Grooms in profile and looking at the Tagus River, in the pre-wedding session with the wedding photographer.

From Cais do Sodré to Terreiro do Paço

Grooms in profile and looking at the Tagus River, in the pre-wedding session with the wedding photographer.

If there is a Lisbon area that is impregnated in the history of my life is the Cais do Sodré station and that group of veins and arteries that are the adjacent streets and, almost all, transport to this heart of the city of Lisbon, the vivifying blood in the form of people which come to the, always beautiful, downtown Lisbon. The streets of Alecrim, S. Paulo, Arsenal, and the others that, suddenly, I do not remember the names of were my first connection to Lisbon.  There is the alley of the Apostles, the place of my first job in a small accounting office, whose function gave me the freedom of wandering around the city, to take care of matters between the Office and its clients and services. That is why the whole Baixa is not a mystery to me and, now, in the exercise of wedding photographer, from time to time, there I go with my couple as a happy child showing the playground of his games. 

This time it was Sofia and Bruno who accepted the challenge. The patine that those old, and somewhat mistreated, streets give the photos, and to this servant of yours, are invaluable. We can, calmly and satisfied wander the streets and make a mixture of street photography and portrait, with the couple not accustomed to these things of poses and lenses pointed at them, which may be a little uncomfortable but good for the wedding photographer to relax them, until he arrives at the end of the session and, as always, been a joy and then, on the day of the wedding, this hunter of light has become, as he always desires, the most invisible figure of the day.

So I took advantage of what those streets were offering me about textures, depth, and connection to something that comes from other times and makes us feel that we belong to things that propel us into the future with the young married couple, ahead of us.

The new path between Cais do Sodré and Praça do Comércio, which I had not yet seen, was, certainly approved by all the people walking satisfied, by the river Tagus, if some other food they were looking about. Sofia and Bruno, no longer with that initial nervousness, proved themselves great models and we ended the ride at the beautiful lively Praça do Comercio with people and the sun just saying until tomorrow. To the wedding photographer was a feast.

Bride and groom sitting in a chair on a terrace on a street in Lisbon.
At the table on the esplanade, the bride and groom holding hands.
With their faces together, the bride and groom smile satisfied at the pre-wedding session in old Lisbon.
Leaning against a steel door in a red wall, the bride and groom look at each other.
The bride looks at her groom, out of focus, in front of her at the dating session in Lisbon.
On a street in old Lisbon, the groom looks at the bride, out of focus.
The couple, in the pre-wedding session, walks in a street in downtown Lisbon.
The couple walks down a street, holding hands.
Among blurred people, the couple on an old street in Lisbon.
On a balustrade on Rua do Alecrim in Lisbon, the bride and groom wait, hugging each other.
The bride and groom walk down Rua do Alecrim to Cais do Sodré in Lisbon.
At the end of Rua do Alecrim, the bride and groom look out over the Tagus River, at the end of the street.
At the beginning of Rua do Arsenal in Lisbon, the bride and groom look at each other.
The couple, in the dating session, seen through a lifebuoy.
The couple, in the pre-wedding session, smile at Praça do Comercio in Lisbon.
The bride and groom looking at each other near Cais das Colunas, in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
The bride and groom walk among the people on the street in Lisbon.
The faces of the bride and groom, together, in portrait at a session in Lisbon by the Wedding Photographer.
The groom at Cais das Colunas in Lisbon.
The bride, with people passing by in the background, at Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
The couple, in the elopement session, sitting on a step in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
Looking at the Tagus River, the bride and groom sitting on the floor, at the pre-wedding session in Lisbon.
The couple, embraced and well together, poses for the wedding photographer in a session in Lisbon.

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