THE GIFT by THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Sometimes, authentic gifts are offered to wedding photographers. Several times, when I am doing my job, I find myself wishing for something special and unusual in some part of the day, especially on those parts that tend to be very alike. I do not talk about the imagination necessary to make each event unique.
I talk about being ready to photograph the part that repeats itself over and over in all weddings, wherever it happens. That is, nothing new where nothing new is supposed to happen. The wedding ceremony is a ritual that we need to be always the same because it is what makes it a ritual, a unifying moment, and, at the same time, a transformer of the connection between two persons.
When it happens to see in the viewfinder something that usually is not supposed to be there, the wedding photographer must not let this intrusion something else unless celebrating…with photos. I celebrate by the photographer, I celebrate by the photo that happens there, and, especially, I celebrate by those that were kind enough to offer them to me. It is like that, the wedding photographer can not let anything escape.