My name is Miguel Ponte and I was born in 1979, in Madeira Island, in Portugal and I am the proud father of a little girl which is one of my greatests achievements and the source of my inspiration.
Despite my degree in psychology and human resources management, my true passion has always been photography. Anyway, it’s amazing how those two facets of my life compliment each other so well…to photograph people, you have to understand them.
I am certainly one of the most awarded wedding photographers of the last few years. Besides several Fearless, ISPWP, TIR awards won over the last couple of years, I already got some big accolades like photo of the year at the 2018 MyWed Awards, nominee for Inspiration Photographers’ 2020 international newcomer photographer and more recently I’ve won the Golden Camera for European Photographer of the Year 2021, in the wedding category, a prize awarded by a panel of 30 judges from the European Federation of Professional Photographers.
I am also proud of being one of the ambassadors of KoyLab, a Portuguese company specialized in printing and manufacturing photo albums in digital format. I have also been regularly invited to be a jury member in national and international photography competitions, such as case of XP Photographers or Fotografi-Cameramani and some of my photos have actually been published in magazines, newspapers and international blogs in articles about weddings.