Pregnant with her husband, sitting between the columns of the bandstand in the garden of the Quinta da Regaleira Palace, by their wedding photographer in Sintra.

The clothes that the wedding photographer in Sintra uses for his photographs

TREES and THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Pregnant with her husband, sitting between the columns of the bandstand in the garden of the Quinta da Regaleira Palace, by their wedding photographer in Sintra.

The leaves of the trees and the wedding photographer’s fascination for them. When I sometimes see the photographs that the wedding photographer has chosen for the article of the day, on his blog, I am left with some doubts as to what their main theme is, if wedding photographs, or not. If the people who most of the times are bride and groom about to get married, or already on their day, or if he takes advantage of that to bring inside the photographs the trees with their leaves the way he likes to see them.

don’t even dare to ask him because I know the answer I’ll get and that I should only mind my own business, which he knows about photographs. I’m not saying that he’s not right, but that it makes me think, it does. I’ve never tried to approach the subject with words but, in photographs, this subject, what the photographers are photographing, is recurrent wedding after wedding.

It’s not the first time I’ve talked to you, write, about the frames that the wedding photographer takes advantage of everything he can: windows and doors badly closed or barely open, flower pots with them where he finds them, corners in the streets he passes by and, imagine, the people at the wedding in his life as a guest, even with them he’s always blurring some so that the others are better seen. He calls it frames, which makes a bit of sense because when we want to isolate a photograph on paper and put it on that piece of furniture in the room, where it belongs, we use a custom-made frame in the right size. That’s what he, the wedding photographer, does when he’s on the hunt for the photographs at the wedding.

Then he, the wedding photographer, needs something else to make room for the photographs. That’s what he and his colleagues call the background, meaning they need something to fill the back where the groom or the bride, or the two of them and their guests are and with that tell the story of the wedding.

He also says that he needs to dress the photographs and that instead of fabrics from the four corners of the world, to mold bodies and show them off vainly on a wedding day, he uses what surrounds him, and whenever he has it at hand he gives preference, I note this, to all kinds of trees with their leafy branches that his lens takes care of blurring and creating atmospheres that, I have to accept, transform the photographs into something more than a simple record of an event.

So there they are, offering you texture and gradations that dress up any wedding photograph very nicely.

 A pregnant woman sitting on a wall of the Quinta da Regaleira Garden, with her husband in front of her, talking, seen by the wedding photographer in Sintra.

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