We had the good fortune of connecting with Fabiana Faria and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Fabiana, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
Always keep going! It took me about four years to finally decide that I wanted to start my business in photography. Even though I don’t necessarily regret it, I know I needed the push that I have now back when I started taking photography more seriously. If I could talk to myself from four years ago and give her any advice, it would definitely be to keep going, leave all insecurities behind, and keep trying to get better every day while showcasing my job.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My pictures are my way of showing the World’s beauty one frame at the time! There’s nothing that I love more than being able to help not only create memories but also to enhance people’s vision. When I start the shooting process, it all goes to what my client wants and expects from me. Which I think in a way it separates me from everybody else, just because at the end of the day I see myself as a reflection of my clients, I will always want their style to be reflected in the pictures which are why communication is vital! I’ve had so many talks with my clients that they eventually become my friends, which is the best part about this—getting to know so many people from different backgrounds. Now, as far as getting to where I am today. That was rough. It took me a good four years to feel comfortable enough to show my art to the World. And it was because of the support from my husband and family that I got to where I am today; I remember my husband saying: “What’s the worst thing that could happen?” And that sealed the deal for me. However, the more I exposed myself to the World, the more I had to learn how to deal with many challenges. Ultimately I knew I wanted to show my brand as I wanted to prove myself: a creator.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is the most fantastic question because it just happened not too long ago! Whataburger is a must for everybody, not only Texans. So that would be the first stop, from the airport to the nearest Whataburger. I would also take her to Downtown Plano and go through pretty much every single shop there, from Zalats pizza to 1418 coffee shop. As far as places to visit, I am a museum lover, so of course, the Perot, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center are my favorites of all times! And if you are in that area, Klyde Warren Park is a must as well. One thing I love about Downtown Dallas is the fact that you can visit five different spots using the scooters, it’s incredible! I would also take her to Deep Ellum because everybody loves Deep Ellum, murals by day, and a fantastic atmosphere and music by night. Another spot will be The Star in Frisco to learn about sports, specifically the Cowboys! And no week would end without having brunch at Intrinsic, my favorite brewery/bbq place in Downtown Garland.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people that I want to dedicate this! My husband and family, for a starter. I am lucky enough to have a support system as big as I do, they were my models when I needed to create a portfolio, the first ones to see my website when I created one, the people I would ask for advice when creating content, they were merely there since day one to support every single one of my decisions, and for that, I will be forever grateful. My friends, and all of the friends I have made in this fantastic road, Joshlyn and all of the DSI girls, introduced me to a whole new world by allowing me to work with influencers; something I’ve never thought I could do! The love and encouragement I received from the community I have slowly created on my social media is the best thing that has happened to me since I started my business.
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