. How about your week? Are you focusing on your dream? Hope so! Because I am every single day, even de bad ones.
I met this sweet couple during our trip to Algarve. They chose this amazing beach to celebrate their love and I couldn´t be happier with it!

I love to eternize the love between two love birds. I want them to be genuine, focus on each other and cuddling. These two were all of this and more. They aren´t afraid of showing their love and be themselves. Aren´t they lovely? 


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Much love,

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