Hi! I’m Lara, originally born and raised in Brazil.
Back in 2006, I packed my bags to follow a dream, and came to America to experience the culture, and collect adventures while figuring out who I was and what I wanted out of life. Living in a foreign country at 22 has definitely changed my perspective on life, relationships, and being independent.
Today, I live with my husband in Chicago and he plays a big part of this business I love and cherish. He is the one who takes care of the finances, behind the scenes stuff, and tags along for shoots and weddings to assist me when I need it. He is also pretty good at making people laugh and feel comfortable, and, even though he has his own job apart from this, he is starting to shoot with me whenever he can. I am so thankful for his encouragement and all the support he gives me on this journey, and in life in general.
We’re newlyweds and very much in love, and that reflects on my love for photographing couples that are madly in love and down for a good adventure.
The best thing about working with couples is that we get to go on double dates a lot (I mean, who likes boring business meetings, am I right?), and meet + become friends with a lot of amazing couples.
We love traveling, hanging out with our fam, cooking, watching our favorite shows together. We also love singing and dancing around the house, music is a big part of our family. Whenever we gather, we’re always jamming.
I love getting to know couple’s love stories and incorporating their uniqueness into the images we create together. I am all for intimate, raw moments, capturing the movement, emotion, and authenticity of a love story.
I know it’s not an easy thing to allow someone to peak into your relationship in a vulnerable and emotional way, and that’s why I think it’s important for me to also be vulnerable and invite my couples to see me and my husband, and our relationship, and realize we’re all trying to navigate through marriage waters. Sometimes it will be goofy, other times, messy. Sometimes it will be hard, but a lot of times it will be beautiful.
And I’m here to tell that story, mess and all, so you can look back one day, feel that gratitude, and proudly show your children and grandchildren that you lived a love story that will inspire their own love story to happen one day.
Let’s tell that story! Can’t wait to hear from you!