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Fabio Azanha

Portugal Wedding Photojournalism

After majoring in advertising, I worked in various fields of art and communication back in my native Brazil. But it was only in wedding photojournalism that I´ve found real vocation and passion. In 2007 I was privileged to be the first Latin American photojournalist to be recognized by a prestigious WPJA.

On the very day, I'm a discreet observer in search for the exact instant, applying the best technique, the right angle, the most favourable light, so that couples can hold on to the best moments of their big day.

14 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

25 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits

6 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists

1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles

The WPJA proudly recognizes Fabio Azanha as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.

4 'At Work' Photos

The following photos are of Fabio Azanha at work.

4 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Fabio Azanha.

Married: 7 years ago

Carmen & William

We live in London and recently got married in Portugal. I can't thank you enough Maria and Fabio for all of your help. Not only did you take the most amazing pictures of our special day, but you also were great in giving us lots of useful information to plan our wedding. We would highly recommend you to any couple looking to get married! Thanks Fabio and Maria!

Married: 7 years ago

Julia & Franck

We cant find strong enough words to describe our feelings right now towards your work..!!! We´ve spent 3 hours watching every single photo of our destination wedding in Portugal, and we are simply amazed by the result….!!! This is incredible, amazing, unbelievable, stunning,just breathtaking..!!! We just cant believe what you guys have achieved in terms of art level, photography, contrast, colours, the way you have played with every external elements, the natural light, the way you have managed to make us live again throughout the whole day…!!! So, from the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you guys for your time, dedication, passion,patience, love for your work, because you simply made this an unforgetable moment again. Thank you guys and lot´s of successes for the future!

Married: 8 years ago

Francine & James

Fabio and Maria, you were an absolute pleasure to work with from the start – Customer focus: you were very happy to meet us on more than one occasion to understand how we’d like our wedding day captured and were always very prompt to answer any of our emails (and the many queries from our parents!). In particular we were really touched when you sent us sneak previews of a selection of photos while we were on honeymoon. Proactive: you visited the venues independently to scout out the locations and lighting. On the day, you also took the initiative to speak to our priest and understand when they could take discretely photos during the mass. Professional: On the day, you seamlessly blended in with our guests, adapted flexibly to the flow of the day and captured the story and the emotions of the day beautifully. We are so pleased with our album and are so grateful to you for your hard work and patience! Thanks again to you both!

Married: 10 years ago

Fábia and Tiago

Fabio, there isn’t a fair way to thank you for the great job you did! It would be unthinkable for anyone to have the ability to immortalize in such a beautiful and unique way the amazing moments we spent on our wedding day! Because there are the small details that distinguish the good from the great, you are certainly a genius in what you do! Because you helped to immortalize one of the most important days of our lives, I thank you with all my heart for these beautiful images that will always keep in mind the emotions that we lived on our special day! And since a picture is worth a thousand words ... Yours will be worth for a million! Thank you!