Hi, my name is Maira Bastiani. I was born in Brazil.
I am graduated in Hotel Management and have worked for a few years in this area in my home country. At some point, I decided to travel to Ireland to study English and improve my language skills.
After living here for years with their ups and downs, I realised that this place, the Emerald Isle, is where I want to be. During that time, I found the love of my life, and we are together and happily married ever since.
At the end of 2014, I discovered that I was pregnant. Today, I have the most beautiful boy that I can call my son and since then I have a cool dude beside me! 🙂
I never considered photography as a career but I always had it as a hobby. Since I was a child, I had several cameras, millions of photos and more photos with no real purpose. They were photos of random events, travels and family.
Wanting it or not, deep down I always loved to capture those “normal” moments.
After my son was born and consequently having taken a time out from work, I decided to buy a semi-professional camera to take photos of my baby and for fun in general.
Then I realised it was not just for fun – taking pictures was actually what I’ve always wanted to do with my life.
It was with a simple second-hand camera that I started to take some courses and workshops to improve my photography skills, step by step until today.
Since my first pictures, back when I was a teenager, my photos were taken to show spontaneous moments, day to day life of families, friends and people around me and since then I have kept this preference.