Brides, hairdressers and the photographer’s frenzy in the preparation for the wedding

THE TRANSFORMATION by THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER 

The bride at the hairdresser is always a great subject to any wedding photographer. For several reasons. Because they are curious people and they love to explore all the possibilities of the points of view and, also, because they still have time to explore, and they like to try all the possibilities with their lens. Also, because they like to be challenged, as most as it is possible, to diversify all the compositions he can find with his main subject, always in the same place.

Sometimes I reach space even before the bride start is transformation process. I could only find a small corner and sit down, saving strength for the long day and once in a while press my camera button. But, something is going on and I am always seeing photos, before they happen, and it is impossible to stay quit and let them going away. Between the fast hands and arms of the hairdresser, through those always present bottles in a place like that, between the giraffic lacquer cans, peeking through flowers in vase or, yes, my favorite, mirrors. Do you know that in the hairdresser stores we can find lots of mirrors? Do you know what mirrors are for this wedding photographer? Well…I do not even say!…

It seem obvious that I just said that this wedding photographer, at the hairdresser with a bride, is better than in a children’s garden with kids left on the loose. It is addictive. It give a frenzy. It…

Smiling face of the bride, before starting the get ready of the hair.
Happy bride smiling while doing hairstyle.
Bride and her mother in the mirror, at the hairdresser.
Bride, at the hairdresser, surrounded by purple colors.
Finishing the hairstyle with tiara, at the hairdresser.

Some photos from a bride get ready near Cascais.

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