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River Thames Ride – Family Photography

I photograph London through many lens, angles and many different lights. I discovered so many special places but this one was my first time on a private boat in the river Thames. What fun and beautiful sights!

I truly recommend this fantastic boat ride for a special occasion or just because we love London.

See for yourself how magical it can be, and it produces stunning family photography.

f you want to give a family documentary session a try, or if you have any questions about these types of sessions, please drop me a note – I’d love to continue the conversation.

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    Snapshots of our Summer – Surf and ice-creams

    It feels like Summer was ages ago while I am writing this post; it is raining cats and dogs in London.
    Our Summer was in Portugal, as usual, with our family and most of the time we spent it in our little beach cottage near the Atlantic. This place is a renowned famous surf spot, and I thought this year would be an excellent opportunity for the girls to surf.
    I was a little bit afraid, to be honest, but they just loved it, and now I am already thinking about the next time!

    These are some snapshots of our holiday in this extraordinary place. Until next time.

    Check some snapshots from the last years here and here.

    In case you want to book a documentary family photo session or if you wish to document your holidays please contact me at [email protected] or leave a note here.

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      Snapshots of our month – Winter Sun

      Wow, I can’t believe we are almost at the end of January, and I just finished to edit my Christmas pics =) As soon as I got back, it’s been non-stop with newborn photo shoots and birthday parties.

      We had a lovely break in Portugal to spend time with our family, a little bit of sunshine and a much-needed pause from social media.

      These are just some snap-shots of our holiday between the crispy sunny days by the sea and lovely warm winter days in Alentejo. If you pass in Evora city in Portugal, make a visit to Convento do Espinheiro hotel, visit the beautiful University of Evora and the Herdade do Esporao wine caves.

       


      And if it’s not too late…Happy New Year!

      =)

       

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        Snapshots of our holiday in Dubai

        Our Summer started in Dubai again this year, with gorgeous light and food in our favourite hotel at the Palm. It was a perfect time to recharge batteries, to be together with my family and to enjoy the full sun. The girls collected sea shells, and little treasures, they can stay hours playing in the pool or at the beach It was such a lovely week.

        this is our life 2018-dubai-London Family Photography-Ana Ruivo Photography-

        Now we are on our way to Portugal to my home country and I can’t wait to see my whole family. If you haven’t already please check my Autumn Sale. I am offering half price my all documentary sessions if you book until the 31st  of July.

         

        If you want to give a family documentary session a try, or if you have any questions about these types of sessions, please drop me a note – I’d love to continue the conversation.

         

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          Baleal Beach, my happy place – London Family Photographer

          – Baleal Beach

           

           

           

          Baleal is an island located 3 kilometres (1.9 miles) north of Peniche, in the western region of Portugal is separated from the mainland by a tombolo. At the extremity of the island you can find the inaccessible ilhota das Pombas and the ilhéu de Fora.

          The coastal shape, namely the bay and northern strip of coast associated with Baleal create unique conditions in Europe for the practice of surfing and body boarding. Over the years I have seen Baleal becoming a major holiday and surfing spot. Although it’s still a little hidden tourist gem, today there are lots of surfing schools and water sports shops.

          Baleal beach is a place very close to my heart. I come here almost every year since I was born, sometimes with my parents but most of the time with my grandparents during Summer holidays. I have so many good memories with my brother and the friends we made. We could spend hours at the beach playing games, making sand castles, exploring the rocks, looking out for little creatures, shells and stones and as we got older we adventure ourselves for what Baleal is world-famous: surfing and body boarding.

           

           

          – Simply dreamy 

           

          This area of Portugal can show quite surprisingly weather conditions therefore you never know how the weather will be tomorrow. You can have beautiful sunny beach days in a row but time to time there are cloudy days when it feels good to wear a sweatshirt. That’s what I wanted to capture when I came here in August. We had a lovely day, surrounded by low clouds and quite humid so consequently we were just able to spot the surfers waiting and catching the waves. Everything looks like a dream, because it can feel that way: a serene, peaceful atmosphere where you can only hear the sound of the waves and where you can feel the most unique smell of the ocean.

           

           

          – Glorious Sunset

           

          When the sun sets near the water is a glorious moment and the west coast of Portugal has the most beautiful sunsets. These pictures show another side of Baleal: exceptional sunny days when you can stay at the beach until late. I was very lucky this day, it was warm and the sky presented the most gorgeous colours.

           

           

           

          “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
          ― Jo Walton

           

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