Photo by Trey Ratcliff
About Us – What and who is behind the creation of this project will likely be the first question that a traveler will ask. We are excited to share a bit more about ourselves with you.
We are a couple, an unbeatable duo, passionate about photography, traveling, and of course one another. With the possibilities offered by the internet, we now have the opportunity to make this passion a way of life and livelihood.
We want to propose to those interested, not clients, but dream travelers, to join us in this odyssey with the certainty that we will do everything to make this visit to Porto and Portugal magical. We know that the beauty and light of this city are unique, but our guidance will make all the difference in your experience. What we would like to see happen (perhaps in a few years’ time and maybe after other tours and travels) when you close your eyes and think about the most important tour you have taken, you remember the first tour you took with us.
My husband is (as we say in Portuguese) a “seven-sided” photographer, a kind and tireless leader. On the other hand, I try to be a “storyteller” always available to meet, laugh, talk, and feel with new people. With these two personal styles, we propose an intimate experience that is a celebration of both photography and life. We promise that by the end of the trip, you will already be wondering when you can return.
The invitation is made and we are waiting here anxiously to show you a Porto city that is so much ours.
Photography was always present in his life and although it was not his original profession, it offered food for the soul. Self-taught and a profound scholar, José has become a full-fledged photographer and his photographs “speak.”
This is his project, formed out of his desire to connect with other human beings who are as beautiful as his images both inside and outside. The taste he has always had in sharing the beauty of the city and the country to those who have shared trips with him (and who have lived beautiful moments with him) is moving.
I am sure that you will experience the same feeling when you come to know this very noble and unconquered city of Porto, and join in this unique experience. Portugal, and Porto in particular, run in his blood; his eyes shine when he fills us with his stories about this city, these people, and this unique light.
He loves nothing more than to share his country and all that he has learned from the great masters of travel photography, Trey Ratcliff, Cradoc Bagshaw, Ralph Velasco and John Stanmeyer, to whom he introduced the city of Porto. He speaks fluent Portuguese and English, and easily understands Spanish and French (and loves Italian).
It is time to talk about my role in this project, which will always be carried out with all generosity. I deeply believe that we will succeed in doing it well. It’s never easy to talk about me, but it’s critical that I do.
As a hostess, I will always be available for those who want to join us, trying every day to bring smiles to the faces of those I work with—even when something doesn’t go as intended, I aim to deliver support and empathy.
I will work hard to make everyone feel at home and to help them take with them the best possible memories of my country. I am waiting here with the best of me to give, and I know that it will not only be a trip, but a passionate experience.
Upon returning, the luggage is heavier with affection and friendship. I’m waiting for You very well accompanied … Portugal and Porto, too!