Hi, my name is Luciene Pestana. I’m a professional newborn, maternity and baby photographer originally from Rio de Janeiro Brazil who now, along with my loving and wonderful husband of four years, lives in Rocky Hill, CT.
If you’re ever in the neighborhood and happen to smell any delicious Brazilian food in the air, chances are it’s coming from my kitchen, as I love to cook (especially for my hubby). And once I invite you inside, if you throw on some samba or “forro” music, I dare you to stop me from singing along and dancing with a Brazil-sized smile on my face. Sorry, but I just can’t help myself. Cooking and dancing are in my blood.
Oh, and I love soccer, too … duh, I’m Brazilian! (Vai Flamengo!)
But when it comes down to my TRUE love, aside from my husband and my awesome American and Brazilian families, there’s one thing I love more than anything — photographing mommies-to-be and newborns.
Capturing those first moments are a dream come true for most parents, and a unique experience that can never be replicated. The tiny toes, little fingers, soft skin, and scrumptious lips are only there for so long. Children change and grow up so fast! Our job as photographers is to preserve those moments forever so parents can look back upon those sweet moments, and so that child can look back at what they once were.
Friends, clients and the randomly curious often ask me why I love it so much. Simple: Giving birth is the most wonderful miracle in this world. I can’t imagine anything more perfect than growing a tiny little one inside of you, and then, just nine months later, saying hello to the most important person you’ll ever have in your life for the very first time. What a magic moment! And I feel so very blessed to have the opportunity to help families remember that special time, for all times, by capturing those most precious of moments and documenting Your child, Your journey, Your story.
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Luciene Pestana Photography is a Connecticut newborn photographer located in Rocky Hill, Hartford area. Luciene is specialized in newborn, baby, maternity and family photography serving Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities.