INEVITABLE by the LISBON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I think wedding photographers must have some principles that give them the notion of what they can photograph, or not. I have, as a principle, using the fewer possible photos, I have done, with children, here in the blog. But, like everything in life, sometimes, some principles must be a bit relativized, not the fundamentals of course, when they, children, give me those moments that no photographer, wedding or not, could resist in the picking up and, after, in the look, it was made by me.
Although they are, always, a minority in the guests of the day, the children offer the wedding photographer great opportunities in situations that put my lens in delirium, if I do not use them in the catching of those, mandatory, moments. It is stronger than them, the photographer and his lens. We may find many reasons, but it is always those things that only children can compose, outside the usual, that call for attention to the photograph.
The wedding photographers, like the others, have a special attraction for those things that seem out of place or, as we say, “out of the box”. The usual is only usual and does not have that appeal. But children have the ability to be inventing different things all the time, and if I let my lens alone, doing what they want, they do not stop finding kids walking near them in the form of light to delight, after, parents when they look for those moments in the form of photos. For the wedding photographer, nothing better than finding a wedding full of kids doing what they do better: photos. I will never lose one of them.