I am a citizen of the United States and Brazil - fluent in both English and Portuguese. I have an absolutely incredible boyfriend who is following his heart by making a living in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We have two very sweet rescue pups named Lincoln and Lucy who are absolute cuddle-monsters.
I am a blue belt in BJJ at McHugh Jiu Jitsu. Proving to myself that I'm capable of more than I think is one of the few things that really make me happy.
It is immensely rewarding to make people feel great about themselves through photography. I cannot tell you how many times I've thought about shutting down, only to deliver a gallery in person and see someone's whole demeanor change because they haven't thought so positively of themselves in a long time. Their eyes light up, their posture straightens, they begin to speak a little bit louder, they truly get excited, because photography helped them in truly realizing a whole new sense of worth they hadn't experienced for so long. This is why I do this.
No matter what luxuries you feel you won't be happy without, understand that loving yourself is a necessity to thrive in this world. Photography helps you appreciate who you are when it feels most hard to. Know that you are deserving of something that makes you feel invigorated and unstoppable.
Find me on Instagram @giullianafonseca and @giullianafonseca.photo to keep up with my daily adventures.
Let's make magic.