JAZZ AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
The wedding photographer was listening to Miles Davis’s Sanctuary, from Bitches Brew’s album, and found a relationship between what I do, wedding photography, and this theme. Maybe a bit entwined if some jazz purist read this but the wedding photographic cover does not stay very far from a theme played by ears and fingers used to travel between the chords.
I explain. Like jazz, the wedding day has a theme. We know that we have a pathway: get ready in the house of the bride and groom, the ceremony place, the venue for the party, and the session with the couple. That we know from a piece of paper. The jazz musician has a tune to follow. But we never know what we gonna find at each place and every time we need to make changes, improvise, change the beat, fast, fast, fast. Slow, very slow, and…very fast. The soloists adapt the theme to their own feelings as the bride and groom have the need to adapt at the moment because the makeup artist takes a bit longer, the granny arrives and the bride needs to kiss her, and the bride’s bouquet has not been delivered, and…so…so…so on. Going to church we, the wedding photographers, need to go fast because the priest does not like to wait but a big truck takes over the road, so it is slow, but now it is time to start a new theme at the door of the church. In time.
Of course, the wedding of Tânia and Bruno was not different. The theme, the necessary improvisation, not letting the time without time be in time, and the soloists always glowing and perfect as they should be in such an important performance.
If I was a musician, it must be a jazz one. But, I must say, as a wedding photographer, of course with my exaggerated imagination, I find myself as a jazz soloist playing in a big band. Thank you very much Tânia and Bruno because you did it, so… until the wedding photographer’s next show.
From a wedding in Casa de Reguengos at Vila Franca do Campo.