THE DEPARTURE MOMENT
We may think that the work of the photographer , chosen to cover the wedding, is just follow the script, which does not need a director, with some rigor. If it is so regular why, before the departure and even during the way to the groom, usually the first to be photographed, some edgy behavior come to me, because maybe I can not do the job well, maybe I will get delay at the ceremony because the traffic, maybe I will get lost, maybe today the light will be lousy, maybe the priest does not let me photograph the way I like it, maybe the light at night in the venue will be not good, maybe the place to cut the cake….Ok…that is enough.
For some time, I thought it was only my problem. Well maybe I am not confident enough, maybe…But in a forum with fellow wedding photographers I ask that question and the answer where total and loud: When I stop to feel that I will stop to photograph. Wow, that rested my head, and rethinking again, maybe it is the love I have for my profession, and the need to do the best I can, that this insecurity is no more than an alert in my mind to be always ready to the best.
It was like that at the Mónica and António wedding at Quinta do Roseiral. Even if I was very nervous, when I arrived near António, at the first photo I was near to happiness. Of course, at the end of the day, my neck, my back and my legs do not agree with that. A mix of hard work and satisfaction because doing it is my pleasure, at the end. To Mónica and António my wedding photographer’ s big thank you.