My name is Miguel Ponte and I was born in 1979, on Madeira Island, in Portugal, which is an amazing blessing, because there is no better place to live 🙂
I have a degree in psychology and human resources management, but my true passion has always been photography, especially the challenge of capturing moments that reveal real emotions, with a simple click.
Despite being an award-winning wedding photographer in numerous professional associations and international renown contests and with several work published in different media, this fact is far from defining my essence as a photographer, because, in my view, photography will always be someyhing subjective. Still, I understand that external recognition turns out to be something natural when we decide to be better professionals every day, proving that we are on the right path and that we will be able to give the best to those who seek us.
In terms of personality, I like to think of myself as an outgoing introvert (yes, I know these words are opposite: D), with a healthy obsession with detail. In terms of preferences, I have a taste for travel, good food, wine and coffee, a good game of chess from time to time and I enjoy a good conversation on any topic.
It is also important to let you know that I am the proud father of a little girl, and that fact defines a large part of me, specially because it allowed me to know what is unconditionall love. That’s the reason why I could not miss a photo with her in my presentation 🙂