WHEN WE WAIT by the PORTUGAL BAPTISM PHOTOGRAPHER
An event is so much more than join a group of people about some purpose. It can be the launch of a commercial product, some governamental measure about a public inauguration or, as far as this photographer is concerned, a baptism where the family member join together to, symbolically, bring to the catholic community a new member.
But, by the observation I have been done as long as I am in the profession of christening photographer, it is not only the moment of the ritual that gather all that people. I only need to see, and photograph how it is my duty, the arrival of the guests to the local when the ceremony will take place. The joy of the gathering of those that who, for some time, not been seen, the gestures of affection, the small talk about other subjects but, specially, about that child ready to be baptized and the orderly walk to the baptismal font, when the priest in charge, will give the order. The baptism photographer must translate all this notices in photos.
I must say that I have a great satisfaction about been a witness of this behaviors. Knowing that the result of my work will show, many years after, to that baptized child, all those that where with her, surrounding the holy water fountain, and celebrated her around the table meal, with kisses and a lot of lap. I know all about this because, also, I was there and I am sure that, with my work as a baptism wedding photographer, they will have that satisfaction. Me too, satisfies me, a lot.