Hi, my name is Kendra. I was born and raised in Italy. I left my country when I met my American husband. We moved to beautiful Portugal, where we lived for 4 years, then moved to Spain and the Canary Islands where our daughter was born. We moved back to Italy where we stayed for 9 years before leaving again, for the USA this time around.
During those years living abroad I was able to focus on my love for photography. I bought my very first DSLR, I studied to learn how to use it and how to edit the images on the computer. It took a lot of reading and experimenting, but I loved every minute of my learning years. Which are never over anyway, because I am always trying to get better!! Fast-forward to 2022 and here I am having the job of my dreams, being my own boss and wearing flip-flops to go to the beach and photograph my clients. I love what I do. I have the chance of meeting incredible people, getting to know them and their story and capturing beautiful memories that they will cherish forever!
Having my website being built by a professional is also a dream come true! I can’t believe that I will finally be able to display my work to the world and hopefully reach out to those people who are looking to connect with me for their memories through this very website. I like to describe myself as a Lifestyle Photographer, I like witnessing the emotions that my subjects bring in front of my camera. All those genuine, candid, simple moments which are, to me, the essence of life.
My favorite images are those where the people I photograph are looking into each others eyes, are snuggling into each others arms, are closing their eyes to feel the love they have inside.
That is why I try to get to know my clients a little bit before I meet them in person. I always send a questionnaire before each session.This gives me the chance to be able and connect as much as I can with the people I photograph. My aim is to TELL THEIR STORY, YOUR STORY, and the best way for me to do that is by getting to know them, you, so that I know where to start from and which direction to take. My eyes and my camera become the painter’s brushes and canvases, the light is my paint. This is how I see my work.
And I couldn’t be any happier than doing what I love in a beautiful place like Florida, where every beach is breathtaking and where every sunset is amazing. I live in Sarasota, Florida and serve anywhere between Anna Maria Island, Siesta Key and Venice without any additional travel fees. But I have also traveled outside of this area and will travel anywhere my clients will want me to!
So, let’s get in touch and plan your session. Because time goes by very quickly and making memories is the best thing we can all do. Leaving photos for our kids to cherish is something we must all do.
Remembering the love we have received from our parents or given to our kids, I believe, is truly one of the most important things to do in life. This is us: my husband, my daughter and me. Nice to meet you 🙂