"Today you are you. That's truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!"
- Dr. Seuss
- Dr. Seuss
Hey there, my name is Maryana! I was born in Brazil and Portuguese is my first language. I came from South America to Arizona in 2012, now I'm living in Utah. I miss the ocean so much! Hopefully I'll be able to go visit soon. I became a family photographer because life is my passion. Kids grow up too fast, love grows stronger with time, and the people we get to share our lives with become part of us forever. All of that deserves to be documented, remembered, and cherished. Life is beautiful.
I'm a Brazilian navy brat, and because of that, I have gained a great love for hearing other people’s stories. We moved around a lot growing up. Leaving our lives behind to start over, always experiencing new places, new cultures, and meeting new people, became a part of me early on. I'm a firm believer that every one of us is unique and deserves to be heard, valued, and loved. I'm also grateful that my dad would let me take the family's old film camera to all of my school trips. I did this since before I can remember, and look where I’m at now!
I talk and laugh too loud when I'm excited. I think hardcover books are the best thing ever invented and I love to dance. I have been known to leave my friends catching up at a party while I danced the night away with strangers, only coming back to watch the sunrise with them. I have many good friends, and I miss them dearly. Smartphones, to me, then become the second best thing ever invented, because I can keep in touch with them even from a whole continent away.
I'm a clubfoot momma. I have been happily married for 6 years and we have 3 beautiful children, two boys and one girl. My husband and I enjoy lunch dates, date nights, and talking about our future. I'm crazy about sci-fi, drama and thriller movies. I can't live without popcorn, chocolate, and strawberry-caramel sundaes.
I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen so far. Please take the time to explore the rest of my website and let me know what you think. I look forward to meeting you!