(Closed) Photo-journalism type of wedding pictures. What do you think …

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I knew from the moment we began looking for a wedding photographer that I wanted the photo journalistic style. The candid, emotional shots show so much personality and the chemistry between you and your hubby. My wedding is in August so I’ve yet to see how our pictures will turn out, but I am so excited to see. Check out our photographers website. http://genevieveleiper.com/site.html

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yes! We used this same type of photographer. Our final decision came down to two very different photogs. One did really soft, dreamy, almost fashion photography. The photos were stunningly beautiful, but seemed emotionally lifeless. The other option was a photographer who captured amazing emotions in all his photographs. We went with the emotions guy and never regretted it! Our photos came out great and we are very happy with them.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I originally thought I wanted a more traditional, "staged" feel, but a friend recommended my photographer, including telling me if she could do her wedding again, she’d use them!  Here’s their website(check their blog!):  Pink Posh Photography.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love photojournalistic style.  In fact, if given the choice, I would choose to have zero posted photos.  I am going to ask my parents and his parents for a list of "must have" shots before the wedding to give to my photographer to make sure that he captures those.  Other than that, my fantastic photog has free reign of picture taking. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Yep this is what we did too, and I am SO pleased with the results.  We took some posed photos before and then just let our photographer loose with whatever he wanted to take photos of.  The results are literally HUNDREDS of photos that capture the emotion, spirit and enthusiasm of the day.  There are at least 20 photos of my husband and I laughing hysterically at various points in the day, and that’s what I remember best from the day too: how much, and how hard, I laughed. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I like this type of photography – I find that it often captures emotions beautifully and it looks so much more natural (but that could be due me not being good at posing too 🙂 ). I’ve also decided to go with a photographer who takes photo-journalism pics – and I can’t wait to see how it will turn out.

This is my photographer:

http://www.digitalwardrobe.se/index.html

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love this style too. I’m considering a photographer with a similar direction — capturing the mood and emotion rather than being intrusive.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

this is absolutely what im going for too. i think this is definitely an awesome way to go!

go for it!!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I like the photojournalistic style, but I also like really artsy shots. The photog I’m thinking about going with likes to do more of the artsy shots and has a second shooter cover the photojournalistic stuff, so I feel like I’m covered!

Post # 13
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Newbee

we are using Erik Mysliwy at Perfect Wedding Photo in Boston, and his work is amazing way better than just that traditional boring stuff, where they all look the same! you definitely want good pictures, what else is there afterwards?!!! I definitely think you should use that type of photographer.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ray Anthony is amazing!!  You should definitely book him if he fits your budget (he ain’t cheap).  If you haven’t talked to him already, def. do so and ask him to send you links to an entire wedding.  He also does formals.  He ended up being booked for my date (there was a bit of a snafu so we’d been talking already), but he referred me to an out-of-town photographer (Memories by Michael in LA) whom he used to work with and has a similar style.  There are subtle differences, and they are both phenomenal!  Ray has been working in the wedding business for a while, so he’ll walk you through the details of setting up your formal session.  But he books quickly so better hurry.  You might also consider Jessica Johnston.  There was only one other that we really liked in SE Mich., but I can’t recall the name.  If you want a reference pleaes PM me and I’ll try to look it up.

I like the fluid style of more photojournalistic photographers, but I do recommend also picking one who does good formals (I looked at a Detroit News photographer whose candids were good but formals, not so much).  You probably will want a few of those to frame, give to parents, etc.  And for a really good photojournalistic photographer, formals should be easy-peasy.  This is b/c the technical considerations for good candid shots (e.g. composition, lighting, angle) are much easier to control.  So I’d be suspicious of someone who can’t do them…you might only be seeing the "best of" in their candid portfolios.  You want someone who is consistently very good.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

We’re using photojournalists!  I cannot wait!  I looked at traditional photographers for hours, then took one look at the photographs taken by my photog (www.riersonphotography.com) and never looked back. In My Humble Opinion photojournalism is the best way to go.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

You guys have  got to go to the WPJA site and drool over the photos and read the articles.  It sucks up alot of my time…

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