My name is Miguel Ponte and I am a portuguese wedding photographer based in Madeira Island, in Portugal. Despite having studied psychology, my true passion has always been photography. Actually, those two facets of my life compliment each other so well – to photograph people, you have to understand them.
Besides several Fearless, ISPWP, This is Reportage, XP Photographers, Prowed and MyWed awards, I also received 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. However, besides the affection and hapinness of my clients my major award is being the father of a little girl which is one of my greatests achievements and the source of my inspiration.
I am also proud of being one of the ambassadors of KoyLab, a Portuguese company specialized in taylored albums, which I see as a second family. I am also an ambassador for Imagen-Ai a lifesaver software for the busiest photographers, which saves years of life in editing, using artificial intelligence.
I have also been regularly invited to be a jury member at international photography competitions, such as case of XP Photographers, This is Reportage, MyWed Awards, Inspiration photographers, the Irish IPVAP or Fotografi-Cameramani and also to lecture in some major photography events in Portugal like Konnecting 2022 and The Way 2022, which is always inspiring.