We had the good fortune of connecting with Cleanne Viana and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cleanne, what makes you happy? Why?
What makes me happy is getting to wake up every morning and knowing I get to do what I love everyday. Not having to worry about someone bossing me around and telling me what to do or waking up having to do a 9-5. I feel like when you have found your passion, you should work towards it and live your life and the best life you can possibly live. What also makes me happy is being surrounded with the people I love and the people who motivate me the most to keep moving on and working for my next goal. Being surrounded with people that only want to see you succeed is the best motivation you can have.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I feel like what sets me apart is how I try to create unity in all my photoshoots. I love shooting with a group of people because it helps me get more content but not even that, it helps them create connections and hopefully long lasting friendships in the future. Im most proud of my event called “Woahs World. “Woahs World is an event I put together 2 times a year. Its an event were I bring people together at my studio QP Studios where you can get professional pictures taken for $20, network, meet people, and just have a great time. Each time I throw this event I see the connections that are made and friendships that are made and it fulfills my heart seeing people connect through my event. My journey was not easy but what helped me overcome all the challenges was the people I was surrounded with and those are the people that made me keep going and not giving up. I want the world to know that to never give up on your dreams and the people you are surrounded with matters because those are the people that are going to push you to keep going.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my best friend around the whole South Florida area especially Miami. There are many beautiful paces in the South Florida area like downtown Fort Lauderdale, downtown Miami, Wynwood, the art district, and etc. I would eat at this spot called Japangos which has the best sushi in town and grab a drink at the local bars in downtown Fort Lauderdale and hang out at the beach because it bring me peace and has me in y thoughts.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The people that have been there for me since the beginning that have helped me through out this journey is what deserves this whole shout out. I want to give a special shoutout to Luke, Eli, Maine, Gid, French, Mel, Saulo, Brizzy, Melo, Kaitlyn, Chloe, Jayda, Gabby, Jewles, Sarah, Connor, Jay, Andre, Mark, Nick, Cleber, Leanna, Makayla and etc. These people and more have helped me through my journey since the beginning and it’s a blessing to have them in my life still today.
All image credit: @woah.cv