Posted by Ambassador Video and Photography on 08/27/2014

Explaining The Photojournalistic Style

Explaining The Photojournalistic Style

I tell all my customers, "you've done all this planning for months and months-leave the driving to the professionals and just let it all happen and enjoy yourselves on your special day." Occasionally a customer gets so worked up about all the details they don't enjoy themselves. I see them glancing over at me "making sure I'm doing my job." They trust us to do shoot their wedding so why not enjoy and let everyone cater to them?

My second piece of advice is that the personality and warmth of the photographer is equally as important as their ability to shoot wonderful photographs. They have to feel comfortable with their photographer.

Last, the latest "buzz word" in reference to photography is, "photojournalist or photojournalistic style photography." While this aspect of wedding photography is indeed genuine, all weddings include this style. Why? Because the entire ceremony is, "candid." Nothing is posed during that time, so it is photojournalism. Next, most of the reception is, "candid," hence photojournalistic style. Dancing shots, best man's toast, bouquet toss, etc. are frequently candid, un-posed photographs. Many other shots during the reception are spontaneous photographs as well. Any skilled, well rounded professional must be well versed in candid/photojournalist style as well as creative posed style photography. This is simply because most customers want both the formal family shots as well as those spontaneous fleeting moments present at each and every wedding. Make sure you see evidence of both styles at your photographer. After all, it is the painter, not the paint brush!!!

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