Carlos Porfírio

Carlos Porfírio

Laranja Metade

Based in Lisbon

1 Fearless Award

Contact Carlos Porfírio

I was born in Luanda, Africa, and i lived there till i was 10 years old, time when i moved to Portugal. 
I've started my career working as a designer and web designer in a advertising company, but quickly i noticed that i was missing a very important part of my nature - to be connected to people and all the emotions related. 
I then studied direction of photography and worked for awhile in TV, fiction, advertising, as well contributing as a freelancer photographer in different agencies.  
Since then, i've been connected and inspired by different people, places and cultures, by a simple smile, a color or just with mother nature in its state of art. 
I work professionally in the wedding industry for more than 12 years, on behalf of Laranja Metade [Half Orange] brand, as a parallelism to those looking for their soul mate (the half part). In the past years more as Destination Wedding Photographer. 
I want to be true and honest when I document a wedding. To observe and write creatively all the feelings related to the key and unexpected moments, in a natural way. 
I will be honoured to embrace this journey with you.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I'm based in Lisbon, Portugal, but i am available worldwide. 
I don't ask any fees for weddings located till 50 kms from Lisbon; extra values may be considered depending the distance of the Wedding or in case i need accommodation.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I work as professional wedding photographer for more than ten years and i have photographed more then 200 weddings as main photographer.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I work as a photojournalist. I like to discreetly observe and write creatively the key and unexpected moments that will evoke the true and strongest feelings about the couples day.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

Photography + Video + Digital Album

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I have a studio where the team work as well a fifteen square meter for studio sessions - family and couple photoshoot.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

Direction of photography then i have studied in IPF (Portuguese Photography Institute);  
Many masterclasses with some of the best directors and photography directors like David Lynch and Christopher Doyle.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

I'm a husband and father of 2 wonderful and crazy daughters that teach me to be a better person every new day. 
I love to spend my time with family and earn their love and happiness, to shoot my vintage 35mm and Medium Format cameras, camp with my VW T2 Van and to ride my vintage BMW R100 Motorbike.


3 Featured Couples

20 Recommendations

Amazing photographer and videographer! We booked our engagement photoshoot and wedding video with Laranja Metade and we were extremely happy with the results. We are from canada and he made the destination wedding and photoshoot super fun. Carlos and his team were super accommodating, professional and went above and beyond to capture all the possible angles/shots. Our wedding video was truly above our expectations and couldn't be happier with having chosen Carlos to capture our special day! Thank you Carlos and your team!
Carlos and the guys were excellent. They captured every second of the day yet never imposed or intruded.Our wedding party travelled from Ireland to Portugal for our wedding at the Quinta de Sant'ana vineyard, Gradil. From start to finish, they made the whole day so relaxed, seamless and great fun! They are sooo friendly and open. All our guests were really impressed with them and still talk about their professionalism. The final product has blown us all away. Book Laranja Metade! You'll not regret it.  
We highly recommend the Laranja Metade team! We held our destination wedding in Lisbon and Carlos helped make sure the day ran smoothly. He worked with us to plan a photography schedule for the day to ensure we would have time for all the photos we wanted, and was open to our specific ideas for images and scenes to capture. His style is artistic, comical, and thorough. After receiving the final photos, we are very impressed with the quality and will treasure all the photos for decades to come. He was very responsive to our feedback. In the final videos both short and long, he seamlessly and Read More artistically matched the lyrics of our first dance song with the exact choreographed movements. The final product is incredible! The photos and videos beautifully captured the true essence our wedding day in a way that helps us hold onto the memory forever.

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