THE WEATHER AND THE WEDDING
Seasons, weather and calendar does not always harmonize well. More then once, when my photographic cameras go to fulfill her destiny at the wedding day, the weather is not what we expected when, some time before, was decided the day of the ceremony. This is a simple way to tell that the expected sunshine all day, for the wedding of Inês and João, maybe does not happen and the say that wet wedding is a blessing wedding was not the expected mood for the day. And…it was, at least for the first task of the day.
To reaffirm the importance of the last paragraph we must say that this wedding day was the day to celebrate…the first summer day. But, and I am sure of that, the winds and clouds must become aware of what was prepared, talked to each other about and since the bride become a bride, bride is a bride after the dress dressed, the Summer appeared still with hands with Spring and everything was as it should.
Photographing weddings has this adventure side and challenge which, maybe, does not seems in a first thought. But is a proved truth. Everything flows with such hallucinating speed, with car races for the first place in the ceremony spot, sometimes like in the american movies, with Gpss giving us the wrong address, parking places sealing the church and making us to run like finalists of a olympic race to the presence of the priest asking for a moment to breathe before the here comes the bride. That is pure truth. But it is also truth that all that challenge give the result, the photos, more gratifying. It is not need to walk around the world, to be athletic or car champion, climb mountains or downhill with skates in our feet to feel the taste and energy of adrenaline. Just be a wedding photographer.