Every wedding photographer knows how much the spaces, during the all day, can influence the final result of the work. The church, in the religious wedding, have, in such way, a special impregnation in the state of mind in the moment of the photo collecting. Most of the time, when I am editing the photos, I notice that importance such by the aesthetic , the materials plasticity, by the way the light slide by the details of the walls and people, always the people, that are in intrinsic part of the space. All seems to incorporate in a very special way that everything, or everybody, is a special candidate to the attention os my cameras.
I talk about that because Telma and Jorge did celebrate their wedding in the Basilica os Fátima. Although the restrictions about the placement of the wedding photographer it was impossible do not let go with the influence that the architecture gain on you. The tone of the stone, the circular movement of the ceiling and that notion of space that it is necessary to show to someone that was not there, need a good sense of observation and a good use in the choice of the lens to bring a truthful viewer sensation but, also, the wedding photographer feeling of the moment.
I like, very much, huge monumental spaces beyond the simple arquitectural design. The space must have a sort of soul that belong to it and we can feel it trough our senses and, after, by the photos we have made there. If not, it is just four walls and a ceiling. But, usually it is not what happened in the temples. Even if we do not have a connection with the ritual happening there it is very difficult, and for sure for the photographer sensitivity, that I do not feel flooded by the telluric vibration emanated here to the state of mind of the wedding photographer, a privileged by the repetition in this kind of spaces.