Arte Magna | wedding photographer | Portugal | THE WED

Teresa and Dado, a talented duo of wedding photographers, were brought together by fate over a decade ago
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Teresa and Dado, a talented duo of wedding photographers, were brought together by fate over a decade ago

Together, they helm Arte Magna, a photography enterprise with its roots tracing back to the 1970s when Teresa's father founded it. Operating from the picturesque North of Portugal, Arte Magna extends its services worldwide.

They firmly hold the belief that photography serves as a cornerstone in preserving the essence of momentous occasions like weddings. 

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“We strive to create authentic, genuine, timeless, and emotional memories that become cherished family heirlooms, passing down through generations”

Their approach is characterized by a natural and unobtrusive style, capturing weddings in a documentary fashion, with a keen focus on emotions, aesthetics, and those fleeting, in-between moments. However, they are equally passionate about crafting portraits and relish the opportunity to create images infused with editorial flair or a timeless, classic look.

Their deep commitment and personal involvement ensure that each wedding day is uniquely captured, allowing everyone to journey through time and relive the joyous celebration.


Couple
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26 February 2024

Teresa and Dado of Arte Magna are absolutely phenomenal

Not only are they super talented and professional, but they are absolutely lovely people at heart. We feel so lucky that they were able to capture and be a part of our big day. We selected them as vendors and felt we left as friends!! We felt at ease the whole time and had a TON of fun while at it (that's saying something because we are NOT picture people!!) Highly recommend booking them!! The photos speak for themselves, but the experience is even better! Thank you, Teresa and Dado!

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Couple
5
26 February 2024

Teresa & Dado are the most amazing photographers

They are lovely people, and they were always available to help us with the wedding planning and also on the day of the wedding. They are kind and fun and, at the same time, very professional. We are delighted to have worked with them. Our wedding photos are absolutely spectacular! We couldn´t have wished for anything else; they truly show every single detail of the day and the happiness we experienced on the best day of our lives.
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Couple
5
26 February 2024

We hope to see them again in the future!

Our wedding planner sourced Arte Magna as photographers for our wedding, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Teresa and Dado. Choosing a photographer for your wedding can be very scary, but from the moment we saw Arte Magna's website, we knew we wanted to work with them. In addition to their amazing website and portfolio, they are very lovely, nice, and accommodating in person. We wanted someone to capture organic, candid photos of our wedding day, and that’s exactly what we got. We shared our insecurities and concerns ahead of time, like photos that don't feel like us, or too few photos with friends and family. They heard us and made sure to prioritize exactly what we wanted. We felt totally comfortable every step of the way, and the photos turned out gorgeous. They provided great art direction, guiding us on what to do, where to be, and how to get the perfect poses. They even invited our friend, who is an amateur photographer, to join in taking some photos alongside them. Leading up to the wedding, they were very organized and attentive. They sent us a little welcome kit in advance, which was such a nice touch! We received a questionnaire as well, to make sure they understood what we wanted, what we did not want, and any special family information. Teresa even gave my wife some of her sunscreen on the wedding day so that she wouldn't get sunburned in her dress! If you are thinking of hiring Arte Magna, don't hesitate! 

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Couple
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26 February 2024

Teresa & Dado have truly delivered the wedding images of our dream

We booked them when we were still living outside of Portugal, and they made time to chat with us virtually, as well as, meet up when we were visiting over the busy Christmas season. Their love for making beautiful pictures and passion shines through in the delivery and their communication. I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you once again, and we hope to be able to make more memories through your lens again someday!

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Couple
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26 February 2024

Thank you!

Teresa & Dado captured our destination wedding weekend for us in the Douro Valley. Our desire was to capture the natural beauty of the surrounding Douro Valley, the majesty of the changing autumn colors, and to work alongside people who were genuine, creative, lovely, and thoughtful. Teresa & Dado at Arte Magna delivered all of it and more. Despite not having met them in person before our wedding weekend, they immediately put us at ease with their friendly and kind approach. They are easy to get along with and communicate well. They are professionals through and through, but beyond that, they are truly deep, beautiful, creative, romantic souls, and they care deeply about their art. I could not have asked for better photographers for one of the most beautiful weekends of my life. They are artists, and they take it seriously, but are the gentlest, most loving souls in the world. If you are looking for a photographer that is demanding, rigid, or typically professional and “cold”, they are not right for you. If you are looking for partners who love and are excellent at what they do and are genuinely sweet human beings, you’ve found them in Teresa and Dado. Our photos are absolutely magical, and capture our weekend perfectly. 

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Couple
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26 February 2024

We highly recommend Arte Magna Fotografia!

We live in New York and had our destination wedding in Porto. Coordinating from far away can be stressful, but Teresa and Dado were well organized, responsive and helpful during the entire process! On the day of the wedding, they ran around the entire time catching every possible moment of our special day! They knew exactly the best locations and time for pictures! In addition to taking the photography, they were sweet, kind, funny, and helpful!! They provided useful advice and carried all sorts of helpful supplies like hair pins!! We both felt so comfortable with them and their presence truly added to the entire special day! The pictures are AMAZING and really do a great job capturing our wedding! They are beautiful and they did such a great job getting pictures of so many people and moments throughout the day!! We can’t thank them enough for helping making everything so special! 

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Couple
5
26 February 2024

The best photographers in the world!

I never expected my wedding photos to be so perfect, I felt like I was in a real photo editorial! I really recommend it. Without a doubt something to invest in to have good memories after the wedding.


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