The photographer and the lack of time at weddings

THE ATTENTION by the PORTUGAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Being a wedding photographer in Portugal, photographing a wedding ceremony is an experience, for me, overwhelming. If I am in a wedding, in a Quinta, photographing the civil ceremony, the fastness I need for my reactions is necessary because of the short time it takes, in a Church, even if I have more time to do it, it seems, always, that the time played a trick on me and it was, exactly, the same as it was at the Quinta. Either of the two or I have my temporal notion completely damaged or he, the time, likes to make fun of me and shrinks when he should be stretched.

All of this is because one of my main obligations, in a wedding ceremony, is to photograph the wedding couple, as the ceremony is going on, and cover their state of soul, throughout it. But because they are not alone, the wedding photographer must take his lens and visit the guests, seated and attentive to the important moments, their main reason to be there. So, he will make small walks among them, with quick withdrawal to, again, verify, and proves with photos, of the groom and the bride in the new stage of the ceremony.

This is, here, where time plays the big trick with him and, by a phenomenon needed to be studied by competent scientists, subverts all the laws of space and time. Instead, to help the wedding photographer to use all the necessary points of view, to achieve always different photos, and give him time, he just shrinks and, as soon as the ceremony begins it ends with it, always leaving me with that feeling…really? I still need to take a photo from there, that beautiful point of view…really? It is not right. I see, you will say that the problem is mine, that is my psychological notion of the time, that I am so committed to what I am doing and I did not realize that it is already gone, but…you do not convince me. It is him, who, for whatever reason, does not like me and is always ruining my work. I have no doubt about that.

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