Meet the Monteiro family, they are Brazilian, entrepreneurs and they did everything I asked for (laughing out loud). Hey, these people are funny, and we had a wonderful time photographing at the Baker Park in Frederick, MD.
We have worked together in a few events, where Daniel A.K.A. Dj Goiano was playing and Debora was helping to shake the floor. Details about their company are described bellow on their interview, that shares with great details of how they met (it is worth it reading), plans for future and much more!
Have a lovely spring :)
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Daysy: How old are your kids now?
Debora: Manu is 5, Jeje is 3. They are the best part of us.
Daysy: Daniel, how did you learn to play the Cow Horn?
Daniel: I am from Goias, Brazil and back in the days my grandfather, uncles use to tell me and my cousins how the would call the cows when they used to go collect them, check on them and transport them from one site to another. They used the "berrante" and all the cows used to obay the command. So I got interest in learn, but I never earned one. So I moved to the US in my young age and never got to earn one, until a friend of mine gave me one as a gift The little one that my son took the picture with. I than started to practice and watching videos. When I got merried my brother in law came to visit me one day and he brought me that bigger one. I have it more for fashon, show, display. I don't have a lot use for it. But the interesting thing is that my son that is only 3 years old, already having pashion for this thing. I don't think he knows what it is, he doesn't understand yet. But when he sees me playing my, he runs into the room and grab the little one and also start to play, and believe or not he does play pretty good for his age. I hope I can one day seat down with him and learn more about the history of the "Berrante". In English you is just "cow horn"
Daysy: How do you guys manage your business and personal life?
Daysy: We are still figuring this out. But to be honest with you it is grace. There is no explanation on how we can work full time, raise kids and on the top of that managing our small business. Daniel is also going for his Master in Computer Forensic Management so its being crazy those days, but we try to be persistent, count on family, friends, reliable people, we try to focus the most we can on our tasks and do everything with gratitude and always do our best. It is not easy since we are humans, but we have faith and also we are working hard to make this happen.
Daysy: How did you guys met?
Debora: This is going to get very exited now... So it was meant to be. I got earlier at work (I was working at the Bank of Brazil Foundation at that time) and I decided to open my personal email and check it before the day started. It was a long time that I did not check it so it was tons of junks, advertisements... Since I never got anything on my email I selected all and I clicked on delete. But I got a "tilt" thing and one email opened. It was from a unknown person saying Hi, I am Daniel Monteiro I know your cousins from the Baptist Church and I want to know you a little better since I hear you are coming to US...
I was like: Who? When? How? that is my part, first contact ever
He needs to tell you his side, it is a little bit more complicated than mine. But I have proofs that he wrote with his own hands that he was in love with me before he met me... Tell him I won! because he never accepts when I am the winner! hahahahha
After that, we kept chatting and we met in person about 6 months later in Brazil, Brasilia airport. My visa was denied and he went to Brazil to visit his FAMILY... When I saw him I though OH MAN HE LOOKS LIKE A BASKETBALL PLAYER! I could not miss that.
Daysy: How did you guys met?
Daniel: No comments on the note above about how we met. She added extra note there, but the fact is that after she finished reading my e-mail, she was mine already! LoL
Daysy: How long before you were have you decided to get married?
Debora: is 30 days acceptable? hahahhaha
We dated for 30 days while he was in Brasilia and the plan was for me to try to go to the US. Apply for my aupair visa, etc. guess what? It was declined 3 times! I never heard of someone that got the Aupair visa declined besides me. So I thought that that was the end. then Daniel asked my parents to permission to marry me... I could not say no. HE WAS WITH THAT BASKETBALL LOOK... That was unbelievable. about 6 months after we met we where married.
Daysy: Daniel, tell us a little bit about your business.
Daniel: I DJ as a hobby, never had time to take it very serious like I should because I'm very busy with work, family and school. Music has always been something that I wanted to be involved with, but never been able to learn how to play insturments. I did take some lessons for drumms which I have knowledge of play, basic beats. My wife's cousin asked that I DJ at couple of parties since they didn't have anyone to DJ and didn't want to pay too much. After I DJ these parties, I thought that I could use it as a hobby. Something that would help me relax on the weekends. I am an IT person, and technology does make us a bit stress. Lately I have been playing in a lot of special events such as weddings, birthdays and companies events, and I've been enjoying it. I play all type of music although I try not to use music that is not family friendly "music with profenity words", but I play Brazilian, American, Spanish, African... Visit Daniel's Company here!
Daysy: How do you see yourselves in 10 years?
Debora: I want to get more education, empower people around me, I want to participate on my kids education and travel the world with them before they go for college. A dream live could be no debts life, so I want to be working happily and keep my sanity and health in a good shape.
Daniel: Done with my Master, full of energy to keep up with my kids activities, and traveling with family.
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