NOT ME by the ALGARVE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Sharing moments. Because I am a very curious wedding photographer, sometimes, I ask myself what I can and what I 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 the front of them, as if they where 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 was the best photo of the day, bring someone with me that was not interested in my company, even in the form of a photo. I never forget that very young girl, in the second wedding I ever done, that during all-day never let me photograph her, 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.