9 years have passed since our first wedding photography website was launched into the public world, archaic and simple. Menino Conhece Menina was born.
Photography had came along with Daniel since university: initially just an enthusiastic amateur, wandering through street photography; then trying his odds into architectural photography. When she fell in love with him, Raquel, who at the time was only fond of other people's photographs, was irremediably enthused by the allure of the act of photographing!
Wedding photography emerged suddenly, as great transformations in our lives usually do. On a sunny spring afternoon, the idea dropped in our lap “What if we did wedding photography?” It seemed like a strange idea, so far from our reality. But sometimes ideas keep popping up… “We could call ourselves ‘Esta é uma história de menino conhece menina’!” (which means ‘This is a story of boy meets girl’ - the day before we had seen the film 500 Days of Summer, which starts that way)
It was obviously too long as a name and it soon lost its preamble. ‘Menino Conhece Menina’ came through!
We gathered some of Daniel’s street photos, mixed them with words and launched ourselves in that first foray through the web. It was May 1st. Not knowing it yet, that day, we started to change our lives!
Thus, May 1st, anniversary of so many struggles that changed the world, is also a celebration day, on the scale of our small universe!
We usually use this time of year for balance and retrospective. And normally we would celebrate by publishing the best of our work in wedding photography last year. But last year was 2020...
Postponed weddings have been the norm for the past year and our work has been slight and sparse. Many photos filled our 2020 but they are mostly flights on the living room couch, bike races or bubble baths - our little ones in their little-life. (absolutely worth a Best of - promised for a coming time!)
When it comes to wedding photography, it was mostly a year of straightening the house. The time left over from weddings we did not photograph allowed us to look inside: structuring processes, finishing pending jobs, organizing files, preparing for the future. And along the way, we renewed the virtual window that allows us to reach you.
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. We find ourselves on this new website and we love to see our wedding photography on it.
We launch it today, as a celebration: our renovated online home, welcoming our most delicious memories of the last 9 years.
It is time to blow out the candles!
Photography and, this time, also Web design: Menino Conhece Menina