My main goal is to document these events in ways that allow you to feel the best YOU! Because these life events should feel like real life and not a staged photo shoot.
I will be there to highlight all the beautiful and memorable stories through my lens which will be shared with your friends, and future generations of your family. Taking professional photos is totally unnatural. I swear, 99.9% of my clients tell me that they are awkward in front of the camera. TRUST ME, you are not alone, all the people in the photos you see on my website expressed to me how unnatural and strange they feel being the center of attention.
This is where I come in, to give this extra help allowing you to be comfortable to look good and natural. So TRUST ME, you are not alone. Would you believe me if I said that all of the people in the photos you see on my website told me exactly that? Cause you better believe it.
am so grateful for being able to capture beautiful stories and to meet wonderful people along the way! Between proposals, weddings, and family photos, I enjoy every minute I’m documenting major life events.
People often ask me how I would describe my style. From shooting to the final product. So let me put it in the simplest way possible. I think of myself as your best friend professional photographer documenting a movie about you. In our first conversation, I’m going to listen about your vision, about what is most important to you and how you would like to make it happen. It’s all about YOU.
My main goal is NOT to take Pinterest or cheese pictures that everyone likes, but capturing feelings of intimate love, pure joy, peace and deep emotion to translate real life moments and to get everyone that sees your photos (even you!) to feel like they witnessed it all in person. I want everyone to experience the feeling that you had in those moments. Fun, real, memorable.
Now remember, your experience with your photographer is so much more than the gallery you receive. I guarantee you will get a gorgeous wedding album. But more than that, your experience with me will blow you out of the water. On top of a super fun time, you can expect detailed professionalism, timely deliveries, and exceeded expectations (don’t just take my word for it; you can check it out these reviews). This experience is all about you. I take my job very seriously, and I can’t wait for your big day!
1 / 5
I met Richie on the dance floor! Oh Yeah! Let me explain it better! I LOVE dancing, and I wanted to learn how to dance hip hop, so I googled "dance studios in San Diego", and I found Richie's class.
Long story short, he has been teaching for over 20 years, and after stepping into his class for first time, I never left. He welcomed me into his family, and we got married in 2020 (I can't believe it's been a year already). Now, we work together capturing life time moments and beautiful love-stories.
My wonderful husband
2 / 5
I am from Brazil, and my trip to San Diego in 2016 was my very first international travel. I have Italy, Switzerland, Paris, Egypt, Japan, Bali on my list, and so many wonderful places! Meanwhile, I love traveling all over the USA to my couples and capture their big day.
This was one of my very first photos I took in California.
Ocean beach, ca
3 / 5
I LOVE arts, dancing, acting, plays, and all of it's extension! Fan Fact: I used to work as a professional actress in Brazil. When I moved to the USA, I didn't know how to speak English, so I decided to enroll in a dance class (because i didn't need to speak). I did some performances, danced with artists, short-movies, music videos and even had my own hip hop cardio class. Now, I do help some of my couples with their wedding dance. It brings me SO much Joy and It's SO much FUN!!
living my best life on the dance floor lol
arts, acting, dancing.
4 / 5
It's where I am from. Where my family lives and where my heart will always be. The food is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G (for real), the people are friendly and the places around my country are breathtaking!
I like being outside and trying different things. This is me doing abseiling for the first time, at Bico de Papagaio in Rio de Janeiro.
bico de papagaio, rio de janeiro
5 / 5
This is Scott. He was one of my best friends. He knew when I was sad, and how to make me happy. He used to do silly faces and play with me all day long. He is still in Brazil and I miss him a lot.
While I can't play with my puppy, I enjoy my time eating chocolate, ice cream or vegan cookies. Not the same at all but it makes me happy too lol
Our expectations were more than exceeded with this beautiful, timeless photography! We needed a photographer for our engagement photos and Bruna from Elegance in Frame was absolute perfection. She was kind, patient, and extremely helpful in every step of the process from our meet-and-greet call, to our decision making with locations/outfits, and even posing us for our photos. We were not experienced in getting our photos taken, and she (and her assistant) made us feel so comfortable and confident. She ended up editing and sending us the results of our photos quickly, too! She was easy to communicate with, especially when we had questions, and most importantly--- OUR PHOTOS TURNED OUT AMAZING. She did a fabulous job with the angles, lighting, poses, locations, and editing. We would give her 10 stars, if we could!
los angeles, california
kelling & caleb
I CANT SAY ENOUGH AMAZING THINGS!! Elegance In Frame really pulled through for me on short notice and with amazing quality. I had been meticulously planning a wedding for the past three years, to partly due to Covid. I had everything picked out from the flowers to the photographer, and of course, the videographer. Nine days before my wedding, the wedding videographer that I had originally booked canceled on me with no replacement and Bruna and the team at elegance and frame came through for me with virtually no notice. Within 20 minutes of finding and contacting Elegance in Frame, Bruna had contacted me, secured my date, walked me off the ledge and talked me through a panic attack, and then the following weekend, showed up with an amazing team. I didn’t realize at the time that the other company cancelling on me was a blessing in disguise. The quality was excellent, they blended into the party seamlessly and I was left with an outstanding video that captured all of the best moments of our wedding. I could not recommend Elegance in Frame more. 1000/10
san marcos, california
Cierra & Brad
If I could give 10 stars, I would. If you’re looking for photos and videos that will leave you speechless and be able to relive the moment, look no further…Bruna and her partner Richie, the elegance in frame team are super talented. We had our wedding two weekends ago and to this day, we still share our photos/videos and look at them nonstop. (I even show strangers because they’re that good!) We received a sneak peek of photos, ceremony and highlight videos within two days/a week after the wedding (faster than anticipated) and can’t even imagine what all the other photos will look like!
Aside from their creative visions, Bruna went above and beyond - she assisted us throughout the wedding planning (scheduling checkins with us, helped keep us on track, made our engagement session fun, etc). She’s super helpful, honest, and genuine. Richie is also more than just a videographer, he helped make our wedding day stress-free and created such an EPIC (as my friends tell me) highlight video.
This is a little bit of a longer review, but they need to be recognized! Don’t regret it…book with elegance in frame!
long beach, california
Laurra & chris
Bruna was seriously the best! She was so positive and charismatic. I'm so happy I chose her to capture the special moments on my wedding day. I 100% recommend her!!
san marcos, california
CAMILA & ERIC
We had our wedding 9/5/21 and Bruna was absolutely amazing, she took so many photos I'm sure won't be any ideas or moments lost or forgotten. She has amazing energy and was encouraging, leading and had many different ideas for pictures, we got our bride and groom pictures as well as family and friend photos, and much more. We are so happy with her, and praise all around for her and her assistant! My wedding photos are gorgeous!
Melissa & Chase
We are so thankful to have had you! Thank you for making our day so special, we love and appreciate you! I am so in love with all of the pictures! I can't wait until April!"
san diego, california
Kelly & Johnny
You Deserve the best
Your experience with your photographer is so much more than the gallery you receive. I guarantee you will get a gorgeous & memorable photos & films. But more than that, you can expect detailed professionalism, timely deliveries, and exceeded expectations.