Post # 1
Can anyone recommend a photographer in the NY/NJ/PA/DE area that has a photojounalistic approach but is willing to take some posed shots? A lot of photojournalists request that you do not give them a must take list. Because I’m spending so much time on the details of my wedding there are just certain things I would like to be captured. If I could do DIY photography I would, but on my wedding day, I have to be the one in front of the lens and find someone I can trust behind it.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY
My photographer will travel to NYC area and he is a photojournalist but we spent about 30 minutes on posed family/wedding party shots and he likes to spend at least 30 minutes on posed shots of just the bride and groom.
I think he also takes posed shots of just the bride after you are ready. I didn’t get any of those because I was throwing up all morning before he wedding 🙁
Anyway here’s his website. He’s awesome BTW.
If you want to see a whole album, just send me a private message and I’ll give you the link to our entire album (like 600 shots) so you can see what the posed shots look like. I don’t think he puts too many of those in his portfolio.
Post # 4
I adore my photographers, and they are based in the Lancaster PA area (but travel pretty much anywhere…. we’re in Philly). They hesitate to label themselves as photojournalists, because in addition to taking photos of great candid moments, they do pose some shots — the thing about them I love, though, is that their posed shots still have a candid kind of quality to them. They are very artistic without being overly cheesy or LOOKING posed, and although they don’t like to have a HUGE "must take" list, they will work with couples to find a happy medium. For instance, I will be designing ALLLLL my stationery items, and I want great photos of those things — for them, these are no-brainer shots that they always get. They are very into details. They also respect the fact that all the standard posed family shots are a necessity, even though maybe not the most artistic, so they will MOST DEFINITELY take all of these for you.
They will also happily take suggestions about poses/shots if you have them — but I find that their best work comes from just letting them have control. Of course, I’m a little bit of a control freak so I’m sure I’ll be requesting a few specifics on the wedding day, but I’m gonna try my best to trust their creative instincts 🙂
Check out http://www.thewiebners.com — they are a husband and wife team and always work together. They also keep a great blog that shows all of their most recent work. If you’re interested in their work, you can email them if you would like to see a full album of a complete wedding, to get a feel for all of the shots they can fit in. You can also message me if you’d like and I’ll send you the password for our e-pic album online.
Post # 5
hey bride 888 – I travel anywhere and I am currently still available on your date… check out http://decenturbanlifestyle.blogspot.com or my post in the vendor thread in the classifieds.
Post # 6
i love my photographer and he’s reasonably priced in the nyc area, but he’s coming out to do our wedding in nj.
he’s totally photojournalist, but he’ll do the posed photos if we want them (just a few basica family shots). he is really professional, well groomed, and made me feel at ease that he would take exactly the kinds of photos we wanted. all his albums were incredible too.
Post # 7
hey, I’m in NJ and i’m using Clycreation as my photographer (based in NY). http://www.clycreation.com He’s very talented, friendly, quick with emails and very fair with prices.
Post # 8
You can try Ryan Brenizer (ryanbrenizer.com), he did a great job with my friend’s wedding. He used to be an editor for a small newpaper, and now also covers events for magazines. He is pretty affordable, esp by NY standards and offers free engagement shoots, so definitely does portraits. I’ve been following the ones on his flickr site: http://flickr.com/photos/carpeicthus/collections/72157594587307352/
Post # 10
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will check them out.
Post # 11
Photography “after the wedding” product research
Hello ladies, love the posts. I have some questions of my own for brides mostly but grooms can answer too if you don’t mind. What did you like or dislike about the photo products you received? And how about quality? How about the time (speed) it took to get your product? What about Photography style? Traditional, Photojournalistic or both ? How about Photographer Creativity?Digital or film preferences? Oh and I love brides who love taking pictures too. In my experience, sometimes a prospective bride doesn’t know she wants until she looks at a fixed package (as opposed to an negotiable package where you can cross items and request another product in it‘s place) put together by the Photographer or agency. What is important to you in a package is the question? Answer as you please all your help is greatly appreciated..