The Photographer and photo before it happens, at a wedding


There are some things that, even today, I do not understand. In spite all the years I am wedding photographer I still not understand why some photo contain that energy necessary to be attraction for the eyes, superior than others. Of course it can be explained after been taken, because it contain those fundamental elements necessary to achieve that, in a more detailed observation.

But, in that moment when the wedding photographer decide to press the shutter button of his camera, most of the time in those situations when he need to do it fast because the great amount of stimulation, an inexplicable everything right just happens. The moment, the posture, the look, the smile, the background, the frame and the colors, that not always look to the photographers as friends. When everything like this happens, we must celebrate, as a photo.

I do not like to make opinions about my work in terms of value. I think that belongs to the viewer. Of course I will take my conclusions, specially if the result was no good, but when I have that all in a moment, and achieve it, I know that it was not by chance. I saw that photo just a glimpse before it happens. I think it is one of my best qualities as a photographer and, in a wedding, this is crucial.

Close up of the bride, after the wedding ceremony, talking with guests.
Photo from a wedding at Montes Claros Restaurante in Lisbon.

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