Born in France, grown between Portugal and Switzerland.
As a kid I wanted to become an architect and as an architecture student I wanted to work somewhere in between architecture and photography. Near the end of the course I bought my first dSLR, and as a photo-amateur started shooting in the streets.
I worked some time as an architect, then as an architectural photographer and later, by accident, I made my first wedding reportage. A year later I decided to give more attention to that empathy I felt with this area and, together with Raquel, my life companion, initiated "menino conhece menina" (in English it means BOY MEETS GIRL), a project over which we would shoot others boys and girls that love each other. Since then this work and this profession has been increasingly contagious and today we dedicate ourselves in full time to observe the happy lives that seek for our photos.
As a wedding photographer I found my expression in the emotions of the people I photograph, looking for an approach emotionally genuine and documental.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Daniel. The following awards have been earned by Daniel from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Beautifully shot. I love the reflection and the body language of the older women.
Itʼs a triptych within one frame. It also made me think of the Mutoscope. I still remember that device from my childhood - the lingering workhorses from the long bygone early days of motion pictures. In this image the angles are slightly different, one featuring the bride and father, another highlighting the mother. An interesting arrangement that challenges the mind.
Lovely graphics. The circle, the people, the petals make for a photo that screams JOY.
This image combined attention to detail, composition and moment all in one photo. I love the timing of the cat and the presentation in black and white really works with this photo.
Clear winner. Really strong graphic image that captures the moment and captivates the viewer. I might suggest that cleaning up the right side with a crop would make it even stronger but this is really a nice image.
Another nearly flawless frame. Precise composition, with each person in the frame being nicely separated. Great job!
The bride, surrounded by her attendants, becomes the focal point of an immaculate ballet, the result of a mirror image reflected in a glass-top table. The bride, as the traditional central player, is not only framed by this circle of light and shadow but all in this image form another traditional piece of the stage - the wedding ring whose circular form is intended to speak of partnership.