My name is Miguel Ponte and I was born in 1979, in Madeira Island, Portugal, a little portuguese island that lies 500 km (310 miles) off the coast of Africa, knowned by the alias pearl of the Atlantic, but also the island of eternal spring or even the garden island of the Atlantic. I am also the proud father of a little girl that showed me that love doesn't exist only in lenses . I have always considered myself as a family oriented guy with a taste for travel, a good talk, good food, good wine, coffee and general knowledge.
I majored in psychology and human resources management, but my true passion is in fact photography and capturing those little moments that reveal real emotions, with no scripts or any forced poses, accompanying the unfolding of events in the most genuine way possible.
My presence at weddings is usually discrete, interacting with the bride and groom and their guests in the softest and warm way so that they don't feel pressured, feeling free to share their special day with me and give me the enormous honor of capturing their memories.
Awards and other recognitions:
Golden Camera for European Wedding Photographer of the Year 2021
Photo of year award at the MYWED Awards 2018;
Nominated for the Golden Lens for the International Revelation Wedding Photographer of the Year 2020, by Inspiration Photographers;
Juri member of the 8th edition of the 2020 national wedding photography and videography contest held in Romania;
7 FEARLESS Awards;
8 REPORTAGE Awards;
14 ISPWP Awards;
10 WPJA Awards;
18 INSPIRATION Awards;