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HI and WELCOME!

Thank you for considering me to document your celebration. Below you will find all the information about the wedding and elopement packages, options, extras and the answers to the most common questions I get asked.

I can’t wait to celebrate with you!

-Pedro

weddings & elopements price guide

IMPORTANT! What is included in every collection:

  • Pedro as the photographer. You can add a second photographer to any collection (recommended for weddings bigger than 150 guests).
  • Free engagement session (a €650 value):  I’d like to know you before your wedding day, so we throw in a free engagement session, for which I will be delighted to travel in case you can’t make it to Portugal before the wedding date. (price will not be reduced if you choose not to do the session).
  • Private and password protected gallery: all images are delivered in high resolution via a private online gallery within 8 weeks of wedding day.
  • All travel and accommodation expenses in Portugal. Madeira & Açores adds €1000. International travel TBD.

Elopements

Coverage up to 3 hours by Pedro.
100+ high res images, carefully selected and individually edited by Pedro.
All your breath-taking photos in a secured & private online gallery.

€2500

Weddings

Coverage from 4 hours to full day by Pedro.
500+ high res images, carefully selected and individually edited by Pedro.
All your heart-warming photos in a secured & private online gallery.

€6000

Kind words

“ We cannot say enough good about Pedro. We asked him to shoot our wedding in California two years before the date as we knew from the start that he was who we wanted to capture our day. (...) From the very first call, he made us feel comfortable and heard in our hopes for the day. He embodies "go with the flow," but still made sure to give helpful suggestions where he thought it important.(...) At the wedding itself, Pedro became a part of the day. He blended in to the point that everyone forgot to behave like there was a photographer around, which was exactly what we wanted. He captured the smallest moments you wouldn't even think to take a picture of, resulting in photos of laughter and tears that we'll love for the rest of our lives. I cried happy tears upon seeing the photos because he somehow was able to capture the people we love exactly as we see them. Our favorite photos aren't the posed ones (which are gorgeous in their own right), but the ones he snuck while we were lost in the happiness of the day. “

COUPLE

Sara & Mathias

LOCATION

Yosemite, California

Kind words

“ Where to begin? Everything was absolutely perfect! From the moment we received a reply from Pedro and Marina we knew that we had made the right choice. They encapsulate the meaning of professionalism yet somehow manage to capture the day as if they are long lost members of your family. Capturing perfect, sometimes overlooked or forgotten moments. I couldn’t recommend these two highly enough. If you’ve seen their work and like the style/vibe then believe me, you will not be disappointed when you meet/speak to Fotografamos! Still to this day we have strangers contacting us asking who did our wedding photos, and were always more than happy to point them this way. Thank you Pedro and Marina for absolutely blowing our minds with the pictures and moments shared! “

COUPLE

Laura & Pax

LOCATION

Algarve, Portugal

Kind words

“ Pedro and Marina photographed our wedding in California in 2019 and we have said time and time again that they were arguably the best choice we made about our wedding day. They're so kind, professional, easy to work with, and of course their work is stunning. (...) They captured our day perfectly and made us feel at ease. My favorite part of looking through our photos when we got them (which were right on time) was seeing moments they photographed that I don't even remember being aware of them being there for. They captured up close and personal moments but at the same time were completely out of the way. I would choose them time and time again and truly cannot recommend them enough for both their beautiful work and because they are lovely, generous, amazing people. “

COUPLE

Mel & John

LOCATION

Sebastopol, California

Kind words

“ There are not enough words to describe how amazing our experience with Pedro was and how grateful we are to have had him photograph our wedding. From the Skype calls to get to know us and surprise planning notebook he sent us, to the "sneak-peak" Polaroids he gave us at the end of the night and the picture video he put together prior to finalizing the photo gallery - Pedro put so much thought and care into the process from the beginning to the end. On the day itself, Pedro felt like one of the family and was truly a joy to be around. As for the final photos, they are beautiful, high-quality, and so life-like - he captured the heart and soul of our wedding. Pedro is an artist and his vision and passion are apparent in every photo. We couldn't be happier with Pedro's work and wish he lived closer to capture every special moment for us!“

COUPLE

Christine & Felix

LOCATION

Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Hindu ceremony at Tivoli Seteais

Kind words

“ Pedro & Marina were absolute gems to work with. Not only were they fun, loving, and just a pleasure for us to be around, they wonderfully transformed our memories into something tangible that we can reminisce on for the rest of our lives.

We are forever grateful! Thank you for everything!

COUPLE

Neil & Brygida

LOCATION

Sintra, Portugal

Kind words

"Pedro & Marina did an amazing job photographing our wedding in Portugal. We went through a LOT of photographers portfolios in both the UK and Portugal and Fotografamos stood out immediately. We really wanted to find a photographer with a documentary style of photography, without many posed photos and that's what we got with Pedro & Marina. They capture beautiful moments and did it in a way that didn't interfere with the day at all. We felt really comfortable working with Pedro from the moment we met him and he fitted in straight away with the rest of our guests. This made all the difference.

Pedro shared a huge gallery of pictures with us and we've got far too many favourites to choose from! I would happily recommend Pedro & Marina to my friends/family, they were a joy to work with."

COUPLE

Úna & Andreas

LOCATION

Sintra, Portugal

Kind words

“ We selected Pedro as our photographer for our wedding in Australia after being recommended by another photographer and seeing his amazing portfolio online. From looking at his other wedding shots, I had the sense that I could hear the laughter and music captured in these still shots and I knew we had to book him! He was such a treat to work with and to have around. He made the whole photography experience really natural and easy for my partner and I. We simply enjoyed our wedding day and he worked his magic on the side. I showed a friend a simple headshot that Pedro took of us on the day, and she burst into tears commenting on how genuinely and deeply happy we looked which speaks to Pedro's talent in capturing the raw emotions - exactly what we were after. Thanks Pedro!!!“

COUPLE

Charity & Frank

LOCATION

Hobart, Tasmania
colourful bride and groom exiting Penha Longa Sintra

Kind words

“ We absolutely adore Pedro and Marina! They are truly special people who are made to do what they do. (...) They know what family and love is all about and that translates visually through their photos. I have amazing pictures not only of us two but really wonderful photos of our family and friends. They touch upon all the emotional notes of a wedding day and you end up with photos of moments that you remember, as well as all the ones that were happening around you that you never even knew about. Through their photos, you learn more about your wedding day, not only to relive it as you thought it was but to experience it all over again as if anew through different angles and light.(...) They have been a dream to work with and I highly recommend them to any couple or family looking to have a beautiful record of life's most important moments/milestones.“

COUPLE

Dana & Randy

LOCATION

Penha Longa, Portugal
madeira wedding photographer

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“ I can't recommend Pedro highly enough. Not only he is an amazing photographer but it was so easy to work with him. He travelled for our wedding is Azores and everything went without a hiccup. What amazing attention to detail! “

COUPLE

Anneke & Vitaly

LOCATION

Açores, Portugal

FAQS

OK, we've seen all your work and we're ready to book you. What's next?

Great! We will meet over a video call or get together for a cup of coffee if you’re local and talk it out. If we’re the right match, I’ll just need a signed agreement and a 50% deposit.

Where are you located?

I am based in Aveiro, Portugal. I live by the river with my beautiful family, just a couple of hours’ drive away from Lisbon and 45min from Porto. Regardless, all collections include travel and accommodation in Portugal. Please enquiry for international travel.

We want to marry abroad. Do you travel for work?

Absolutely! I love traveling and documenting love stories across the globe. I’ve been to Tasmania, USAEgypt, Italy, France and many other places.
No wedding is too close, too far, or too remote.
My dream elopement destination is Yosemite!

How much is the deposit? How can I pay?

I accept payments via Bank Transfer, MBWay and all major credit cards via Paypal.
To fully secure your date, I’ll need a 50% deposit. The remaining balance is then paid in two parts: 25% mid year and the other 25% due two weeks prior to your wedding date.
A monthly payment plan can also be discussed.

What's your approach when photographing our wedding?

I try to be a “guest with a camera” and not a staff member. Often, guests ask me “have you been friends with Mel & John since college?” or “Did you meet them at work?” because I dress and behave like a good friend who’s there to document their happiness and celebration. My goal is to go unnoticed and capture all the key moments from within. Feel free to read the reviews on Google for a better understanding.

What is an elopement?

To elope means to get married without telling anyone. It’s a way to celebrate and promise your love to each other without the need for a big, formal wedding.
Also my favorite kind of celebration: intimate and personal.

We're having more than 150 guests at our wedding. Is that an issue?

I do prefer small and intimate ceremonies, but I’ve shot many large weddings in the past. For bigger weddings, I recommend including a second photographer to your collection for an additional €450.

The 12 hours might be a little short for our plans. Can you stay for longer?

You can add extra hours for €350/hour on the wedding day or if you already know you’ll need more hours, you can include them in advance in your collection for €250/h.

I’d love to have my images in print. Do you sell albums?

Yes I do! I’m a big believer of prints and I love seeing my work on paper, for generations to come. That’s why I’ve teamed up with an album supplier who makes them by hand right here in Portugal with eco-friendly materials. I have two sizes available (20x20cm and 30x30cm) and they are all printed on heavy-stock fine art paper and bound with organic linen. Click here for a full album example. Prices start at €600 for a 20x20cm, 20 pages album.

We will have a rehearsal dinner and a day-after BBQ with all the guests. Can you come and photograph those events?

Sure! Some celebrations are longer than others and extend for a few days before and/or after the wedding day and I’m very happy to be part of it all. My daily rate is €970 (3 hours included) + €250/hour.

Do you shoot portraits/engagements?

I do, yes. It’s a great way to know each other and break the ice. I know how awkward some people feel in front of the camera, but I’m there to make it all very easy and relaxed. Engagements start at €650 + travel fees.

What are your portrait/engagement sessions like?

In order to make them more personal, I like to either start in an intentional location such as your home or a somewhere we pre-pick, even if it’s hours (or days!) away. The focus of these sessions is about connection, relationship, adventure and authenticity. I’m going to make pretty photos, but hopefully these are the kinds of photos that outlast just one moment in your life and will be just as meaningful throughout your marriage. #legacy

We don't speak Portuguese. Nor any of our guests. Is that a problem?

Not at all! The vast majority of my clients is international, so English has become my second language.

How many photos do you deliver?

It really depends on a few variables; a 100 guest wedding will yield more photos than an elopement, for example. Typically, I deliver 50-100 images from engagement sessions, 200-300 from elopements and 600+ from bigger weddings.

When will the photos be ready?

For engagement/portrait sessions, you can expect to have your final – private and password protected – gallery 6 weeks from our shoot date. Weddings take a bit longer, but typically 6-8 weeks post wedding date.

Do you deliver color copies of the black and white images?

All black and white images are delivered as black and white only.

Do you shoot video?

I don’t. Video should be done by professionals who are passionate about filming your wedding like I am photographing it. In case you’d like to have your wedding on film as well, I can refer a few videographers who have a similar style to my photography.

Do you have backup gear?

I’m a bit O.C. with backups, so I carry two cameras at all times, plus one more in the bag, just in case. The cameras shoot to two separate memory cards, so I’m backing up immediately. I also carry extra lenses and extra memory cards. After every wedding and before I head back home, your images are backed up to five other different locations. Haven’t lost a single image in over a decade of shooting weddings.

How do we book you?

A signed agreement and a 50% deposit is all it takes to reserve your date and have me document your wedding day.

Dogs or cats?

Dogs! We rescued what we think is a Border Collie mixed with a Brittany back in 2016 and she’s the best dog ever.

EXTRAS & OPTIONS

Other sessions

In addition to weddings and elopements, I shoot engagement sessions, family & maternity and portrait sessions at €650 which include:

• one hour of photography
• minimum 50-70 photos
• fully edited, full resolution photos
• custom online gallery with unlimited downloads
• copyright release for personal use & print

Albums

I offer two album sizes and they are both bound with organic linen and printed on fine-art paper to last a lifetime. I offer a 15% discount on album orders at time of booking.

20-page 20x20cm: €650
20-page 30x30cm: €900

Additional page: €25

Shipping not included.

Travel & accommodation

I always try to find the best deals for flights, car rental and accommodation to be part of your special day.
No celebration is too far or too remote. My bags are always packed for adventure and I can't wait to get on a plane to document your love.
Travel expenses for a wedding in Europe typically range from €800 to €1200.

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