I studied at a different school every year while I still lived in Brazil, so making long-lasting friendships wasn't easy, especially for an eight year old. But when I came to the States, in the middle of fourth grade, I learned that the school system here was different. The kids in your kindergarten class are the same ones in your high school class (for the most part).
I met Juan in that year that I entered fourth grade, and I remember his long bangs, giant white T-shirt, and I think he wore a blue sweatband on his head sometimes (it was cool back then, haha). Time passes, life happens, and we grow up.
And then I learn that he's engaged to the sweetest angel that is Juliana, and my goodness, she's a natural in front of the camera! Juan, you are too. One of the toughest part about photographing people, is directing them. Unless you're a professional model, you're not going to know what to do, right? But Juan and Juliana came to this session ready with some sass, and enough joy and love to fill the city.
This was one of the funnest photoshoots I've done this year. I can't even imagine how much better it will be to photograph their wedding.