Revisiting a elopement session in Lisbon

VISITING THE ARQUIVE of THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Sometimes I like to revisit my work from some years ago. With that, I can see if my work ad evolved  and, also, how different it was when using other cameras and lens. It was like that how I found, again, the e-session from Vanessa and Bruno. It was like a provocation from them. I was very in the beginning of my wedding photographer path and, somehow, I was in the process of to find my own way, not only for the style that could define myself as a wedding photographer and, also, how to find the best way to deal with my clients in photo session. Today, I found myself thinking how fundamental was, for my future career, that session.

So the challenge was that I photograph them but without no direction what so ever from me but, sometimes, the choice of the spot in the place of theirs choice. That made me a improviser, such a jazz musician that only have a key note and a beat and we never know what voyage he will give us util the last note. I found, better, reinforced that was my natural way to photograph. Deciding fast the point of view, what will be the frame better for that photo and harmonize the all, couple and scenery,  for the final composition. This three element are very similar, but each one will decide if the photo is a keeper or not. And doing that, in a speedy beat, it is what define me as a photographer. I have no patience, like the landscape photographer, as a serene observer of the forms of the nature and the colors of the light, at that precise time, unique and precious. To me, that landscape it is on the faces of the people, the reactions of the eyes, smiles, body rotations reacting with other people, from the tender smile to the fall to pieces laugh. That are the landscapes that attract me. And Vanessa and Bruno did that. A lot.

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