Hi there! My name is Adriana Villela, and I LOVE photography! I’m so very pleased to meet you, and would like to extend you a very warm welcome to ÜmlaPhoto! I would love for us to get to know each other! Keep on reading to get to know me a bit better. Like what you see? Then be sure to check out my FAQ page, and to contact me to book your session!
This is Me!
I am an engineer by training, and in a past life, I worked as a software developer for 12 years. In this life, am a full-time professional family photographer, which means that my workday is fully-dedicated to my clients (i.e. YOU)! I shoot on-location, and in natural light. Translation: no studio. I am still a techie at heart, and always look to incorporate technology into my business in order make things as simple and stress-free for my clients. Fun facts: I run 365 days a year in rain, shine, or blizzard, though I hate running itself. I am left-handed and hold my pencil in a very unique manner. I love baking, reading, and astronomy. I also ride a little pink Kick scooter around town. More on that later. Promise.
This is My Family!
I am married to my best friend and fellow computer geek. He has an awesomely quirky sense of humour, and we have a very spunky and creative almost-6-year-old who loves superheroes and sewing. Fun fact: my husband and I were avid rock climbers before the birth of our daughter. We took a break after her birth, and then introduced her to it when she was 4. Now, we enjoy regular trips to our local climbing gym as a family!
This is where I work!
I live in Toronto. I’ve been proud to call this city home for over 15 years, ever since I moved here from Ottawa, to attend university! I am a city gal through and through. I am based out of Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, though I do not have a studio. Instead, I work on-location, traveling to client homes, parks, and favorite urban hangouts throughout Toronto proper!
This is how I get around!
So, remember how I told you that I ride a scooter? I totally do. It’s pink, and my daughter has a matching one. I go just about everywhere in Toronto on it, with the occasional assistance of the TTC. Although I drive, I seldom take the car out, opting for the more scenic route instead.
Photography is my life
I love what I do. You will too.
Peace, love, and pics.
Love what you see? Then contact Ümla to book your next family photo session!