I haven’t been able to update the blog as often as I wished in the past few months. The end of 2016 has gone by real fast, 2017 is already in full force and I have been absent around here. I promise I’ll try to blog more often (once a month hopefully) over the next year. Truth be told, this is a good sign. I photographed a lot of families over the last months, and this year is bringing more work and some new projects that I’m really excited about.
But today is a special day, and that is why I really wanted to share this with you. Today is my birthday (I’m not going to tell how old I am because I actually stopped counting at 29) and so it happens that the story behind the session that I’m sharing today began exactly one year ago. One year ago today I received a very unexpected email from this family. They are Australian and were coming to Portugal for a family vacation in September, and wanted me to photograph them while they were here (!!)
Wow! To realize that my work is somehow reaching a family all the way from the other side of the world amazes me still! And to get that email on my birthday added a very special taste to that feeling, I must say.
So, September arrived and the session was scheduled and confirmed. I then traveled to Porto to meet and photograph these two sweet brothers, Josh and Luke, and their very nice mom and dad. The session took place in Ribeira do Porto, which I actually didn’t know that well and wow! I loved the colours, the river, the narrow streets… It was the perfect scenario for this family session.
On that day, unluckily, Josh was feeling a bit under the weather. But he behaved like a champion and ended up having fun with his little brother, and even enjoyed a delicious ice cream afterwords.
It was an enormous pleasure to meet and photograph this family that came from all the way from austrália to visit our country. Hopefully they’ll come back one day and I get a chance to photograph them again.