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About Amanda

Welcome to my website! I am an award-winner maternity, newborn, baby and family photographer in Calgary, AB.

I run a full-time photography business along with my husband. We’ve been together for 17 years and we have two wonderful children, who are the loves of our lives. Photographing babies is my passion for many years, but after having a child, I started to love my job even more. As a mom, I fully understand what those precious memories of our little ones mean and how important is to have them.

I am originally from Brazil but since 2015 Canada is my home.

One of my favourite things about being a photographer is to see that my art brings joy to people’s life. My photos are not only about the perfect focus, best angle and bright lighting, it’s all about the moment, connection and LOVE! My goal is to create beautiful memories for families to enjoy for many years and generations to come.

When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family playing outside, but I don’t mind a cozy day at home watching Netflix.

 

STUDIO MANAGER

About Ricardo

Hi, I’m Ricardo, the studio manager! I am Amanda’s husband, dad of two beautiful kids, marketing manager, website designer, bookkeeper, photo session assistant, head of janitorial and everything in between.

My first step towards helping Amanda build her business was buying her first DSRL camera way back in 2009 when she wasn’t even thinking of becoming a photographer. Since the beginning and after every achievement of hers, I am and continue to be her number one fan. I always believed in her skills and now after so many years in business – after photographing 1000 babies and counting – she has many clients to reassure herself of that.

I graduated in Economics from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and I’m a big fan of numbers. I work on pretty much everything that keeps the business running and leave Amanda free to do what she loves the most!

 

A little bit about my journey

My journey as a photographer started over 10 years ago. I’m so proud of every step I took and thankful to all the clients that trusted me to share their memories with me!

2011.

GRADUATED IN PHOTOGRAPHY AT USF

I studied photography at the University of South Florida (USA) in 2010/2011 and I first started working as a wedding photographer.

2013.

SPECIALIZED IN NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

Since early 2013, newborn photography is my specialty and I also enjoy capturing expecting moms-to-be, babies and families. I’m always learning and improving my skills through photography workshops and in-person and online classes. I had the opportunity to meet and learn in person with some of my favourite newborn photographers around the world: Caralee Case, Jennifer Nace, Luisa Dunn and Stephanie Robin.

2015.

SPEAKER AT TWO PHOTOGRAPHY EVENTS IN BRAZIL

In 2015, I had the honour to speak at two of the most important events about newborn photography in Brazil, “O2 Desafio Newborn” and “Newborn Secrets”.

2016.

RESTARTED MY BUSINESS IN VANCOUVER BC

By the end of 2015, my husband and I moved to Canada, and I opened my first photography studio in Vancouver BC the year after.

2018.

SPEAKER AT LUME

In 2018, I also spoke at the largest photography conference in Latin America, LUME, for about 600 photographers. It was definitely an incredible experience!

2022.

MOVED TO CALGARY AB

After six successful years working in Vancouver, my family and I decided to move to Calgary. In 2022 I’m starting fresh, with a new branding, new website, and a photography studio in one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Calgary, Beltline.

AWARDS

In the Media

My work was featured on TV, in magazines and 2 of my images won the Baby Photo Awards international contest in 2018. I made it to the top 100 featured artists by NAPCP in 2018 and 2019. I was also rated as the best 3 newborn photographers in Richmond from 2017 to 2022 by Three Best Rated. In 2021, 3 of my images won the AFNS Award.

Newborn photography is my pride and joy. I feel so lucky to get to do what I love and I feel honoured to capture these once-in-a-lifetime memories for wonderful families.

If you like what you see in my portfolio, you are going to love your photos! I can’t wait to meet your family and create unique memories for you!

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