Every wedding photographer knows how much the space, as the all-day, can influence the final result of the work. The church, in the religious wedding, has, in such a way, a special impregnation in the state of mind at the moment of the photo collecting. Most of the time, when I am editing the photos, I notice the importance such by aesthetics, the plasticity of the material, the way, the light slide the details of the walls and people, always the people, that are an intrinsic part of the space. All seem to incorporate in a very special way that everything, or everybody, is a remarkable candidate for the attention of my cameras.
I talk about that because Telma and Jorge did celebrate their wedding in the Basilica of Fátima. Although the restrictions about the placement of the wedding photographer it was impossible not to let go of the influence that the architecture gained 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 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 architectural design. The area must have a sort of soul that belongs to it and we can feel it through our senses and, after, by the photos we have taken 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’s 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.