Enchanted Eyes and the wedding photographer in Portugal, on Enchantment day

A WEDDING CEREMONY, CHAPTER 12, by LISBON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Sitting on a bench at St. George's Castle in Lisbon, the bride and groom chat laughing with satisfaction at their session with their wedding photographer in Portugal.

The enchanted ones. That’s how they, the groom and the bride, get as soon as a state official, or a priest, has told them that from then on they will be husband and wife, which would certainly not be necessary.

When I manage to free them from the embracing arms of those who want them for themselves, such is the love that they have for them, I take them, alone, to show them that their eyes are only for their eyes and the wedding photographer makes sure that this is also the case in the photographs that come from those eyes and he, as if they were also enchanted photographs, keeps them in a sort of magic safe to reveal them to the light at another time.

Photographing the couple on their wedding day is an obligation. Not because they are obliged by some contract but because their eyes will never again have that glow like on that day.

It was a place of enchantment. We all know that St. George’s Castle in Lisbon was, for centuries, the home of princes and princesses and that many people must have married there too. In part of those centuries, it is known and proven that enchanted Moorish princesses lived there. Princes we do not know or were not given to such things. So the wedding photographer left with Rita and Dylan certain the same thing was happening to them.

It’s probably not just because of the location; he often sees this in the bride and groom he photographs at other weddings. Perhaps, he thinks, here it manifests itself more intensely in the photographs and finally proves that the enchantment for love is true and that it is justified, whenever there is a wedding, that a photographer, of a wedding because it doesn’t work with others, is always present and knows how to recognize the signs.

How does he, the wedding photographer, know this? Just look carefully at the photographs that are of the wedding and that have been freed from those looks that look into the eyes and even if they are not doing it, the enchantment is still there. How do I prove it?

On one hand, they almost can’t stop looking at each other’s eyes, and then those looks make them smile so much that, when they are enchanted, they make them close, make a lot of wrinkles at the corners or, when the enchantment is too strong, they have to look away in order not to get into a deeper state, which is not good when it’s too much.

Then the wedding photographer is not just giving an opinion, opinions are not much use except to pass the time. He has photos that take care not to make him look like a fantasist with a theory that no one cares about. Look carefully and tell me if I’m not right. Is there enchantment or is there no enchantment? Always, of course.

At the session with the wedding photographer in Portugal, the bride caresses the cheek of the groom as they sit next to each other at St. George's Castle in Lisbon.

The bride, with bouquet in hand, laughs at the groom in front of her, from her back and out of focus, as they sit on a stone bench at St. George's Castle in Lisbon during the session with the wedding photographer in Portugal.

Facing the bride, the groom talks to her during the session with the wedding photographer at S. Jorge castle in Lisbon.

With the ancient trees in the garden of St. George's Castle in Lisbon, the bride and groom together face to face in a conversation while on session with the wedding photographer in Portugal.

Black and white portrait of the groom, with the trees of St. George's Castle in Lisbon behind him, looking straight ahead as seen by the wedding photographer in Portugal

The bride sitting on a rock by the battlements of St. George's Castle in Lisbon, with one hand on it, the bouquet in the other, and looking down as requested by the wedding photographer in Portugal.

The groom looking at the bride, back and blurry, leaning against a rock of S. Jorge Castle in Lisbon, during the session with the wedding photographer in Portugal.

The bride leaning against a rock table in S. Jorge Castle in Lisbon, laughing and looking at the place where the groom will be, with one hand on her lap and the other with the bouquet, this is how the wedding photographer in Portugal saw her.

The bride and groom, facing each other, with the new blur, talking to each other and sitting on stone tables of the S. Jorge Castle in Lisbon, as seen by the wedding photographer in Portugal.

The bride on her back on the trunk of a large tree at S. Jorge Castle in Lisbon, the groom leaning over her and looking into each other's eyes pose for the wedding photographer in Portugal.

Laughing, the bride and groom in profile with their faces close to each other, framed with a large tree at St. George's Castle in Lisbon as they stood in the session with the wedding photographer in Portugal.

At the top of the steps of a staircase of St. George's Castle in Lisbon, the bride and groom embrace near the father of the bride, who looks at his mobile phone, seen by the wedding photographer in Portugal.

The bride and groom in conversation with the father of the bride at the top of a staircase at S. Jorge Castle in Lisbon, next to some triangular flags that decorated the wedding ceremony site.

Together the bride and groom look at their hands where are the wedding rings from the wedding ceremony moments ago, seen by the wedding photographer in Portugal.

The bride, with the bouquet in her hand, next to her father and laughing with him, with the groom further back looking at them, in a composition by the wedding photographer in Portugal

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