LISBON, THE BEAUTIFUL, AND PHOTOGRAPHY. ALWAYS FAITHFUL TO EACH OTHER
I am a free-hand photographer and if someone asks me what wedding photography is, I do not know the answer. The freehand thing is only to say that I feel always flowing between places, at the right time the events happen, react the most exactly possible with the moments and make the photos. To explain how this photography must be, it is challenging for me to say on time with the very fast trends unless it must be good, independent of the box we can catalog it.
I can not tell what my kind of photography is. But I have an idea. I can call it descriptive with the desire of seeing it preserved through time. When I assume the responsibility of covering the wedding day, I must know what is most important: my taste and my ability to build a picture for the visual enjoyment, of the clients, with the photos I delivered to them. This duty must be very well considered so that my ego does not precede the client’s expectations.
Also, I do not say that I would like to do differently from what I deliver. I only say that, like a chef with the ingredients he uses, I combine my characteristics, the several ambients that cross my day, the possibilities of my photographic cameras and lens blended with my free hands near my prying eyes, as a dish we hope tasty, and can make the best photos I can deliver to my clients.
It was with this spirit that I spend that afternoon with Mónica and António in the always beautiful Lisbon, from Praça do Comércio and the surrounding streets that could not have better scenery to this session, on the day before the wedding. That was a grand sidewalk and the result was these photos. In the end, the wedding photographer is just a facilities manager. I accept that.