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520 | ser·en·dip·i·ty | by Matilde B.
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520 | ser·en·dip·i·ty

Serendipity happens when you make a wonderful discovery while looking for something that is not related and that's exactly what happened in this photograph. I tell the story behind this photograph

I was taking Angela and Mats wedding shots out on the street and these two guys just passed by us. I noticed the way they were dressed and their hairstyle and thought it would make a nice picture to have them sitting with Mats and Angela. But they seemed to be in a hurry so I didn't say a word. Later we would find them, again, sitting by the gates of a well known palace in Sintra called Regaleira. This time I asked Mats and Angela to sit by their side so I would snap the photo I had in mind. And so they did. I politely asked if I could take a photograph of them sitting together and guess what? they not only agreed but also offered to play a piece for the new couple. And so they pulled out their cellos and started playing the music Angela used to make the entrance with her father on the wedding ceremony. They brought us to tears. What a coincidence? Above the gate, visitors of Regaleira were clapping and wishing this couple their best.

Very emotional moment and a story I will always treasure as a wedding photographer.

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Uploaded on June 23, 2011