Photographing the world around me has been an innate part of who I am for so long that I couldn’t even tell you when I started. I am a photographer as much as I am a daughter, a sister, a dog mom, a partner and a friend.
I was born into a Portuguese-American family on the east coast and was lucky enough to spend most of my childhood summers visiting my family in Portugal. I would spend hours and hours going through my vovo's (grandmother's) old family albums. Carefully spreading out the analog photos of years past across her dining room table. Asking her to re-tell the same old stories from before my time in hopes of absorbing every detail.
But, it wasn't until I experienced the sudden loss of my father at twenty years old that I learned just how fleeting and fragile life is. It's a painful truth that one day we wake up and the most important people in our lives, are gone. What's left behind are the memories, their legacy and their stories. It's the photos that keep them close, saudade is the love that remains.
I'm inspired by my couples and clients, by the unique and beautiful connection they have. By their stories, resilience, and perseverance. I'm inspired by love always winning in the end.
I'm inspired by those who live unapologetically themselves. Who love out loud and live outside the box. Their individuality and their strong sense of self.
I'm inspired by rule breakers who don't adhere to traditions, and risk takers with a sense of wonder and thirst for adventure.
I'm inspired by artists who make things with their hands and create something out of nothing. Those who can make a three course meal out of left overs in the fridge. Those who look at a blank canvas and can envision a master piece. Those who make art on skin and those who put ink to paper.
I'm inspired by those who are soft spoken and sweet. Those who feel deeply and love softly. Those who who would trade going out for staying in. Those who read more books than they watch t.v. and end a long day with a cup of tea.
connection & communication is key
Clients come first always.
Connecting with my clients is an integral part of my process. I want to get to know them as much as possible before shooting their wedding. I always send a get to know me questionnaire so I get an inside look at their personalities, their vibe and what they are envisioning for their wedding or session.
I'm an open book and always down to give input on whatever they need from me. We swap pintrest boards, we follow each other on social media (if they want!) and I always get back to emails within 24 hours or less.
After getting to know my clients I'm able to approach their session with a vision or vibe in mind. While I focus on in-between moments I am a hands on photographer when it comes to direction, I'll always put you in the best light and give you prompts that create genuine moments. This may be hard to imagine, but I promise its fun. Most of my clients say they're awkward in front of the camera and they end up being absolute pros.
I handle everything in house form start to finish, I'm a one woman show. My editing style is nostalgic, cinematic and rich. I want your photos to feel timeless and emotive and the editing process is a major part in achieving that.
I am so happy we went with Andreia! She was very responsive, gave me so many recommendations to choose from for our location (super helpful since we had never been), and was SO friendly. I felt as though we were just hanging out with a friend. She gave us so many amazing images, and captured exactly what I envisioned.
Not only are her photos a work of art but she genuinely cared about our experience and helped to make the day go so smoothly. From start to finish I always felt like she had our best interest at heart and took the time to get to know us so she understood what we were looking for.
Andreia’s authentic style of photography is an extension of her personality. She is warm, hilarious, kind, and open-minded. Her presence alone put everyone at ease and she played a huge part in creating a seamless day for us!
Andreia was such a joy to work with. My husband and I are not comfortable in front of a camera at all, and I didn’t want staged looking, cheesy photos. I gave her some reference pictures and told her my vision of “secret pictures at a dinner party”. I wanted them to have an elevated, intimate look. I could not be happier with how they turned out. They were everything I had hoped. On top of that, Andreia is SO fun. We shot some pictures for an engagement shoot to get comfortable in front of the camera and I could not recommend doing that enough. Getting to know Andreia and how warm and comfortable she made us both feel made it that much easier to relax on our wedding day. She felt like having a friend around. PLEASE work with her, you will not regret it!!!
Andreia is extremely talented and was able to capture our wedding beautifully. She works with light and color in such a way that makes each photo absolutely gorgeous. Andreia is so personable and makes you feel at ease. We are so happy with her work capturing our big day!
Having Dre photograph our wedding was 1000% the best decision!! When you choose a photographer, you're sharing your entire day, your family, your most intimate moments together with them. Dre is the PERFECT person to have by your side because it is like hanging out with your amazingly talented friend all day. Not only is she super fun, warm and made all our friends and family comfortable - she's extremely professional and her beautiful photos really speak for themselves.
We hired her based on the quality of her photography alone but after working with her I now understand that her brilliance as a photographer isn't just her technical skill, but also how personable she is. I really don't like being photographed but she found ways to make me feel really comfortable by being incredibly warm and fun to work with. She gets great photographs not just because she has real technical skill with a camera but also because of who she is behind the camera.