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.
51 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
14 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
6 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists
5 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Daniel Monteiro 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.