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. I send out a portrait checklist to every couple and before the wedding, go over the timeline of the day and make note of ALL the unique details and special requests.
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!
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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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