The get ready ritual of the bride


One of the things I like very much to cover, on the wedding day, is the ritual of the bride preparation. I say ritual because it seems exactly that. It has a certain way to be done and it is surrounded, and used, by objects that only belong to this women’s moments. With the groom, it is completely different and easy. The men do not care about certain details that, with women, are taken to the state of art.

The hair is treated with all care and detail transforming the woman in bride in the space of an hour and a half that, if someone told me that we were just in the moment to go to a plateau scene for a movie or from seconds to walk in the Passarella of a fashion show I would believe that. The make-up offers some transformation that, is usually, finished with a carefully drawing with lipstick on lips very close to a yes to someone that will never forget.

Photograph those moments, in some way ritualized, it is my work. I do it with tireless joy. Even if I only need some photos to cover that process, I always find another point of view, some peeking through pencils and sprays, one more photo of the face under fast hands with dryers or fast because the bride flowers just arrived and…it is beautiful. Well, it is like that the hard life of the wedding photographer…hummm!…

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