Hi y'all! My name is Eli and I don't like boring intros, so here's a list of things you may or may not be wondering about me, but I'll let you know anyway. :)

  • I'm getting married in Italy next year! 
  • 2017 will be my third year as a professional photographer 
  • I love photographing people. I love photographing newlyweds more. Their love for one another and excitement is like fuel to my heart. 
  • I shoot with a Canon 6D, and sometimes with a 35mm camera. I've only recently started shooting in film, and hope to shoot completely in film one day with a medium format camera. I have a lot to learn!
  • I am also a graphic designer and photographer for Bai. Check them out! They have some delicious drinks. 
  • My favorite songs right now are
    • Blow Your Mind (Mwuah) - Dual Lipa
    • I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked - Ida Maria
    • Only - RY X 
    • Puente Roto (Siete Catorce Remix) - Nicola Cruz
    • Weather - Novo Amor
  •  My favorite band (ever) is M83. If you don't know them, I recommend these two songs: "Graveyard Girl" which is very nostalgic, and "Intro" which is very epic. BUT, I am kinda disappointed with their new album. I also really love Adele, and Miike Snow. 
  • I was born in Goiaz, Brazil. My family and I moved to the Sates when I was nine years old. I became a citizen this year. 
  • I love all animals. I love cats more (don't judge me), or a pug. I can't decide. 
  • I like to experiment with film and have done a few shorts. You can see them here.
  • I have an Etsy shop. I sell vintage clothes for both men and women, along with a few antiques. 
  • I don't like to admit it, but I love shopping, specially at thrift stores. I am always floored by prices of new clothes at regular stores. Specially Gap. When did Gap get so expensive?!
  • I have a collections of books, most of which just decorate my room. I love reading books, but I don't read them as mush as I should. If you have any recommendations, let me know!  
  • I burned a book once to start a campfire because it was the only thing I had that could catch quickly. I felt terrible.
  • I realized I was getting old when I started to listen to podcasts more than I listen to music. 
  • Favorite movies: "Upstream Color", "Jerry Maguire", "Cloud Atlas", "It's kind of a funny story", "Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl", "Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart", and pretty much anything by Wes Anderson. 
  • I own a lot of neutral colored clothes. That comes in handy when I wake up late and have to get ready with one eye open. It also comes in handy when I don't know what to wear, because there are just three colors to choose from. 
  • I also often shop in women's stores because clothes have no gender. I like to wear what fits and compliments me, not what society says I should wear. 
  • I've always dreamed of needing glasses since I was a child. When I was an adult, I realized I actually needed them when a friend put hers down and I stole it to try it on; I was shocked. Everything looked HD.