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Why do I do what I do ?

As a mother of three, I value every moment with my family.

Providing my clients with the opportunity to document their memories of their children is what motivates me as a professional photographer.

I photograph all the detail and beauty of newborns, giving families memories of the most precious thing they have.
I work with the purest part of life, capturing it from the very beginning.


My family is undoubtedly my greatest source of inspiration and brings so much joy to my life. I am blessed with three beautiful children - Lipe, Luna, and Baby Lorenzo, who are my greatest achievement and who fill my heart with love every day. My husband, Leandro, is not only my rock but also my biggest supporter. He left his previous job to help me pursue my photography dream and now manages my career as my partner. Together, we love exploring new places and making unforgettable memories with our children.

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I have a degree in photography from the UNIVALI (University of Vale do Itajaí), where I built the foundations of my knowledge.

While I was at college, I trained in newborn photography with renowned photographers from the United States, Canada, and Australia.

The first time I experienced newborn photography was in 2008 when I tried to photograph my baby son, but I started working professionally in 2010. In 2021 I passed the milestone of photographing over 1000 newborns. It's amazing how much you can learn from them, even after all this time.
I have also been a judge for several photography contests, where I was able to critique images by photographers from across the world.

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I have been a speaker at more than 30 photography conferences in Brazil, France, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, the United States, and Belgium. Being able to teach and inspire other professionals is so rewarding; and allows me to share my knowledge both inside and outside of the studio.

I have been a mentor since 2013, traveling the world teaching other photographers. I have delivered lectures and taught workshops in 17 countries.

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In 2019, I had the opportunity to speak at the "Belly, Baby and Beyond Conference" in New York City. I was honored to share the stage with Anne Geddes, who is a renowned pioneer in newborn photography. You may be familiar with her work, as her books have sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Meeting such an iconic figure was a truly special and exciting moment for me, and I will always cherish it.

Paloma Schell
Paloma Schell
Paloma Schell



I am the author of "Practical Guide to Newborn Photography" (iPhoto publishing house, 2015), the first Brazilian book to focus on newborn photography, and "Newborn Photography" (Publisher Ipsis, 2020). Both books have been translated into the following languages: French, Italian, English and Spanish; and were published in more than 20 countries.

My work has been featured in several websites and magazines specializing in photography. In 2019 I was on the cover of the magazine "Cyk Magazyn" in Poland, and in 2020 I was featured twice in "Newborn Magazine Italy".

I have also illustrated magazines and newspapers, including publications "Caras", "Quem Acontece" and "Diário Catarinense", with articles about the families of famous Brazilians Alexandre Nero, Jade Seba, and Bruno Guedes., etc.

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My work to recommend equipment to professional photographers that I use and approve caught Sony’s attention and I’m now a brand ambassador. I am so proud to be the ambassador of one of the largest audiovisual companies in the world, and it makes me feel even more motivated to always offer the best service possible to my clients.

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As a Brazilian, I'm proud of my country, but the United States has won my heart. 

My American dream started in 2018, during a 45-day trip where I discovered that due to my extensive international experience as a photographer and educator, I could apply for an extraordinary ability visa and In June 2020, I was approved. When I say that through my work I had the opportunity to make many dreams come true, this was certainly the biggest one.

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In February 2021, I left my home country to start a new life in the United States. My main goal is to conquer new clients, make new friends, and, above all, teach my children that we should not be afraid of taking risks. I want them to know they can make anything come true by working hard towards their dreams.


"If you can dream it you can do it." Walt Disney

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In 2021, I received two awards from Regard D'Auteur. I ranked first as the international photographer of the year in the newborn and portrait categories and third in the general ranking as the international photographer. That is another remarkable moment I share with you, my clients, friends, family, students, and professional colleagues.

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