My name is Tina DaSilva and I am Portrait Photographer. I am passionate about connecting with people and capturing raw beauty and emotion. I am a creative artist, and am devoted to making my vision the best portrait experience of your life. I pretty much find beauty in everything and am all about the details and making sure everything is perfect.
You will find me in my element with every aspect of each shoot, from the lead up to the session with making flower crowns, beautiful tulle skirts, hand painting one of a kind canvas backdrops to compliment every beautiful shoot, selecting gorgeous dresses and accessories to help style the set.
As boys generally feel more comfortable in their own clothes I ask parents to bring a good pair of denim or dress shorts and a plain neutral coloured shirt is always a winner. Plus, if your boys are ok to go shirtless I love those shots too. Please avoid clothes with logos. Boys can style their hair however they like.
I keep the photoshoots as natural as possible, and my objective is to try and get as many natural expressions as possible. Sometimes I am a big kid at heart and can be quite the jokester...hey, whatever it takes to get these shots and I'm happy.
MAKE UP - Older girls aged between 13-18yrs are welcome to wear make up if this will help boost confidence. Puberty can be cruel and pimples are all part of growing up. I ask that if make up is worn it is kept to a minimum. I want every girl to know they are beautiful in the skin they are in and what make up doesn't cover I have Photoshop as my back up.
Younger girls aged between 8-12yrs are encouraged to come make up free.
NAILS - Please remove all nail polish prior to the session.
SKIN - Please take care of your skin as I will not photograph people who are sunburnt. Unfortunately there is no easy fix in Photoshop, this takes hours of extra editing time and that is ultimately charged back to the client . Prevention is better than cure, stay sun safe.
HAIR - Hair naturally frames the face so I ask that girls come with clean dry hair, not tied up. I love styling hair, so if needed I will have the hair curler/straightener and bobby pins ready.