Algarve Wedding Photographer | Maria & Sandy

Maria & Sandy provide exceptional Algarve Wedding Photography

With a reputation of being the best Algarve Wedding Photographer

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Hi, we are Maria & Sandy, your Algarve Wedding Photographer


We love to tell stories and we love weddings. Storytelling in photography matters, because stories will last for generations. When you look back on your union after many years, your photographs should be able to pull you back into the emotions and the joy you have felt that day.

Thank you for taking your time to get known to us. We hope you like it and if you have any question about us being your Wedding Photographer, please feel free to contact us whenever you like. If you are in Portugal, please come say “Hello!”.


Maria & Sandy

We look forward meeting you, as your Algarve Wedding Photographer.

Why us?

Our clients choose us because of our reputation, our photographic style and attention to details.

We love what we do and this reflects in every wedding photograph we create.


Over the last years, we have built
an impeccable reputation within
Portugal and Europe.


We understand the importance
of your special day. Therefore
we are available by email, phone
and accessible at all times to
our clients.


Our style is unique, romantic,
natural and candid. It is based on
wedding photojournalism, dominated
by fine art and fashion photography.

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Portugal Wedding, Castro Marim Algarve

Wedding Photographer Algarve. Back in September, we were asked to photograph the ceremony of Bo&Lu, in Castro Marim, Portugal. They were panning everything from South Korea and what a great Algarve Wedding it was…

A bride and groom getting married at Panoramico, Praia Verde, Algarve. Photographed by Maria & Sandy Algarve Wedding Photography

Algarve, Meadhbh & Paul's Panoramico Wedding

We had the crazy luck to be Meadhbh’s & Paul’s Algarve Wedding Photographer at the O Panoramico at Praia Verde. They married next to the blue pool in the days bright sun…

Algarve Hochzeit Palacio de Estoi

Bruno & Ines Estoi Palace Wedding

Join our latest Algarvian Wedding we have photographed at the Estoi Palace with our amazing couple – Bruno & Ines. Perhaps one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Algarve…

Romantic Algarve Elopement near Sagres, photographed by Sandy & Maria Algarve Wedding Photography

Romantic Algarve Elopement

This romantic Algarve Elopement was our most favorite run away wedding this summer. These two lovebirds came all the way from Toronto, Canada. We have been writing and talking weeks before their special day…

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Estonia Early Engagement Shoot

Meet Siiri Kumari, one of the best Estonian fine art photographers, and her partner Tõnis. We met Siiri when she agreed to take Maria to an Estonian winter wedding as a second photographer. A winter wedding like no other…

A Small Wedding Algarve Elopement photographed by Maria & Sandy Algarve Wedding Photography.

Small Wedding Algarve Elopement

These lovers asked us to photograph their Small Wedding Algarve Elopement at one of the Algarve’s beaches. We said yes of course and we decided to take them to Praia do Castelejo…

Can you describe your style as Algarve Wedding Photographer?

Our style is described as romantic, natural and candid. It is based on wedding photojournalism, dominated by fine art and fashion photography. The results are creative photos which are romantic, fun and emotional. We do our very best to create photographs which honour and preserve your story. Read more about us.


How do you photograph weddings?

As your Algarve Wedding Photographer, we almost always photograph together as a couple. Having two photographers plays a huge role in capturing a complete story of your event. We then have the freedom to take photographs of different angles and perspectives. The very same time we can document smaller and larger details of your ceremony.

Details that you most likely cannot live without. You have probably spent thousands of euros on the details of your special day. Like rings, the floral arrangement, centrepieces, the venue, etc. We will capture them with the same attention.

As photographers, we believe in wedding reportage, non-staged and natural photos. We will accompany you throughout your most important day. Covering everything from the very first getting ready photos of the bride and groom until the end of the special day venue. Here and there we might even hold your hand, helping you with some advice and taking care of you. Please see our rates for further coverage details.

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What equipment do you use?

There is much more to photography than having nice equipment. However, that is not to say that your photographer should not have good tools. So, therefore, we are only working with professional Canon cameras, mostly 1Ds & 1Dx and Carl Zeiss lenses, frequently also some Canon L glass.

When it comes to the ceremony or photo shoot, each of us will always bring a backup camera. For underwater groom and bride photos, we shoot with professional Nikonos underwater cameras and lenses, at the moment only in Portugal.


Do you do Pre-Wedding, After-Wedding & Engagement Photography?

Yes! We love to tell all stories for lovers. Pre-Wedding, After-Wedding and Elopement shootings are our secret favourite because there will be so much more time compared to your special day. We will take you to a very romantic location. And we will create all the photographs you will love with much more planning and also at the best hour of the day.

When can we expect to see our wedding photos?

You will get your photos within three weeks. This is important because some Algarve Wedding Photographers have a return time of more than six months for your photos. We can guarantee you this because we concentrate on quality, not on the quantity of the ceremonies we shoot.


Would you shoot outside of Portugal?

Absolutely! We love to travel and we have already shot ceremonies abroad. We would just ask our couple to cover our transportation fees, a rental car and two nights’ accommodation. If you can’t, we are open finding more creative solutions, so that we can be there for you on your wedding day. As Maria & Sandy, we really very much enjoy shooting in new locations so please don’t let it be a deal breaker.

Maria & Sandy are available for all proposals as your Wedding, Elopement, Engagement and Portrait Photographer in Algarve, Portugal and also for destination weddings in the EU and worldwide.

We would love to hear about your Algarve Wedding Photography Dream! Contact us by phone: 00351-910090681 or email: We will respond in no time and will talk about everything you want to know.
Oh yes, we speak English, German, Estonian, Portuguese and also some Russian and every time we shoot someone’s special day, we are learning a bit more.


Make sure to check out our Information page for some Algarve Wedding Photography Info and Q&As and don’t forget to see some of our Weddings, Pre- and After-Weddings on our Blog.


If you are looking for our rates, please find them here: Our Wedding Photography Packages.

Weddings remind us that our lives have meaning and that love is the strongest bond, the happiest joy, and the loveliest healing we can ever experience. – Daphne Rose Kingma
Making you feel like you’ve known them forever ★★★★★

Maria & Sandy are the masters of capturing lovers. They are the kind of persons that make you feel like you have known them forever. Thank you so much… ” – F&T

They were a joy to work with ★★★★★

Maria & Sandy took our wedding photos in September 2018. It was the best day of our lives, and the photographs really reflect that. We spent time with… ” – Natasha Bucknor

These are the photographers you want to work with! ★★★★★

My wife and I flew to Portugal on Sept. 2 to be married and it was an utter privilege to have Maria & Sandy shoot us around the Algarve on our special… ” – James Alarcon

We love the pictures! ★★★★★

Thank you so much Maria & Sandy 🙂 We love the pictures, they are so beautiful. Thank you so much again!” – Sonduren Fanar

Great photography ★★★★★

Great photography. Natural and fun Beauty. Great people to work with.”– Isabel Dentinho, Algarve Wedding Planner

Nice memories will stay! ★★★★★

Had a great photo shoot session with Maria & Sandy! Happy that I have good memories also captured in beautiful and professional photos!” – Kärt Vigla

Portraits ★★★★★

I went to a professional photographer for the first time and I was a bit scared. What if I look ugly and double-chinned? Maria took all my fears away…. ”– Rachel

One frosty winter day… ★★★★★

It was really frosty and we came inside for a cup of tea and to warm up frozen hands. But when I look the photos, I feel so much warmth in them. Thank… ” – Monica

Loving the duo vibe ★★★★★

Absolutely in love with the photos you took. Even though we run into rough weather on the shooting day and I prayed that my nose won’t capture red. But… ”
 – Laura

Vielen lieben Dank für die tollen Bilder! ★★★★★

Wir schauen sie an und versetzen uns sofort wieder nach Portugal! Es hat uns sehr gerfreut, dass ihr mit uns einen der schönsten Tage in unserem Leben… ” – Bo&Lu

Maria & Sandy were phenomenal! ★★★★★

They made our special day extremely memorable with their professionalism. When we were exhausted, they kept us grounded and sane. Maria and Sandy blended… ” – Ricardo and Dominika,

So happy! ★★★★★

Thank you for being part of our big day! We love every single picture you took. Very great memories.” – Joana & Joao

Great images, thank you! ★★★★★

Thank you very much for your time and effort, I think you have great personality. Abr.” – Marina

Thank you!! ★★★★★

The photos look just lovely. I*m very happy!” – Maria

Thank you so much ★★★★★

Thank you for capturing our memories so beautifully! You two make an amazing team.” – Lina

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