JordanaSoliel Monteiro, born in 1985, to Monéca Monteiro-White and Steven Ellis, is a photographer from Boston and founder of Who Loves You Photography. JordanaSoliel’s love for capturing moments began with her “Uncle Jerry” documenting family events through snapshots. JordanaSoliel is the youngest of her mother’s two children and one of the youngest of her generation in the “Monteiro Family”. The birth of 13 nieces and nephews,1 God-daughter, and 1 Great- Nephew presented JordanaSoliel her first opportunity to document life through photography, like her Uncle Jerry once did for her.
JordanaSoliel’s interest in capturing moments led her to take photography courses at Concord-Carlisle High School. Here, she got the wonderful opportunity to be taught and mentored by Mr. David Prifti (now deceased), a MFA Yale University School of Art and BFA Mass College of Art graduate. Mr. Prifti seen potential in JordanaSoliel and started her off with a box painted black, a piece of copper and photo paper. This was a practice to ensure her appreciation of photography and its history. Through Mr. Prifti’s lessons he unknowingly pushed her curiosity and talent to pursue photography.
JordanaSoliel dedicated her adolescence to the youth in the city of Boston and surrounding areas. She serviced people of the community holding job positions at The National Park Service, Youth Opportunity Boston, The Patriots Trail Girl Scout Council, and The Littleton Group Home. The experiences gained throughout her life and career exposed her to the beauty and ugly the world holds.
JordanaSoliel travels a great amount, to expose the world to people who do not normally leave their hometowns, and encourage people to want to see new environments and enjoy new experiences. Behind the camera JordanaSoliel enjoys being able to capture moments that last forever and capture sights that people miss. JordanaSoliel is extremely conscious behind the camera provoking people to feel the beauty around them and feel a responsibility to heal the despair that is caught behind her lens.