The bride, with a happy smile and in profile, hangs from the trellis in the garden of Quinta doa Alfinetes in Sintra.

The wedding photographer improvise

 THE RIGHT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY by THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN SINTRA

The bride, with a happy smile and in profile, hangs from the trellis in the garden of Quinta doa Alfinetes in Sintra.

I do not like things too much scheduled. Once upon a time, the day by day in my profession was looking for drawings and taking photos. It needed to very look alike. It was with some interest because I needed to have the ability to light the lights, soft or hard, from the left or the right, mask reflections, or make them bring the object of the photo, etc.

My problem was that did not leave so much to my imagination and did not give me that space from the Portuguese nature: improvisation. Not so many works gave me the opportunity to see, react, and resolve. That was why that kind of living from photography was, no more, a great pleasure. It was just a job. Some things, life, and the world appointed me, at the right moment, to a wedding. By mere chance. And how I improvised.

On that day, better, some days after, because I did not know what was happening to me on that day, I decided, as an irrevocable order, to be a wedding photographer from that day on. I had, in front of me, without a draw, the choice of deciding which perspective, angle, or distance to the best solution for the capture of the moment, in front of my eyes.

But do not think that it is chaotic. Far away from that. And it is not possible to be. But it is exactly that organized freedom of choice that gives me all the energy necessary from the first click of the day of the wedding and makes me, in the end, feel the mission is accomplished. The photo from Maria could not exist. Maria acted, the wedding photographer reacted and the photo happened. Improvisation.

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