The newlyweds embraced, in the courtship session, between a column of Cais das Colunas in Praça do Comercio in Lisbon and the blurred buildings.

A session in Cais das Colunas in Lisboa


The newlyweds embraced, in the courtship session, between a column of Cais das Colunas in Praça do Comercio in Lisbon and the blurred buildings.

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.

The bride and groom walking, holding hands, on a Lisbon street during the pre-wedding session.
The groom and the bride, side by side in Lisbon, in the dating session.
On the sidewalk of a street in downtown Lisbon, the couple, facing each other, look at each other.
On a stroll through downtown Lisbon, the bride and groom smile before their wedding.
Framed by the canopy of a large tree in a Lisbon square, close to the Tagus River, the couple next to each other, making love.
Hand in hand and together, the bride and groom look each other in the eyes, smiling under a large plane tree in downtown Lisbon.
The bride and groom walking on the street, in the dating session, with the wedding photographer, with a yellow bus in the background.
While walking in old Lisbon, the couple, in the pre-wedding session, look at something on their cell phone.
Bride laughing a lot while the groom looks at her, when, hand in hand, they walk in Lisbon.
When the groom hugs her from behind, the bride looks at him, with one hand over his hands, during the elopement session.
The bride and groom together and holding hands, in the arcades of Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
Black and white portrait of the bride, smiling, in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
The bride next to a wall with paintings at Praça do Comercio in Lisbon, in the afternoon of the pre-wedding session.
The bride and groom leaning against a wall with a large clock painted in red and black, at Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, during the dating session with the wedding photographer.
The bride, in a portrait, when the wind blows her hair, in the pre-wedding session.
A black and white portrait of the bride sitting on a wall in Praça do Comercio, with the buildings, behind, blurred.
The groom, in black and white, with his arms crossed, in a portrait of the courtship session in downtown Lisbon.
Near the water of the river Tagus at Cais das Colunas at Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, the bride and groom during the pre-wedding session near one of the columns, a Cacilheiro boat on the pier and, in the blue sky, the Moon.
At the end of the dating session at Cais das Colinas in Lisbon, the couple tenderly embraced and held hands.

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