STORYTELLERS and THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
There are a lot of things that I like to observe in a wedding day. But one, in particular, appeal my eyes and bring my cameras to them. When arriving to the venue, where the party will be party, the guests form groups for several reasons. Because they know each other, because they have the same age, because they come from the same place or just because they are there. And they talk, they tell stories, some true and some maybe not so much, they remember times together, they describe their home places, etc.
It is a great time for the wedding photographer practice the ability to observe, to bring up the taste for composing in group, or in portrait, and, required, the right moment to trigger on. One group of guests in pleasant talk may assure all those possibilities that, with the use of the adequate lens, the wedding photographer can tell a portion of the story of the day, that does not only spin around the bride and the groom.
The pleasure with the wedding photography, that involve me, it is, also, in those moments. I never know what they talk about, even if some short cuts of running stories flow to my ears, because my attention it is always with my eyes finding a photo that can be and, because they can be everywhere, the wedding photographer have no time to listen the end. Sometimes I am the portraitist with the long focal lens to the speaker, or to the listener, and another times I am the street photographer finding the story teller group or the occasional walker exactly in the right spot for a photo.
As you can see the wedding photographer have a very boring life!…