ACTION AND REACTION by THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
It is time to move on. It is the moment to start the last part of the wedding day, with a cake to cut when the need to relax. Everything in the wedding is symbolic, in some way ritualistic, except love and friendship. The ceremony, the arrival to the meal room and the first dance with that cake to say goodbye.
To the wedding photographer, it is a sort of a challenge mixed with the incertitude of not knowing what is next movement of the choreography . A couple dancing closely does not mean that it will be like that to the end of the dance. Suddenly they let go, change style, tell secrets that explode in fantastic reactions and the photographer must react and act immediately to be able to catch all.
All the wedding steps have their challenge to be well done. The first dance, if the wedding photographer dare to accept it, it is the one that let him more exposed to the unexpected. When based in his experience, some intuition and trust in his equipment he can bring with him one more chapter of the story, told in photos.
Bride and groom opening the ball at Quinta Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora in Abóboda, S. Domingos de Rana.
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