Luis was born in 1982 in Oporto. He received a bachelor’s degree in Photography and an Academic Degree in Arts and Communication by ESAP – School of Arts of Oporto - Portugal. He did an internship in the Portuguese newspaper “PÚBLICO” in 2003, and since then has followed his path as a freelancer Photojournalist, having published on the most important Portuguese newspapers and magazines. Since 2007 he has been working for the agency called NFACTOS, responsible for some of his occasional international jobs for other agencies such as REUTERS and AFP - AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE. As a wedding photographer, bearing in mind the perspective of a photojournalist, he creates a photographic narrative, without any posing and with a lot of spontaneity.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Luis. The following awards have been earned by Luis from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
I love images that work well at first glance but then reveal an added bonus when you look a little longer. My eye goes to the boys — who are fun — then the bride, but the groom’s reaction really brings it home. Nice job.
At least the cake wasn’t ruined by the rain, and that would definitely be something for a bride to be grateful for. The woman in white, one would assume, is the bride but knowing for sure doesn’t really matter. This is a successful image regardless. Of course, I suspect there were more than a few gleeful children who would later join her in gratitude. It’s all in the lighting...that’s what makes this photo glow.
While most photographers might focus on the person, this photographer took a chance on photographing the action of opening a bottle of champagne. The light was very nice and the woman in the background adds that human element that is so important in the photojournalism-style of photography.
Because the bride appears to be laughing (and we assume she wasn't hurt) we can laugh with her rather than at her, and appreciate this as one of those unscripted moments that made their wedding unique.