Photography has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. I was always the friend asking everybody to gather around to take pictures. My mom used to tell me that I loved (and was quick to jump in front of) a camera, any camera! 

I was born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil, and lived there my whole life. But just a few months after I got married my world turned upside-down: my husband's job sent him to Washington, D.C.; I had to quit my job and leave my family and friends back home. On the other hand, I was very happy to have the chance to live in a different country, meet new people, and saw it as an opportunity to improve my talent and follow my dream. I'm so glad I did it! I love registering every single happy moment of people's lives!

I hope that my pictures put a smile on your face as it does on mine!

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