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...about me

My name is Viola and I am a photographer specialising in portraits: from pregnancy to baby pictures to family portraits as well as individual portraits. I have been involved in professional photography for over 15 years, but moved to London only recently.

I grew up in Germany and have lived for long periods in New Zealand, Cyprus and Italy. Every place I have visited has left upon me impressions that I carry within me, helping me to create contemporary images with a cosmopolitan flavour. Working as a photographer in Richmond, London, means opening this treasure chest of professional experiences to new ideas inspired by the beauty and the richness of this city.

My photographic style is contemporary, creative and emotional

In my portraits I strive to capture the spontaneity of the most elemental family emotions, so as to infuse every shot with the warmth and serenity of the family unit. At its best, contemporary photography has the capacity to capture and highlight the inherent tenderness of every pose and gesture.

My greatest sources of inspiration are my daughters

My greatest sources of inspiration are my daughters. As a mother, I watch them grow and live through the emotions they give me every day. My experience with them is what helps me to give children and family portraits a sense of feeling and warmth. Above all, it’s what enables me to empathise with the women who ask me to document their pregnancy, and fix in a series of intense and moving images one of the most intense and unforgettable times in a woman’s life.

Unique and creative female portraits

However, for a woman every day can become a special occasion to be photographed and shine in her role of woman, mother or wife. This is why female portraits are another one of my specialties: spontaneous and unique shots through which women of all ages can rediscover and celebrate their beauty and charm.

I carry out photo shoots in my studio and on location outdoors and at your home, always looking for the light and surroundings that best capture the essence of each subject. Regardless of setting, I use minimal accessories and props in order to place you, your family and your emotions firmly in the foreground. Take a look at my photo gallery for a sample of my style.

Event photography

My passion for family photography is not limited to portraits, but extends to key events for children and their parents: christenings, first communions, weddings and other special occasions. During these photo shoots, I point my camera to the authentic and unique details that transform a moment into an unforgettable memory.

Besides this work, I also offer photo shoots for live shows and events: theatre plays, concerts, conferences and formal or informal gatherings.

If you are interested in receiving more information about your photo shoot, please call me on 07493 386333 or email me to violacarnelos@gmail.com.We can discuss the available options and find together the best solution to suit your needs.