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21 de May de 2021
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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.
1 de May de 2020
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Wedding photography – the best of Menino Conhece Menina in 2019

This is the time when, in our life, the rhythm changes: it is the time when we have finally concluded the work of the previous year and we prepare to launch ourselves to the weddings about to start. It is the time when we can self-evaluate and when there is space to determine the targets and set the goals. (...) it is time for balance, time to look inside and to look back so that we can better reach the future. We revisited our work on wedding photography in 2019 and we bring you a selection of some of our favorite photographs.
14 de April de 2020

photography in times of COVID19

Our neighbor has a rooster! This wouldn’t be strange if we didn’t live in Porto city center. Perhaps the rooster has lived in the garden next to ours for many months but only now we have discovered it, now that COVID-19 interrupted the world and our work in photography, and locked us down. Every time the rooster crows, we laugh like fools, for the unusual of having a rooster neighbor, and our little ones cackle and run around the house flapping imaginary wings. On the living room couch, there are landing strips for our rooster-kids' flights...
4 de June de 2019

cabo espichel wedding

We all have favorite places and Cabo Espichel is clearly one of mine (this is Raquel at keyboard commands) since the time of Architecture studies and the enthusiastic passion for the Survey on Popular Architecture in Portugal. So, when the opportunity to photograph this wedding in Cabo Espichel came up, my heart was thrilled that one more dream was about to be fulfilled!
1 de May de 2019
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our best wedding photos in 2018

And so, in this 1st of May, we look at our closest yesterday, very happy for all the days before and, above all, eager to look to tomorrow. This is the best of us in 2018. It is the celebration of the extraordinary year we have lived but it is, more than anything, a motivational boost for 2019 that has just begun!
17 de April de 2019

Menino Conhece Menina in LUZO, wedding photography workshop

If we arrived nervous, terrified with the idea of so many eyes placed on us, we left refreshed and reinvigorated by this experience.
11 de February de 2019

best wedding photographers 2018 in WPJA and This is Reportage

2019 arrived and brought the news: we are among the 25 best photographers in WPJA in 2018. And the best is that this news comes together with another one already from December: we are among the 30 best photographers in This is Reportage.
11 de February de 2019
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destination wedding in Aldeia de Pedralva

Angela is from Braga, Laurentiu is romanian. They met somewhere in Europe and they came with their closest ones to make their Destination Wedding in Aldeia de Pedralva, in Algarve. It was the end of summer, with its long and golden sunsets and it was one of the more joyful weddings of 2017. And this story was yet to be told ...
28 de September de 2018
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This is How – wedding reportage taking place

There is finally a place that takes the wedding photography and discusses it deeply: not on presets or gadgets; hard and pure photography. ‘This is How’ is that place and, on its last edition there is a picture of ours.
16 de July de 2018

Wedding photojournalism – WPJA awarded photos

In this year editions of the WPJA wedding photojournalism contests, we have seen four of our images awarded in the general competition so far (contests 2018 v07 and 2018 v06) and also an extra photo awarded on the Engagement Portrait competition. ...
16 de May de 2018
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Almost Four

These photographs are the present that we want forever. It is our family seen by itself, three crossed views, over each other. Three! Our mini-Boy already has his time machine that he maneuvers devotedly and with passion. It is his world, seen from the top of his three anniversaries, printed with light and innocence. ...
7 de March de 2018
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wedding in Quinta de Sant’Ana

The day when Ana and Bennie said "Yes!" had the yellow from the walls of Quinta de Sant'Ana, had the green of the vineyards and of the olive leaves, had the straw color of pastures and paths. It had the white from the clouds and from the loose and lacy dress and it had the black from our look on all this, the look that had found, on the outline of the shapes over the light, the frame and path to the expression of the atmosphere and emotion of the day. ...
12 de October de 2017
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The Color of the Wind

“The biggest pain of the wind is having no color!” (Mário Quintana) On the wedding day of Rubina and Filipe, the wind was happier than ever. It was orange, blue, yellow. It was massive and thick smoke of baroque contours, it was marbling beams of light, sieved by the treetops, it was dense and thick haze, pierced by the pungent headlights of the van. ...
6 de September de 2017
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Rising up in Porto

Henrique and Joana are getting married! The “I Do” day approaches and the butterflies are starting with the stomach chills. They are counting the remaining hours. It is time to practice the dance and prepare the speech. Soon they will count the minutes and the steps to the church. ...
20 de August de 2017
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From Noxville to Porto

Between Porto and Knoxville there are 6,365.64 km and the sun rises 5 hours later. In Porto was born Manoel de Oliveira, from Knoxville arrives Quentin Tarantino. In Porto the toasts are with Port Wine, in Knoxville with Whiskey. Raquel left from Porto, Craig from Knoxville. They met somewhere in the world... Boy met Girl. ...
28 de June de 2017
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Love is Forever

With this gentleman and this lady we do not see love at its beginning, exuberant and energetic, we see it with the serenity and placidness of those who walk hand in hand for 35 years. But that's not all. Without them "Menino conhece Menina" (Boy meets Girl) would not be possible because there would be no Menino. We would be something like "Menina waits for Menino to come and meet her." ...