THE PHOTOGRAPHER BEST FRIENDS by the PORTUGAL BAPTISM PHOTOGRAPHER
Even if I know that to photograph a baptism, to me, is the same thing as photographing a wedding I know that there is an element that must put me, all the time, in the state of alert. The baby or the child to be the hero of the day, which does not care about the photographer, all the time around him with some dark stuff, in the front of the face. They change the mood with the fastness of the light coming from a far way star, the laugh and the cry happens as the normal state of mind reacting to the aunt or granny lap, to the pricking kiss of the grandad or to the cousins that treat him like a teddy bear until the mother come to rescue him and put the things in order, again.
The photographer of the baptism must react to all of this, and as I already wrote here, take advantage of the intervals, and, even with all of that, he is afraid that those photos of the cute baby, just can not be possible happen. Imagine cooking a cake with the constant doubt if you are, really, following correctly the recipe.
But, it seems, even with all those things that the poor children are subjected to, they know that I am there for them and I will give them, one day, all the memory of this day, that they will never know about if not the photographer work. So, in those intervals, they, the children to baptize, offer me all the beautiful smiles, so fast that only my cameras are able to find and catch. After all, I could not have better friends, on a baptism day, and have another life better than photographing these children to give them memory in a faraway future. I can assure you that.