Judge Board – 8th Season

Ana Paula Costa – Brazil

 

My name is Ana Paula Costa, photographer specialized in pregnant women.
I am married to Leonardo VS, photographer with whom I share my 24 hours a day doing what I love most. I am mother to Maria, a beautiful 12 year old young lady, who inspires me every day.
With my own and unique style, proposing a new way to picture my pregnant women, I developed a methodology where the mother figure is more than a belly where a new life is generated. I created new poses, developed new looks inspired on great modern day stylists and artists of world fashion, lifting the mother-to-be to an artistic level never imagined before.
In my shoots, my mission is to make the person being pictured feel her own soul being photographed in a very special way, thus elevating her self-esteem and making her feel much more beautiful during the pregnancy period.
Playfully, with a light soul, I live life intensely. Photography is my life.

 

Olga Levien – New Zealand

Olga Levien, is a New Zealand artist, mother and mentor. An everyday storyteller, she seeks for adventure and to capture family activities with her three active little ones.
Successful award-wining and published wedding and family photographer, she loves to capture beauty in the details and harmony in the moments.
Among her many achievements we highlight:
• One of the 100 Outstanding Photographers in 2018, by Click & Company;
• Among the 20 Top Wedding Photographers, by Hongkiat;
• Included in the TOP 12, by the Wedding Photographer Society 2017;
• NZIPP Iris Awards (8 awards);
• In the Top 60 Elopement Blogs;
• Lemonade & Lenses International Contest Winner, Editor’s Choice 2016-2018.

Arma Gray – Russia

Yulia, Russian photographer, better known as Arma Gray, has been involved in commercial photography since 2014, but, in fact, she has photographed for over 20 years.
Born in Yakutia, where she lived for a long time, she now lives and works in Russia, in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.
She is a frequent participant and laureate of international photo contests and teaches shooting, digital retouching and marketing.
Today, Yulia stands out in the area of digital retouching. “I believe that photography is an incredible miracle, when we can capture and stop the moment in picture”, she says.

Paula Canetas – Portugal

Professional photographer specialized in newborn.
In 2012, she took her first steps in this area, which is today, not only her work, but her life project.
She has been part of the Associação Portuguesa de Profissionais da Imagem (Portuguese Association for Image Professionals) since 2016, and was a member of the PhotographyAssociation.com.
In 2017, she received three honor distinctions for excellency in newborn photography, by the Newborn Magazine. She received the QEP qualification (European photographer qualified in the area of picture taking) In November, 2017.. A speaker in many congresses and events in Portugal (Expofoto, Baby & Kids, Dreambooks Academy), Spain (Photo Book Show) and Brasil (Lume – Wedding Brasil), she has also performed workshops in both Portugal and Brazil.