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“Wedding photojournalism” seems to be the new “it” term in the wedding photography scene. But what does it mean? Stemming from news journalism, photojournalism involves capturing real-time events as they unfold without any interference. This journalistic style seeped into the wedding photography industry in the late 80s and early 90s, giving birth to wedding photojournalism.

Introducing Candidness to Wedding Photography

Wedding photojournalism was like a gust of fresh air, sweeping away the cookie-cutter, clichéd wedding shots and bringing in an era of candidness. Gone were the cheesy poses and overused props. The role of a wedding photographer transformed from an orchestrator of perfect scenes to a silent observer, capturing the raw emotions and atmosphere of the moment. This new approach broke the mold, offering each client a unique set of pictures that might not be flawless but were genuinely representative of their special day.

Indian wedding photojournalism in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The Reality of Wedding Photojournalism Today

Fast forward to the present, and every wedding photographer is waving the flag of wedding photojournalism. But let’s not be fooled by the trendy label. Many of them need more training or experience in true photojournalism, and their portfolios might not even reflect this style of photography.

My Commitment to Genuine Wedding Photojournalism

I may have a limited newspaper agency background, but I have been professionally trained in wedding photojournalism. I continually invest in updating my skills and learning from the best in the industry at seminars and workshops globally. I epitomize wedding photojournalism, which is what people refer to as candid photos! Want to see for yourself? Please browse through my portfolio, or better yet, let’s meet in person and walk you through an entire wedding event captured through my lenses. Just give me a call to set up an appointment.

A wedding photojournalism capturing the bride and groom walking down the aisle of a church.

You’re now ten steps closer (wait, technically eleven if you count reading this, right?) to planning your dream Asheville wedding. Wedding planning might seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. By chunking the planning process into actionable steps, you can stay on track and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Wait to finalize your details and timeline until Step 10, or too many minor details can derail your progress.

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