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Miguel Ribeiro Fernandes

Miguel Ribeiro Fernandes

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For me photography it's all about life, capturing emotions and unique moments. And what 's there better for it then a wedding? I photograph weddings in the exact same way I work on stories for newspapers and magazines. Focus on the high tension points and details that together will create the narrative of the day. All with a very candid approach. For me wedding photography is just another way of telling stories. A happy way. Filled with light and shadows, meaningful gestures, wide smiles. My style combines photojournalism and portrait. Clean and beautiful. 
I live in the city where I was born, Lisboa, Portugal. From up north Douro or sunny Algarve or Alentejo down south, I can document your day, forever. And off course, I love travel, so if you need me anywhere in the world, just send me the ticket.

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

I'm based in Lisbon, Portugal, but I'm available worldwide.  
Travel fees may be added, depending on location.

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

I have been a professional photographer since 1999. Started as a photojournalist, moving also to corporate photography and video later on. About 3 years ago I have started shooting weddings, first helping a friend as a second photographer. Got hooked. Loved it so much that I had to do it on my own.  
Haven't photographed that many weddings on my own, I would say 40 in the last 3 years. My focus is on quality.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Photojournalism and portrait. I focus on the high tension points and details that together will create the narrative of the day. All with a very candid approach. For me wedding photography is just another way of telling stories.

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

Engagement session + full reportage of the day, from dusk till dawn. I believe the engagement session is good for both, couple and me. The couple gets used to having me around, so in the big day they'll be more relaxed with my presence. Photos will be more natural. It's also the perfect moment to have great portraits of both, also exploring the location and surroundings of the wedding. And for me it's a great way to understand how the couple reacts to being photographed. In the day I love to start early in the preparations, documenting the ceremony and having a small portrait session of both, following everything through the day until the party.  
My packages start at 1000€.

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

I work at home, if you're coming to Portugal we can always meet somewhere nice, if not let's skype, sure.

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

I have studied photography in Ar.Co, arts school, and Cenjor, photojournalism school, from 1999 to 2000. I have also attended workshops, like one in 2007 with Magnum photographer, Christopher Anderson.

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

Happy husband and proud father, I love photography because for me it's like life, emotions and moments, have to make the best of it. Let's have fun!

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