Alvaro Goveia spent a large part of his childhood at the drive-in movies and snapping photos on family camping adventures in the wilds of Guyana, South America.
An early appreciation for glamour and beauty was influenced by his mother and aunts’ fondness for beauty pageants and the dresses these women would make at the kitchen table, while pouring over the latest magazines and dress patterns.
A seasoned photographer who works between Toronto and New York, Alvaro is well known for shooting images that capture a natural elegance and simplicity.
With a preference for shooting in natural light and bringing an honest and tasteful perspective to his photo subjects, Alvaro creates images that have an impact with minimal artifice.
The appeal to Alvaro’s body of work lies in his ability to tell compelling photo stories through simple expression and gesture, intelligent styling and the subtle play of light.
His work has been featured in a variety of publications including ELLE CANADA, GLOW, CHATELAINE, CHLOE, ONE, HOUSE & HOME, SHARP, FASHION, FLARE, CANADIAN LIVING, OCEAN DRIVE, GLOBE STYLE, WEDDING BELLS, DESIGN SCENE, MACLEANS, THE KNOT, BRIDES, THOUGHTFULLY, VARIETY, and TIME.