We are Menino Conhece Menina and we are wedding photographer.

We do it in a documentary, emotional and genuine way. We believe that this is the way to ensure that, in each photograph, emotions are real and moments are authentic. We believe that, thus, each photograph is loaded with value and meaning.

On your wedding day, silently but attentively, without conditioning or embarrassing you, we will collect everything: smiles, tears, looks, hugs, laughter, chills, toasts, jumps, dances, falls, kisses. All the time and everywhere, even under tables or through the slit of the door, we will look for the beauty and the poetics of real life.

Your wedding photos will save for the future this part of your life. When the memories start to dissolve in the distance, those photos will be the ignition that will activate your memories and transport you back to that time, to your people and to yourself. We believe they are a precious legacy. With them, we participate in the construction of your family’s visual heritage.
Our photographs will take your grandmother to your grandchildren.

. weddings

. couple sessions

. family sessions

26 de March de 2024

Menino conhece Menina, wedding photographers in Venice in time of Covid19

Menino conhece Menina, wedding photographers in Venice for a day and photographers of the impossible for a week.
1 de May de 2022
best of 2020-2021 wedding photographers menino conhece menina

Best of 2020-2021 as wedding photographers

From this elongated and singular time that was the pandemic period, these are the images of our work as wedding photographers that touch us the most. They are the ones that made us shiver at the moment of shooting, the ones we wept for at the moment of editing (yes, it happens too!); they are the spectacular ones that jumped into the camara by themselves, and they are the subtle ones that we had to find on little cat feet. Some are obviously recognizable, others were silent hidden treasures among an immense myriad.
13 de April de 2022
menino conhece mundo boy and girl jumping in the sand at sunset

Menino conhece Mundo

From Menino conhece Menina (Boy meets Girl) arises Menino conhece Mundo (Boy meets World), walking the paths of documentary family photography. (...) Soup bowls, ball games, scratched knees and ice cream mouths here will be. Birthday candles, ocean dives and holly water on the head. Documentary family photography – of those families we cross paths with and of our own! – sheltering life, collecting it and transporting it to the future. The everyday life and the special days of life!
29 de March de 2022
iceland engagement session couple with pijamas and bags

Iceland engagement session

2020 opened with an engagement session in Iceland, in the first days of January. It was a dream coming to life: landscape, waterfalls, glaciers and auroras; travel, challenge and adventure! A couple was crossing the world, from China, and was taking us with them to live this adventure. They would be subject, in between the white, in our photographs. Adventure was what we had, but in a very different way from what we expected!
21 de May de 2021
children hand writting drawing family wedding photography

9 years of wedding photography in a new online home

www.meninoconhecemenina.com matures a little more. It shows in the best possible way us and our work, today. It is simple and minimal, quiet and discreet - just like us! We try to leave all the protagonism to the photographs - just as, in the wedding day, we try to leave the protagonism to people and their moments.
10 de December de 2020

30 rising stars Rangefinder | menino conhece menina

This year and as in 2019, we were nominated as finalists in the competition 30 Rising Stars 2020 of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder. (...) This is one of the most desired and hard to achieve titles in the area of wedding photography, so these nominations make us very happy and proud.
wedding photographer self portrait with camera toys headshot Patrick Daniel Monteiro Ana Raquel Pratas

Raquel likes books and words, the crags and the gorse of her childhood village. She is afraid of airplanes but loves airports. She hates goodbyes and she balances on long hugs of reunion.

Daniel is a maker and does not rest until he has invented a solution to the problems that come his way. He loves statistics and probabilities. He has no fears or brakes and he never lacks ideas.

We are Daniel and Raquel and this is a story of Boy meets Girl (in portuguese: Menino conhece Menina).

We are connected by love and life, our little ones, photography, architecture and the Olive Theory.

We walk together, always!
Two left eyes, two fingers on the trigger, only one heart!

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