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Why I do the Work I do

After many years of struggling in school, following and pursueing trajectory thoughts and actions relating to social beauty concepts and self doubt - I had a break down. Yes, me a naturally happy go lucky girl boss. But many issues that I hadn’t dealt with through out the years made me feel like my validation was weak in root.

But by the grace of God I was blessed to have some good friends and family plant a seed in me. This seed blossomed beautiful truths but The most valuable Truth that I will share with you today is that the ultimate thing you can do for yourself is to find self-love within yourself and commit to things that nurtures you in real ways.

My daily routine changed from waking up and going straight to my computer or phone to waking up slowly and taking long breaths, practicing yoga and saying many affirmations to myself in the bathroom mirror. And yes It was super awkward in the beginning talking to myself and saying “I love You” looking in the mirror while both my hands covered my heart but it transformed me little by little to be more free.

Now I am anxiety free most days, no longer producing just to produce, giving presence and love to causes as well as the people I care for . Because of this knowledge this gift I’m finally able to truly live my best life with no regrets. This feeling is so freaking good that I want to share it with the world and help others heal through images of self love and self care right now. This is my beautiful truth!

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Celebrating Our Month With Some Goodies

Happy Women's History Month My Beauts!

Want a Complimentary Mini Portrait Session ? Looking to Sharpen Your Photography Skills? Either Way We Got YOU! Via Newsletter 

If you Subscribe to Our Newsletter you will have the chance to embark on some Amazing stuff we are offering! From Free Mini Photo Sessions to Signing up for Photography and Video Workshops and much MUCH more! So sign-up today and feel the love!

Treat Yo Self

  Who Wants to Face Today with some Radical Love Movement Called Forgiveness!???

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Sisters, Towson, MD 2015


Forgiveness is The Best Self-Care

Stop putting all your energy into a typical commercialized Holiday and Start showing yourself real LOVE & SELF-CARE by practicing FORGIVENESS this Valentines. I know it's easier said then done, and yes I find myself lingering in victimhood at times, but why live this way? Putting forgiveness into practice will help you like it helped me to be at peace and embrace your true self. I forgave a couple of people including myself already this week for a ton of stuff because I was able to tap into my soul and let go of my ego and  I found myself feeling more in love with life. I Guarantee you will feel So FLY after so Trust me & TRY IT! To help you Please check out these easy to do steps that I got from reading Girlboss' Jessica Lanyadoo if you are ready to live the BEST LIFE! 

  • Make a list of every person that you have resentment towards. From the big ones—heartbreaks and traumas—down to the little, petty stuff (i.e. your friend still hasn’t given you credit on social media postings for photos you took .)
  • Once this is done, go through each name and breathe. Stay present with the feels that you have about them.
  • Then, forgive them. When you can’t forgive them, forgive yourself.
  • Repeat
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Never Underestimate The Power of Love

I encourage you to specialize in being happy in this new year. Forget about sorrows, forget about debts, forget about anything that makes you feel depressed and work on good vibrations. That will lead you to the light and eventually make you glow! Someone told me to love myself will help me love others with more depth and ever since I've been putting it into action. I see wonders in my life since I learned how to truly love. And if you do this now 2018 is going to be the best year for you and the ones you love so go on and LOVE. Show gratitude And Live Life In the Present Moment! When you Feel The Love Everything Glows and You'll Glow to Baby! 

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Priscilla : a very Fun & energetic Girl Boss Who attracts good vibes only and works with a huge passion to create visual art work that is Personable & Intentional by connecting with her Dream clients ( Kind, Considerate, Stylish, and Laid Back folks) through Sincere conversations. She loves to shoot strong, Loving and vivid People and brings ease, trust, confidence, dedication but most importantly love in all that she does! currently She resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her Husband Adrian and their kids Rocco and Enzo. She volunteers in a variety of organizations In her Community helping women and their families. She plays piano and Guitar on her free time and adores ACai Bowls and Caipirinhas, going out dancing & doing yoga with friends and meditating with a matcha latte by her side.

 

Our last Mini Sessions for 2017 Now Available

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Mini sessions are good for any occasion. This year we are ending the year with A BANG  by offering you our 15 minute-mini-session in some of our favorite hang out spots in the DC area. And we are doing this because we are so SO GRATEFUL for all the work we achieved and the friends we made through this work all these years. So before we leave for hibernation don't miss the opportunity to book your 15 minute mini photo session with us (( HERE NOW )) Book us ASAP for this fun portrait session and guarantee a good time and great photos with your loved ones.  Plus you will receive via secured link to downloadable 15 edited images (both in color and black and white) where you may choose One 5x7 print and One Hi Res of your choice! BEST DEAL EVER!! You Are also able to order more merchandise from your gallery if you wish.

And guess what It's only $99 and it will be held on the following 3 locations during December 1st - 3rd by appointment only! When you book your session we will get in touch to confirm a set time and location, we will also talk about wardrobe, poses and anything to get you prepared for your mini session.

Below are the dates, location and style:

December 1st: Beyond Studios in NW DC from 2pm to 5pm ( shoot indoors with natural and studio lights with exposed brick and cool furniture giving it a cool bohemian feel )

December 2nd: Union Market in NE DC from 9am to 12pm  for city peeps

December 3rd: Sligo Creek Parkway parks from 9:30am to 12:30pm for outdoorsy folks

Purchase your session before it expires on November 29th   NOW

 

The #Muse that started it All

Bruna Ladeira, my homegirl since forever was there for my first inspiring home made photoshoots and she was one of my muse and she's been with me since my early years starting out as an photo-based artist extending her support and love with anything from late night  talks to test shoots, modeling, intern, parties, photo studio assistance, second shooter, creative direction, PR, auntie to my kids and just a shoulder to cry on ... you name it. I couldn't have done some of these amazing photo-works without  this particular virgo lady. So I just wanted to say OUT LOUD FOR THE WORLD TO KNOW HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE AND LOVE YOU! NO WORDS! And Thank you my for continuing to be by my side through out these 30 plus years of friendship!

Thank you for always inspiring me to do what I love and thank you for always saying Yes to be my on the go MUSE! LOVE YOU and Happiest of Birthdays Nunz

We are Officially An Award-Winning Family Business

STUDIO PRI recently has been Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®
WeddingWire, the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announcedSTUDIO PRI as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for Wedding And Event Photographyin Washington DC!
The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The prestigious awards are given to the top local wedding professionals across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with STUDIO PRI. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“The Couples’ Choice Awards’ ninth year features one of the most impressive groups of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals yet,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is our honor to work with high-caliber merchants, such as STUDIO PRI, who not only make a couple's big day possible, but also contribute to the more than 2.5 million U.S. reviews represented on WeddingWire. We congratulate all of this year's winners on their achievements.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, STUDIO PRI is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals in the U.S.

STUDIO PRI is thrilled to be one of the top Wedding and Event Photographers and Videographers in Washington DC on WeddingWire. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We truly value all of our clients and appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn a 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award.

For more information about STUDIO PRI WEDDING SERVICSE, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at (( HERE )).

To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers around the world are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses globally. It provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 800 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

Grateful For My Tribe

Yes we are grateful. For our clients who keep coming back. For new clients we call friends, for family and friends always supporting us with our work and especially for our crew here at STUDIO PRI. Their great efforts and dedication really helped us strive this year. We love our squad!!

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 Associate Photographer and Videographer

Associate Photographer and Videographer

 Pedro: Videographer and Photographer

Pedro: Videographer and Photographer

 Fred: Videographer and Photographer

Fred: Videographer and Photographer

 Keila: Project Manager

Keila: Project Manager

 Thais: Makeup and Hair Stylist

Thais: Makeup and Hair Stylist

 Adrian: Hubby and DRONE Specialist

Adrian: Hubby and DRONE Specialist


Thank you for a wonderful 2015 and I'm excited for whats to come for 2016. 


Engaged: Jonny & Sarah

Sarah the stunning mom-to-be wasn't expecting an engagement surprise that boyfriend Jonny had up his sleeve. So before he swept her off to dine he suggested a walk before dinner at his favorite Monument. And as she glowed in shock disbelief amongst all the tourists, walking about taking photos of them while Jonny was on his knees, her answer was obviously, " YES!"

Congratulations to the charming duo - Jonny and Sarah...your future looks bright from over here. We can't wait to meet the little darling. Much love from us to y'all from the bottom of our beating hearts.

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Our Favorite Look- book Photography Series


Words and Creative Direction by Bruna Ladeira, ( our PR Rockstar )

Despite the late summer heat, Studio P. tackled yet another fantastic photo shoot by bringing some of the best qualities it has to offer: style, fun, and resourcefulness. Looking like a spread on Vanity Fair, the concept came together quite nicely when photographer and founder, Priscilla, and her creative team sat down to discuss ideas for the shoot. "We agreed the photos would depict a rustic sophistication. So we found the perfect location that would provide us with a grungy background, and then proceeded to style the models with outfits that would balance it with class and sophistication." said Priscilla. But like many shoots, things don't always run as smoothly on set as they do on paper. When a few models canceled last minute, Studio P. enlisted some of its very attractive friends and supporters to step in and strike a pose. All in all, everyone agreed things came together perfectly; the team was happy, the photos came out beautifully, and everyone left excited for the next shoot.

photographer: Priscilla de Lima Ledesma, creative director: Bruna Ladeira, Stylist: Vini Oliveira, MUA: Alexandria C., models: Jaqueline da Silva, Jason Felix, and Filipe Dias. wardrobe: Vintage Calvin Klein Dress, vintage 90s clubwear pastel shades, Michael Kors Patent Leather Pumps, Vintage Disney Mickey Mouse Many Faces Scarf, Givenchy Squared Earrings, vintage brooch all per Shop Cool Pix.

 

 

Lover of Light

In the Spirit of Saint Patty's Day why not write about a wonderful shoot with our Delira and Excira darlin of Ireland ancestry, Ms. K! When we were asked to come over to this darlin's home to do her boudoir session per our studio's living social deal we were ecstatic to come in a place with beautiful lighting all around. That's what photographer's live for; the light and making use of it. And we couldn't help but recreate a certain abstract artsy 70s retro boudoir shoot with the available light all around her comfy sun-filled flat.  Light is largely responsible for creating the mood of the scene. At K's living room for example there was a plant between the windows that brought some dramatic lighting into play and we used it naturally to convey the look. She still remains the most dominant in the photo because of how we positioned her within the frame. Main focus, personal and interpretive, was met in a sensual way through the series of photos we shot within the hour.

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Thank you beautiful Miss K. Hope to do some more interpretive photos of you through abstract photography via boudoir photo session soon. If you want a boudoir session of your taste we would love to work with you. Shop (( HERE ))

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Late Night Photo Sesh With My Friends

Don't you just love playing dress up. I know we really REALLY DO! Recently I had the pleasure of working with a college friend, the bestie Laura also our Brand Guru and a new friend, Hugo Salon's best kept secret, hair and makeup Genius Bethany... Let me tell you, JUST PURE BLISS! From everyone arriving on time with good vibes, great ideas, wine in our glasses, listening to the right music (The Delfonics, Toots & The Maytals)  the shoot was pretty on point with creative direction, as well as talents of course! I mean there were lots of goofing off but it was all VERY COOL! Thank you so much Bethany and Laura. Love Y'all!!!

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