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Hi! I'm Luisa!
Err... actually, I am Ana Luisa, but I chose to use my second name for my brand as an homage to my grandma Lu. You can call me either, I'll respond to both!
I am a Portuguese born gal, from one of the coolest and most diverse neighborhoods in Lisbon (Martim Moniz), and I currently live in the vibrant city of London, UK.
Our home is a crazy beautiful mess, where I live with my hippie husband Miguel, friends Rita and Daniel, our two ginger cats Rissol and Xamu and a lovely white lady bunny called Lillo.
You can find me wherever there is something Harry Potter related (go team Ravenclaw!), re-watching GOT (team Aria!), RuPaul's DragRace (go Thorgy!) or The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (yay for Titus Andromedon!). You can also challenge me for a game of Settlers of Catan (have in mind I am really good at it), invite me for all the tea in the world or stop by to see me disturbing my flatmates with my home piano lessons.
But above all, my really favorite thing in the world is LOVE! The fact is that love is something you can't normally touch. You feel it in the air, in your stomach, you find it in the face of your fav person, you see it between a kiss or a hug, or a teary glance... but in my life I always aspired to be able to hold love in my hands, to capture it in its most genuine form, that fraction of a second where life doesn't repeat itself again. And then, I wanted to share it too. So after journalism school, and while at New York Film Academy, I found out that Directing Photography actually was my calling. I discovered I could "trap" love in a good way.
This was my "AHA!" moment, when I saw the most pure face of love, when I felt so happy that I had documented something that otherwise would evaporate in time, that my heart started beating so fast I thought I was having a heart atack.
This adictive feeling consumed me. I needed more. So where could I find loads of it? Yep, you know it! I became a wedding photographer!
It's been 6 years since I finnished school and have been living this incredible life of love, and it trully is a blessing to do what you cherish the most, and in one of the greatest cities in Europe.
The only thing that tops that? The fact that being in London alows me to easily capture love anywhere else in the world. Don't believe it? Ask any of my couples, from Portugal to Spain, France, Germany, USA, and beyond.
You now know loads about me... so what about you?
Do you cherish Love like I do? Do you like my approach of genuinely documenting weddings, with a hint of cinema, magic and drama?