I put my entire heart into capturing your story

Celebrating a family’s love and connection to one another is what makes my heart sing. I love working with families of all ages and dynamics, capturing special moments and memories that are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Photography is so much more than a job – it’s my purpose in life.

I am originally from Northeast Brazil, I moved to the USA in 2016 and began the long-but-100%-worth-it path of learning English from scratch.

To help speed up the cultural learning process, I signed up to nanny for 4 different families (yes, 4!). It was the perfect opportunity to share the family values I believe so deeply in – and ended up being the inspiration behind becoming a family lifestyle photographer!

Heey I'm Alana! Your Boston Lifestyle Family & Newborn Photographer

My father passed away in 2017

And that's what me and my business will always be.

A year later, in his memory, I created this photography business.

Since his passing, I have spent time reconnecting with his many life lessons – ones that stay with me to this day. He was the most loving, caring, funny, and laid-back person I’ve ever met, who always believed in my dreams and aspirations.

My father also used to write me notes with ducks drawn on them, with his last note saying:


the brand

"I love you Alana. You are dad's duck."

So, if you're wondering why my logo features a duck…now you know!


My story

A star is born (that’s right, I’m talking about me!).

1989

Take up photography as a hobby, using my Sony DSCW330.

2008

Complete my Journalism degree in Brazil.

2013

Capture birth stories as a photography side job.

2015

Arrive in the USA and start learning English.

2016

how
It started

see, dreams do come true! crazy, huh?

2012

Purchase my very first DSLR camera: a Canon T3i.

Father passes away, giving me the strength to commit to major (positive) life changes.

2017

2018

Move to Boston and become a nanny, which funds my first car, a full-frame camera, and the launch of my photography business!


2020

Marry my best friend and the love of my life, Juan. Buy my second full-frame camera and switch to full-time family lifestyle photography amid a global pandemic!