My experience with photography starts with a six-year-old boy holding up lights for his dad at a party. When we arrive home, my dad gives me his state-of-the-art Hasselblad camera's detachable back and teaches me to rewind the film. For me it was all fun, but what I didn't realize is that with my father's instructions, he was preparing me for my own future profession.
I went to photography school at Focus in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the age of 16. And now, thousands of weddings, events, studio shots, aerial photos, and family photos later, this is still what I do and what I love.
Ueda (pronounced "WAY-da") is the name my father chose to be his when he started his business as a Japanese man in Brazil over 50 years ago, and I am carrying it on now as a Brazilian man in the United States.
My style is photojournalism. I enjoy the art of photography which lies in capturing the perfect and unique moment when something beautiful is expressed: an emotion, a relationship, an idea.
I'm an active member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).
Take a look at my Facebook page as I frequently post my most recent photos there!