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Family Photos in Greenwhich Village, New York

Photographing kids takes patience—lots of it and love. At the age of 2, they are impatient. They just want to explore the world around them, to run, to touch, to experience, to feel, to be free. They don’t allow boredom. And they grow up so fast—each moment of their childhood is priceless.

Being part of these moments is priceless. That’s the most valuable gift of being a photographer. Usually my sessions with family and kids take a bit longer—around 2 hours. But I let them feel free—to be themselves. I don’t pose, I don’t aim for the perfect background, the perfect posture, the perfect smile. I aim for the moment; for capturing the essence of each one of them. The singularity of each photo, each hug, each smile, each spontaneous moment—that’s priceless.

Specially in these days, we are continuously seeking perfection—the best make up, the straight hair, the best pose to slim the face, hips, tricks to hide singularities—we are constantly loosing the chance to be ourselves. For me, the role of photography is not capturing perfection, but the moment that is perfect on their heart.

Spring time! Maternity Photoshoot in Central Park!

Yes, I absolutely love photographing in Central Park! What else I could say—it’s always a stunning background!

What I most love about my work is connecting with people, with their stories—capturing such beautiful time of their lives. Yes, I’m Brazilian, meaning I’m emotional! I guess that’s why I related to photography my hole life! As I always say, they are not just clients, they are marvellous people that Universe gifted me.

It was such a pleasure meeting this couple from Jordan, expecting their first little one! Sending lots of love to you and wishing this little pumpkin all the happiness!

Maternity Photos in Central Park

I believe every person in New York was supper excited for the Spring, but the beginning of May was rainy, cloudy and cold—completely unpredictable weather! We had to reschedule the photoshoot twice and still, I was walking to the subway station when the drizzles started! But since everything about New York is a surprise, we had a wonderful time!

No matter which season, Central Park is alway stunning and you can discover different spots each time you go! I love taking maternity photos here—it’s always like a delight walk around the park!

Gorgeous Family Photos for Mother's Day

Every single photoshoot I worked on, it’s always special. Every couple, family, baby, kid that I connected with leave a huge mark in my heart—I just love what I do so much! Every photo I clicked has a piece of my heart in it and all those amazing clients are just special people that the Universe gave me!

This session was more than special! I saw once Chloe welcoming to Gabi’s arms—this little human being, so anxious to meet her parents that she came a bit premature. Instead of taking Gabi’s maternity photos, I had to rush to the hospital and adventure on this inexplicable word of photographing births. Never saw a childbirth before in my life! I’ve explained Gabi that I didn’t have any experience with birth photography, but my heart was all on it! I was with Gabi and Sean from 10am till 11pm on that Sunday. It’s only so much words able to describe what I felt, what I experienced. It was beyond photography… it was beyond taking pictures… I was holding Gabi’s hand experiencing that miracle, that little human being coming after almost exhausting 20 hours in labor. She was just gorgeous! At that point I understood how privileged I was, how gifted. I’ll carry that day in my heart, forever!

Today, Chloe is 4 months old. The most beautiful little pumpkin I ever seen! I’m just grateful… I’ve no more words to say than that. Thank you, Universe! Just thank you!

Family Photoshoot in New York

For those who are wondering where to do a family photoshoot that is not as crowded as Central Park, the Riverside South Park is a beautiful spot in New York City!

There are some improvements coming soon, which will make the park even more charming. With gorgeous trees and a few areas to rest, it’s perfect for a walk or just to chill and watch the sunset. It’s a pretty good alternative to run away from tourists and the crowd in Central Park, especially now the sun if finally, here!

I love photographing families, babies and catch this special moment—they just grow up too fast!!! After a raining week and several days of cloudy afternoons, we’re pretty lucky to get this “summery” shots! What a beautiful Wednesday!

Live proposal in Dumbo, Brooklyn: She said Yes!

Oh, my heart! And she said YES! There’s only so much words to describe how thrilled I was to be part of this moment. What a Monday!

I got super excited when Guilherme contacted me about his idea to propose Luiza and do a mini photoshoot in Dumbo! The weather hasn’t been great since April—lots of unexpected rain and cloudy days—so we got apprehensive that the rain would wash out the big surprise! On my way to Dumbo I was caught in the middle of some drizzle, but as soon as we started the session, a gorgeous light came around and we got some beautiful shots—just in time for the big question to pop up!

As you probably realised at this point, I absolutely love photographing in Dumbo and capturing such a special moment is priceless! I’m just so happy for them! A huge cheer to LOVE!

Live proposal in Dumbo, Brooklyn: She said Yes! @DaniellePhotographySa

Live proposal in Dumbo, Brooklyn: She said Yes! @DaniellePhotographySa

Maternity Photoshoot in Dumbo, Brooklyn

At this point you probably have realised that I love photographing in Brooklyn, specially around Dumbo area. On a sunny day, the gold colour around sunset time gives the photos such a romantic and soft feel.

The weather in NY changes so quickly that I rather wait till last minute before canceling a photoshoot. The day I met with Camila and Julien, had been raining for entire morning and when I was almost losing hope, we had such a beautiful afternoon with a golden sun at the background! <3 Perfect scenario for a maternity photoshoot by the Brooklyn Bridge and Jane’s Carousel!

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Maternity Photoshoot in Dumbo, Brooklyn by @DaniellePhotographySa

Maternity Photoshoot in Dumbo, Brooklyn by @DaniellePhotographySa

Juliana in Williamsburg

One of the most gratifying part of my work is to get to know such interesting people and exchange experiences, culture, thoughts and see that we have so much to learn yet, no matter the age. This young girl is half Brazilian, half Chinese and is studying Global Development in Canada. When I asked her if she thinks about going back to Brazil one day, she says that there's so much she wants to study and learn and experience that she won't have time to belong to only one place in life. Just go, girl! You have the entire world to conquer! 

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A day at Coney Island

Coney Island is a symbol of American popular culture and an escaping place from the summer heat in New York City, although the beaches are currently not a natural feature - sand has been redeposited on the beaches via beach nourishment since 1922-1923.

Coney Island started to become a resort area after 1829 and Between about 1880 and World War II, it was the largest amusement area in the United States with three major amusement parks: Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park. Since the 1920s, all property north of the boardwalk and south of Surf Avenue was zoned for amusement and recreational use only. Luna Park closed in 1946 after a series of fires and the street gang problems of the 1950s spilled into Coney Island and the local economy was particularly damaged by the 1964 closing of Steeplechase Park.

After some revitalization, the reopening of the Luna Park on middle of 2010 and the first new roller coasters to be built at Coney Island in eighty years were opened as part of efforts to reverse the decline of the amusement area. Coney Island has been featured in many films, television shows, cartoons, theatrical plays and it hosts many events including the famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and the  Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

It’s indeed a pretty interesting place and a must visit place. Just remember, the parks and rides are closed during winter. 

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