FREEDOM by THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN SINTRA
Maybe one of the reasons why I stayed a wedding photographer, is the pleasure I have when I feel myself wandering over there, in the place of the wedding party after the meal, in the middle of everybody, finding a lot of forms of communication between the guests, affections everywhere I move my eyes for, conversations followed with great attention, look how nice is over-there, how much time we didn’t see each other, let me introduce you…and so on, and so on. Only if I do not have a photographer in me, of any kind, I would stay quiet in the corner of the room, seated in a chair, with nothing to do.
It is evident that I cannot stand still with so much appeal to my lenses. Nor would they forgive me, knowing that they would lose all that opportunity to be happy. The worst thing I can do for them is not refreshing all the time the light that goes on through them until the bottom of the cameras, where they are attached when they find all that people so committed to offering them a such amount of photos to do. Also, the wedding photographer would never forgive himself if he did such offense to them.
But, I must say, that even if I must, I never do it by obligation. If I was there, even if I was not in agreement with the wedding couple, it was difficult for me to be there and lose all those photos on those tables transforming into poles of interaction, emotions, and fun. That is why I asked myself, many times if I am there because of a professional commitment, as a wedding photographer, or, only, because of personal enjoyment. I’ve been told that I never worked in my life. Maybe because it is true or someone trying to offend me, with envy. I was not offended and the envy…was not mine.