The photographer who took the first photograph of a wedding in Brazil in May 2015 has told Newsweek how she got the assignment.
The wedding, which took place in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, was a special one because the bride and groom were from different countries.
The photographer, who only gave her first name, Maria, said she had a lot of friends in Brazil and was surprised when she learned the groom and bride had both been born in Russia.
“I was so shocked.
They had their passports and I was completely surprised,” Maria said.
“I was in shock.
I didn’t know what to say.
I had no idea who he was, what country he was from.”
After seeing the photo and the wedding in person, Maria realized that her story was not unique.
“There are so many people like me who are going to get married to a person from another country and get married in a way that is very different from how they were brought up,” she said.
For her, this experience was a milestone in her journey of traveling the world and documenting weddings.
“It was really surreal and really surreal,” she explained.
“When you go out on your own and take photos you are in your own moment.”
The wedding, held at a bar, took place on the same day as a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The bride, who is a Russian citizen, was born in a Russian city in 1991 and later married a Russian national.
After the marriage, the bride married her Russian husband.
The wedding was held on a Saturday in front of a large crowd of people and Maria took her camera to the venue, where she captured the event from a distance.
Her first reaction was amazement and shock.
“It was very, very surreal,” Maria explained.
Maria, a photographer for a Brazilian advertising agency, was inspired by the photo of her wedding that she took on the day she met her husband.
“That was so amazing,” she recalled.
“But I was not thinking about the wedding.”
She said that the photo was also an inspiration for her and her team at a company that was advertising for wedding dresses in Brazil.
Maria, who lives in the city of Curitiba, started working for the company as a wedding photographer in 2013.
Her career has taken her around the world.
She was the first photographer to take photos of the U.S. president and a Chinese woman in Hong Kong.
She also traveled to India and South Korea.
She is also an avid photographer and has taken over 50 weddings in her career.
She said she is very proud of the photos she has captured.
“The more I have taken, the more I’ve learned about my work,” she told Newsweek.
“My job is to capture what I see.”