Wedding Photojournalism

The Photojournalism Difference

Wedding photojournalism, or wedding photojournalists, are photographers who are experienced shooting just about everything. Traditional portraits, details, action shots, we know lighting, creative posing, and we’ve worked in every challenging weather and lighting condition possible. (i.e. we know what to do no matter what 😉

We ask a lot of questions. To get to know you, your style, and the photos you love. We offer help in planning the flow of your day, managing tricky family dynamics, and always have a Plan B so the photo part of the day is stress-free.

We prefer to act like one of your guests, blending into the background, to encourage everyone to relax & be themselves. So we don’t like to step into the aisle at the ceremony and stay at a respectful distance during your first dance (so many forget we are there). This doesn’t mean we won’t tell you if you have food in your teeth, but if it’s a funny picture we might shoot it first!

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Sometimes the cake smash is a surprise which is why we always position ourselves to get a good shot of it, just in case.

Best of all – you don’t have a photographer telling you what to do or in your face all night. We anticipate what is going to happen, prepare for it, position ourselves for the best angles (from a distance if we can), and capture the moments as they happen (and know what to do when the unexpected happens ;).

Our style of photography is unique because our photographs tell your story by capturing your experiences, personalities, and moments. Details are more meaningful, group portraits are quick & fun, and portraits have creativity AND your personality. True wedding photojournalism.

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Award-Winning Couple

Virginia Living Magazine’s “Best of Virginia Photographers” 2016 & 2017
WeddingWire.com “Couple’s Choice Award” 2008-2017
Virginia’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year 2nd Place 2013 & 2014
VA Small Newspaper Clip Photographer of the Year
Multiple awards from the VNPA, VPA, NPPA, Hearst competition, and the Eddie Adams workshop
Published in the Daily Press, St. Petersburg Times, People magazine, Washington Post, America 24/7, Virginia 24/7, VOW magazine, The Knot magazine, Hampton Roads Wedding Guide, to list a few

Behind the Scenes

Heather LOVES to meet at Panera to get to know each couple beforehand.

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I arrive early for meetings so I can get everyone something to drink and set up. Time is precious so I don’t want anyone waiting on me!

But since that is not always possible, a phone call, Skype, or email work just as well when planning from a distance.

Finding the perfect photographer can be stressful. It’s a big decision and we don’t want to rush anyone so we try to be available whenever it works for couples, can travel for meetings, can offer advice and referrals, and generally strive to make hiring a wedding photographer a fun experience.

What to Expect

When editing thousands of photos from a wedding Heather looks for flattering angles, natural smiles, unique moments, and great light. So for a portrait session, she edits out the ones with your eyes closed but leave in the silly ones, love laughter, and any others that showcase people being themselves & having fun (while making sure you look great ;).

And Heather is practically a walking bridal emergency kit. She always has a mini sewing kit, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, and Rob carries a utility knife. All on top of carrying 2 cameras per photographer and lots of batteries, lenses, and lighting. (which is why we often bring an intern along to help carry things 🙂

All to make your day go that much smoother.

Contact Us today to experience the photojournalism difference for yourself!