Interview: Nuno da Silva
In our weekly feature where we chat to the people behind the lens we catch up with Nuno da Silva, a London Wedding photographer who travels around the UK and around the world to capture couples special days.
How long have you been photographing weddings for and how did you get into it?
I have been photographing weddings for 10 years now.
What do you particularly like about photographing weddings?
I love the whole atmosphere of happiness and love I capture every time I photograph a wedding, a newborn child or just a newly in love couple. I love the beauty, elegance and all the small but so very important details that go into them. I like the flower arrangements, the rings, the wedding dress, the shoes, the decor and the colour scheme chosen for the wedding itself.
I love the laughs and the tears of joy and above all, I love all the couples and families I had and will have the pleasure of meeting, as it was and is through them, that I am given the opportunity to see, feel and be part of one of the most important days of their lives as well as be part of creating memories that will stand the test of time be it a wedding or a portrait.
How would you describe your style and approach?
My style can be best described as a fusion of photojournalistic principals where very little intrusion is made which means that images are captured on a more observational way where a more intuitive, sense of light and composition is paramount combined with a more dynamic and cinematic edge, with clients often saying to me that my images have a fine art feel to it.
No set poses or set routines but a creative on the moment capture of your unique wedding, which will bring the best of you both and make sure that your wedding is was unique as you are.
What advice would you give to couples looking for a wedding photographer?
To really get the images you deserve and that will tell the story of your day, you will need to find a photographer that understands and feels what your day is about and what you two are about.
One of the things that i do, is to not only meet up with the couple but also to try and understand what they need and would like to have as their photographically memory and though of course i have my own way of seeing the story of a weeding, it is the synergy between me and the couple, that really makes my images stand out from other photographers and i would hope that you too will see the beauty and the elegance of my images.
What tips would you share with couples to help their day go more smoothly?
It’s so easy during wedding planning to not take time to check in with each other and just get straight to wedding to-dos. During your one year of wedding planning, it will feel like every time you see each other, we have wedding decisions to make and appointments to go to. At the end of the day, the wedding is just one day in the lifetime of a marriage. It’s important to have a good foundation going into it.
Lastly, make sure to take little moments throughout the wedding day to savor everything—the emotion, the sights, the smells, the sounds. The wedding day goes by so quickly and before you know it, all of that planning is over
Finally… Whats the best moment you’ve had as a wedding photographer?
There are quite a few but the best moment for me is during the ceremony. When the couple kiss for the first time after they are officially married is very emotional. That is possibly one of the most important moments of their lives and possibly the first moment in the start of a new family and it is an honour for me to be part of it and above all to be able to capture it for generations to come, to love it and cherish it.
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