WE WERE HAPPY by THE PORTUGAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Some posts ago I wrote about my love for the portrait. I am talking about the composed portrait, where the wedding photographer decides what is the better spot to dress the picture, from where come the best light will make the difference, or what is the best pose that better serves the final result, dignifying the idea of portrait and, also, those pieces of reality that, with his camera and lens chosen for the purpose, he finds and frame as if he is a plastic artist that finds newspaper clippings to compose the final piece. For wedding photography what matters is to build, with those frames, a story of all and, each one, that plan designed to film and edit, resulting in a movie that enchants us for the story it tells.
Nothing gives me more pleasure than photographing. Of course, I am excluding my family relationships, as you understand. When we are happy, we do not think about it. I think, unfortunately, we only know that we were happy after we have been and, if it is genuine happiness, we do not realize when the moment happens. Happiness is so light that we do not even notice it. Most of the time we only know about it and away after. Photographing, to me, is like that. When I am doing it, it is as if I was in a special universe where, without exaggeration, my time and my space belong to the time and space of the others who walk there and I am the one with an invisible identity, that will remove little pieces from them and, after, deliver them and gives them a little bit of happiness, too. At least that is how I imagine it when I am the wedding photographer.
In the end, I am thrilled to know that the happiness of others is my reason of mine. A wedding day is, for a couple of the day, and all others that decided to accept the invitation, a time of great happiness. But, if my happiness theory is correct, none of them will notice that in the moments that succeed without stopping, from the first gesture in the get ready, of the wedding couple, until the through of the bouquet to the single ladies almost in the time to say goodbye. Only, after, when all that buzzing belongs to the past they perceive how good and intense it was and, maybe, they need something that assures them that it happens, for real. That is when the happiness of the wedding photographer, the one that does not perceive it when he is, assures the husband and wife, and the guests, that was real and undoubted. That is the reason why I want to come back and be happy, even if I only know that after. Without a doubt.