A particular style of wedding photography is gaining increased popularity throughout Europe and the USA, and is starting to become more recognised in Australia. The style is known as ‘Wedding Photojournalism’ and it involves mostly un-posed and candid images that document and tell the story of a couples wedding day.
The majority of the photos taken are NOT the usual typical setups such as bridal parties jumping in the air, awkward positions, fake smiles and mock cake cuttings, nor do they have effects applied such as weird angles and vintage filters etc. In fact there is very little if any alteration or direction from the photographer, except in some cases where a brief amount of time is still allocated for a few traditional family, bridal and group wedding photos as required.
Celebrities in particular prefer the style of Wedding Photojournalism for their own weddings because they are tired of posing for the cameras, and they just want to relax and enjoy themselves.
In order to convey the full story, coverage usually spans the entire day. Starting off early with the Bride, Groom and family preparations. The Bride is often a little nervous and her parents rather anxious, sometimes breaking into tears when seeing their daughter in her beautiful wedding dress for the first time.
Such moments happen once in a lifetime, totally un-staged and precisely what an experienced Wedding Photojournalist is aiming to capture.
The next part of the day involves the ceremony. Guests arriving and interacting, the nervous Groom awaiting, the arrival of the Bride, and her father handing over his daughter to be married. During the ceremony there will be times where you can almost hear a pin drop, as the wedding comes to a climax. In particular family members and guests are captured gazing on, as well as the raw emotions between the Bride and Groom when they exchange wedding vows, rings and kiss for that very first time.
After the ceremony there is a sense of relief as everyone relaxes and the celebrations begin. Food, drink, speeches and dancing. All of the action during this time is important, such as the bridal waltz, cake cutting, dancing, bouquet/garter tossing, and everything else in-between. There is a lot to be captured and it all goes really quickly. At the end of the day there are the farewell good wishes, and the final departure as the newlyweds drive off into the distance, just married.
True Wedding Photojournalism results in a set of amazing images that convey the heart and soul of a wedding. Real moments, genuine emotions and the story of the day documented forever. The images are priceless memories that will be treasured and viewed by generations of family to come.
Contact Alan Rogers Photography and experience this genuine and emotional way of capturing your special day.
by Alan Rogers Photography