NOW IT’S ME by THE LISBON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Maybe it was the moment the most waited, for me, on the day of the wedding. It was one of the most important reasons why I went to a wedding photographer. It is the time when I am not taken by floods of events over which I have no control, as it happens all day. I did not make the calendar and I do not have any power to change it, as good as everything is scheduled, you can not even think about the things that happen without having been invited and others with an invitation in hand but, after all, did not come here. This makes the wedding photographers wander over the day, as it pleases so much, always clueless and needing to be with sharp attention and not let intruders escape when he is waiting for what was to come but, after all, did not. It seems like a constant frustration but it is exactly the opposite. This prevents chronicling the wedding day, with photos, to become a very monotonous and boring task.
But, you must understand, being all the time in alert, also, can bring the wedding photographer some fatigue and he will need some moments of relaxation time and for now, only he tells what to do. It is good for the ego and does not hurt anybody. Many couples have already said to me that it is, also, good for them, to be the wedding photographer dictating the rules for a few moments because it relaxes, you know? So, about the correct hour, not because of me or my habit of liking to command, but because of the king of stars and his mood for today, also him, with appetites and because sometimes do not like to come alone and bring with him some undecided winds from where and to where, whether breezes or stormy ones or, also, clouds that can end everything that I had programmed for there, there and there.
However, going on with my favorite couple of the day, with my two cameras and the two chosen lenses for the session, always leaves the others, who were left in the bag, with a bad temper and wanting to boycott my work for the rest of the day and I will have to listen to them until there is no longer any patience, it is always a very special pleasure that walks with me since, for the first time, I picked one of them and pointed it to a face. I think if one day, a couple told to let it go it is not worth it, we only want to dance, I sulked, like children when we do not make what they want, those lenses of mine closed the diaphragm to the minimum so that the light did not pass, boycotted all the rest of the work to be done and, when, in the next day when downloading the photographs into the disc of the computer, it was a great risk to find them so unilluminated and lacking the joy of the brightness, which is so good for the photographs, that, after all, are made of light. Fortunately, it never happened to us and the light never failed to enter the eyes of those who have seen them over the years, so I wish, for those who will come into the life of the wedding photographer.