What is a wedding photojournalist?
Before searching for a wedding photographer, you need to define the photography style that is the most appealing to you. To me, your wedding day should look as real as possible, reflecting your true self. To explain my style, here are 5 images to describe what is a wedding photojournalist, known also as a documentary wedding photographer.
1. No posing
Instead of the wedding photographer helping guide and direct the wedding day, the wedding photojournalist stand back and let things happen naturally. I do not try to create picture perfect scenes for every moment, I strive to capture the truth and realism in the actual moment. It does not mean I do not do family or couple portraits, I do love them. But most of the day, I will follow your emotions and reactions to capture unique images.
2.Details that matter
A wedding photographer might love detail shots of the cake, the jewels, the perfum. A wedding photojournalist will capture a different kind of details. What I love, like in the image, it's the detail shots that mean something. The bride is anxious because she is about to marry the love of her life. You can feel, in this image, how she feels. This is a detail that matters.
A photojournalist will look for different vantage points to create unique photos and document your day. For example, in this image, I love that I could capture her parents and her in the same shot.
4. Decisive moments
Henri Cartier-Bresson, in his book, The Decisive Moment, explains that “To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.” A wedding photojournalist has a lot of patience because he will wait to capture the instant that matters.
5. Fun !
I mean, that is an absolute synonym of wedding photojournalism. Your wedding is fun, and a photographer that will document your day will have as much fun as his photographs.