Animus Art

Massachussetts Photographer & Northern California Photographer

We are two lead photographers taken with telling Tales of Love through curated artistry. We are inspired by movement, and stunning landscapes; we chase beautiful light and authentic emotion. We love creating imagery that gives you all the feels and stirs your heart and soul. The kind of image that is beautiful and expressive and leaves you feeling the narrative of the story it is a part of. Both Pedro and I, individually have a strong aesthetic and there is a natural harmony between our individual styles. When we photographed together for the first time it was just magic. Since then as a duo, we have created a style that is fine-art in its approach, has elements of editorials and is curated with romantic eye.

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… B: Travelling! Mostly likely picking a place randomly off the map, grabbing my coffee and camera and heading out before sunrise or hopping on a plane to experience a new destination.

Pedro: well the day would start with a nice cup of coffee, then… anything can happen. Kayaking for a couple hours or anything ocean related. I love rollerblading, mountain bike trails. Towards the late afternoon definitely get online with my friends who are scattered all over the world and we would put in a few hours on Xbox live with a game.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… Pedro: there are so many! but I would have to say my first trip to Turkey, just so much about it was new and exciting: the food, the architecture, the people, oh and the Cleopatra pools… check out the Cleopatra pool so relaxing!

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… B: Transylvania, Romania: The stunning landscape of the Carpathian Mountains, the baroque architecture makes this a must see. Definitely want to photograph a wedding there.

New Zealand: The natural beauty of New Zealand is stunning! Lake Matheson, Tongariro National Park, The Hamilton Gardens, and many many more! Hard to know where to start!

Pedro: Australia and New Zeeland. Can’t wait!

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… The connection we have with our couples. We have met some incredible people through our photography and they have become friends. It’s incredible to continue photographing their journey well beyond their engagement. We just photographed the first birthday of one of our former bride & groom’s son and are about to photograph the newborn portraits of another! Also, being able to give back through Operation Smile with each wedding is something I’m thankful for and something I love about our clients. They support our philosophy.

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO… B: An engineer! I would be continuing research, working on creating a tissue like 3D brain structure and continue my entrepreneur and philanthropist ventures.

Pedro: A few years back I could answer this in a heartbeat, today it is hard to think of anything but photography. Growing up I always wanted to be a marine biologist or an archeologist, so maybe an oceanographer.

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… San Francisco- The hills, cliffs, beaches all allow us to create stunning imagery for weddings. Excited to photograph at Yosemite! The people are great; so much is happening in the tech world and you are right in the heart of it! You get to meet so many entrepreneurs, be inspired and inspire. The beaches, the hikes, the scenery, the coffee! Love the bay area.

Boston - So many cultures meet here. It has such a diverse background, you get to meet people from all over the world! Fall in Boston is amazing, the foliage becomes an incredible backdrop to weddings, if you haven’t seen it, it’s worth checking it out!

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? B: The Pursuit of Happiness and Amadeus. That scene when Will Smith walks down the stairs once he’s got the job after all the hardship and hard work: I hold that feeling close to my heart. The cinematography of Amadeus combined with the genius of Mozart’s music is something I can never get bored of!

Pedro: Top Gun, Lake House

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… B: My grandmother’s cooking. It was all about creating an experience and I still remember the taste, the smell, the laughter and the feeling I got eating her meals. I still can’t replicate her recipes!

THE PETS I OWN ARE… B: I had the most amazing Rottweiler <3

Pedro: Nanaki my black tabby aka Mr. Tiny Puma!