A restless photographer, at the wedding ceremony

RESPECT AND DUTY by THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER 

The wedding photographer must move inside, in a church wedding, the most invisible possible, respect the rules of the institution and never interfere in the normal development of the ceremony. It is a place with spiritual connections, this ceremony has the function of creating a new one, marriage, and the photographer must follow the rules the institution created for this event.

The great problem is to conciliate this with the restless curiosity of the wedding photographers. They are curious, they find always a new point of view in a not authorized place, they move fast, as kids find a new interest, and the noise of the cameras use to become very annoying to a priest that does not like any noise in his homily.

I understand all that and conciliate all the fantastic photographic possibilities with the rules that hold it back, it is not an easy thing to do. But the experience, the common sense, and the following of the rules of the priest of the day, I am sure that will be maximized by the wedding photographer to cover the most complete and creative way possible as it is his duty. It will be, always, the respect by the space that will prevail.

Part of the ceremony of the wedding at Igreja de Matriz de Santo António em Reguengos de Monsaraz in Alentejo.

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