“I’m frequently asked, “How do you create such stunning images?” My answer: “It is easy when you are on your right path, doing what you are meant to be doing, and loving what you do.” Photography wasn’t the first career choice for me, only because life’s circumstances at that time. I was born in Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. My passion for photography began at the early age of fourteen when I was introduced to photography through a seven day workshop hosted by Kodak; I continued to learn and enhance my skills through personal travels, family events, and practice. I graduated from Liceu de Petropolis (Brazil), in 1987 with a degree in Accounting. I worked for 12 years as an executive assistant for a Brazilian retail company. In 2000, I moved to Orlando, FL to continue my education and learn about the United States. My passion never faded despite all those years and I continued using perspective to capture life through my lens. I would take every opportunity to practice until I began to dream of a life as a full time professional photographer. In March, 2010 I officially launched my business, Lis Photography. As any other professional, I continue to enhance my skills through education everyday, which has allowed me to use graphic design to enhance my business services. Lis Photography continued to blossom over the last few years and I look forward to growing and sharing my photos with the world.I personally post-process & artistically retouch all my photographs. Take a look at my Portfolio, get inspired and contact me to book your portrait session / wedding!
I look forward to the opportunity of capturing the best memories of your life.
Words aren’t enough,let me tell your story through my lenses.
Can’t wait to hear from you! Lis”
Interview featured on High In Style Magazine
“Is Photography important to you?
How valuable are your memories?
If art is not important to you,
I’m certainly not your photographer”.
Describe the most common types of photography your provide?
Makeover / Glam sessions (love!)
High School Students
Now getting really busy with weddings
What important information should clients have thought through before seeking you out?
Is photography important to you?
How valuable are your memories?
I am a professional artist. If art is not important to you, I’m probably not your photographer.
What are you currently working on improving?
Getting a studio & upgrading my gear. I’m also very interested in learning video-making 😉
Why does your work stand out from other photographers?
I surprise my clients with exceptional images. My photojournalistic approach combined with experience & personal style is part of what I offer. All images go through post-processing, and are color corrected, retouched, and white balance corrected. I personally edit all images. I believe post-processing is part of the art, and have to be done by the photographer, and not by a third party.
My work is unique.
What do you like most about your job?
Capturing emotions, and translating them through my lenses onto a piece of art that will last forever.
How do you feel about the cheap photographers out there? Do you think they are a threat to your business?
Absolutely not! My clients don’t shop for price. They value art & experience. Most important, they value their memories. I also think there is no such a thing as “Cheap Photographers”. Photographers charge accordingly with the value of their product/service/experience, and demand. The client chooses what fits better in their expectations. My advice is to always remember: no money can pay for regrets. How valuable are your memories?
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What is your answer?
Q – Do you have a CD/digital package only?
A – NO.
Why? It’s easy to think that if a photographer sells “only” a CD with images, it should be more “affordable”. Some people think that way because they don’t realize all the work there is behind the clicks, and they don’t even imagine all the expenses that come with this business. I try to educate my clients by giving them hints of why a professional (with all sense of the word) photographers can’t do business for less than $300 p/hr.
What is your greatest strength?
I’m very good about posing. I always pose my clients. It’s important to know how to make them look their best 😉 I would also say natural light is what gives me the best inspiration. There is so much more to explore under natural light! ♥
Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
ALWAYS learning. It never ends!
In the digital world, there is so much to learn, some new technique every day, new software features, etc.
Being artistically gifted is not enough to run a business.
Do you have a complicated pricing system?
Not at all! I offer 3 collections for each portrait category, and a la carte hourly rate. I also offer 3 wedding Collections. Buying a collection is always the best deal.