Valeria Tavares

Campos dos Goytacazes family and birth photography by Valeria Tavares of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Valeria Tavares

Valéria Tavares Photography

I am an administrator by training, I worked in large companies until one day I decided to make hobby my profession. I have 2 children, Ana Clara and Mateus. Ana Clara (firstborn) was my biggest inspiration to get started in photography. Since she was born I recorded at least one image of her a day, I realized that each moment was magical and unique. And it was exciting to see that a part of my family's life story was being told through these images! I started photographing newborns (newborns) and babies and naturally expanded into the family photography segment until I got to birth photography. In this trajectory, I specialized in birth photography and studied audiovisual production to offer women not only the experience with photos, but also with sounds and moving images. Childbirths are always an incredible emotion for me, whether surgical or natural. Being present at this moment so unique in the life of a family, observing all that mixture of anxiety, fear, joy, love, and so many feelings that involve childbirth has always touched me deeply in my soul. I do all birth registration in maternity and home care, and also do external and home exams with my family.

31 Awards for Documentary Family Photography

3 TOP Family Photographer Titles

The FPJA proudly recognizes Valeria Tavares as a TOP International Family Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Family Photographers.