quarta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2012


    Never thought the life of a photographer would be so hard and wearing.
    Long before the day before the wedding I did a huge research on this type of photography, even though I had done this before.
    Nothing new have I learnt when it comes to shoot, everything that I needed to know was already given to me through experience: capture the heart and soul of the moment, just capture all the feelings.

   So there I was at 15:00 sitting in the wide highly decorated in gold hallway, waiting for someone to lead me. I was completely lost and every minute I was feeling smaller and smaller, realizing how important my job should be, and how professionally should I act. 40 minutes later a man (who was working there) lead me to all empty and prepared rooms so I could picture them before all the guests would come.
    Once all the people arrived, I had to be ready to photograph every single detail. A few minutes later I was called by the bride, to picture her getting out of the car. Once finished, I got back to the ceremonial room to capture her getting in, and to capture the main event.
    Hugs and kisses after, we went to the cocktail room where smiles were framed, and speeches were held. Then was the bride and groom's turn where places were picked and pictures were taken, and so it was glamorously done!
    When it came to speeches after dinner, more hugs and tears were captured, even when the cake was getting cutted and dances were getting twirled.
    A few minutes mixed with laughter later it was time to go home, and 9 continuous hours were over.

    It was hard and stressful, but the bride and groom made it easier as they were just the sweetest to me! I was a bit looked aside at first, but at the end when we get to look at the results, the feeling of self-accomplishment is definitely rewarding.
    I guess this is the lifestyle I chose to live from now on.

Beatriz Mariano © 2012

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