Wedding guests take a selfie at Club Nau, captured by the wedding photographer in Algarve.

The respect for the subject in a wedding, by the photographer


Wedding guests take a selfie at Club Nau, captured by the wedding photographer in Algarve.

Sharing moments. Because I am a very curious wedding photographer, sometimes, I ask myself what I can and can not photograph at a wedding. We may say that because I am there to photograph, it is my assigned mission, there are no limits to my job and everybody will accept my presence with my lens, always eager to write with light everything happening in front of them, as if they were butterfly catcher nets.

But it is not like that. How many times do I see myself pointing my best lens to a close-up and feel that the subject realizes that and feels uncomfortable? How many others… not me, I am not for photos. Move over your stuff because I can damage your beloved camera or a polite way to say please, do not photograph me. The rolling around of the wedding photographers does not mean authorization under any circumstances.

That is why I try to be aware and never, even if it is the best photo of the day, bring someone with me who is not interested in my company, even in the form of a photo. I never forget that very young girl, in the second wedding I had ever done, who during all day never let me photograph her all, and I tried a lot. In the end, when I was giving some rest to my cameras inside their sleeping bag, I heard a voice…now, I want.

It was a lesson that I never forgot. At the smallest sign of discomfort, my lens learned to find another subject. That is what the wedding photographers call for what they want to photograph. I never forgot it.

Wedding guest at Club Nau in Algarve, with the bride commenting on something.
Friend of the bride's mother talking to her, in a hug.
A wedding guest receives a caress from a girl friend, unfocused and with her back turned.
Little girl, looking sleepy, on her mother's lap with other friends, getting married at Club Nau.
Friends and guests of the bride and groom looking like a party at the wedding at Club Nau in Ferragudo, Algarve.
The groom shows something on the cellphone to a friend.
Two wedding guests looking at their cell phones, along with others.
A couple of guests at the Club Nau wedding, talking about something on their cell phone.

Some photos of the gathering of the wedding at No Club Nau em Ferragudo, Portimão.

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