Wedding Photojournalistic Style of Photography

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Wedding Photojournalism is an increasingly popular style ofwedding photography today. Brides who choose photojournalists to capture theirwedding day feel the traditional photography style is stale and old, they arelooking for something new and different. 


Photojournalism is a skill, not just the name of a style ofphotography. A wedding photojournalist is a photographer whose strength is incapturing the moments. Often a photographer using this style has experience injournalism - newspapers, magazines, etc. This style originated within the newsmedia, and transferred to other areas of photography, such as weddings.Photojournalists capture images that tell a story. 


The wedding photojournalist usually arrives well before the brideis dressed and stays until they take last photo of the bride and groom leavingthe reception. The photographer unobtrusively captures each action of the day,this way the photographs are not posed or staged. Since the subjects areunaware the camera is there, events are captured in a pure, genuine state. Trueemotion is caught and revealed using this style of wedding photography.Usually, these photos are taken with black and white film which truly capturesthe 'storybook' effect of this style. The end result is a narrative collectionof images that show actual emotions and experiences of the days events. 


Choose a wedding photojournalist to document your wedding day ifyou want unique photographs designed to tell the story of your day. This styleis right for you if you want candid and artistic photos, a loose and relaxedway of being photographed, with a photographer that lets the actions of the dayhappen instead of making them happen.


Delroy A. Whyte-Hall

Journalism-Style Wedding Photographer

Categories: Journalism-Style Photography, Wedding Photography, Wedding

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