The bride and groom, with the other wedding guests, dancing, captured by the wedding photographer in Portugal.

The photographer and the random in a dance at the wedding

ACTION AND REACTION by THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER 

The bride and groom, with the other wedding guests, dancing, captured by the wedding photographer in Portugal.

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 they need to relax. Everything at 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 challenge mixed with the incertitude of not knowing what the next movement of the choreography is. A couple dancing closely does not mean that it will be like that at the end of the dance. Suddenly they let go, change the style, and 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 dares to accept it, is the one that lets him be more exposed to the unexpected. When based on his experience, some intuition, and trust in his equipment he can bring with him one more chapter of the story, told in photos.

Couple, laughing a lot, moments before they start the first of the wedding party.
Groom hides his face in the bride's face as they begin the first wedding dance.
Bride and Groom Dancing.
Bride laughing a lot while, with the groom, they do the first dance.
During the first dance of the opening ball of the wedding, the bride sends a kiss to her daughter.
The new ones looking at each other while dancing.
The bride puts her face to the groom's as they dance.

Bride and groom opening the ball at Quinta Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora in Abóboda, S. Domingos de Rana.

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