I am Mauro Correia, a Family and Wedding Photographer based in Figueira da Foz, a beautiful coastal city in Portugal, and available to travel worldwide to capture beautiful, emotional, and magical moments.
I started in full-time wedding photography five years ago. Before that, I made other kinds of photography, mainly landscapes and events.
I usually say that I started in wedding photography almost by accident and with a lot of resistance, since I thought it could be a very boring kind of work. But after my first two weddings I completely fell in love with documenting one of the most important days in someone’s life.
Weddings give me all I need to be a super happy photographer while working at the same time. They give me the chance to connect with a lot of people, have fun and tell real stories with my pictures, photographing a rollercoaster of emotions during a day.
I would describe myself as an unconventional documental wedding photographer, inspired by life, love, and unique moments. My goal is to document all the passion, happiness, and drama of a wedding day with inspirational and natural images.
The way I like it? No poses, no formal and boring stuff!!! Just real and unique, powerful and spontaneous moments.
This kind of work gave me the chance to have some awarded work last year in This Is Reportage, Wedding Photography Select and Inspiration Photographers, being also featured in several websites like, LOOKS LIKE FILM.
My go-to gear is…
I always work with two cameras on me, to be able to adapt instantly. A Nikon D750 and a Nikon D810 offer all I need during a wedding day. The Nikon D750 has an amazing focus, ISO, and dynamic range performance, and the Nikon D810, with 36MP, gives me the chance to crop a lot in post-processing, being the camera that I choose to carry my 28mm story-telling lens.
During 95% of a wedding day, I use only two lenses. A nifty fifty AF-S Nikon 50mm f/1.4 (on my Nikon D750) and an AF-S Nikon 28mm f/1.8 (on my Nikon D810). This is my main gear almost all day, and everything I need to carry on my body and build my story-telling style.
ALSO IN MY BAG
Even without using it too much, I carry a lot of gear to weddings, just in case. I always have in my bag a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 which I use for some portraits. I love this lens’ colors, killer compression, and the amazing glow and flare effect I get with this lens at 2.8.
I also carry an AF-S Nikon 85mm f/1.8, AF-S Nikon 35mm f/1.8, and an AF-S Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8, which is my go-to lens for almost all the dance floor action. I know it’s to much to carry, but I want to feel that I have everything I need if it happens.
I try to photograph mainly with natural light, but I carry a lot of light to be prepared for all kinds of situations.
I don’t use much on-camera flash, but when I do, I use a Nikon Speedlight SB-700. I also always carry in my bag a LitraTorch 2.0, which can help me in some unexpected bad light moments, or to fill some shadows in some kind of pictures.
For my off-camera flash shots, mainly during the reception and party, I use Two Cactus RF-60 with Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6 II on my cameras. Since I always prefer to work with constant light, recently I bought a Godox LC500 LED ice light which I use in some situations.
I also carry a MagMod Wedding Starter Kit which has anything I need for my flash photography.