Wedding photography has become an artform, with the growth of wedding photojournalism that aims to tell a story through images alone. Photojournalist style wedding photographers have ditched the posed portraits that once dominated weddings decades ago, breathing life into wedding pictures that were too contrived.
The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) is a professional organization comprised of photojournalists and wedding photographers from around the world. Members of the WPJA offer a “candid, documentary approach – a distinctly artistic vision toward wedding photography.”
While wedding photographers can honor most requests – even the posed portraits with family members, their goal is to photograph the bride and groom in way that paints a vivid picture story. The WPJA offers a new perspective on wedding photography – quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom because its members “use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.”
Wedding photojournalists wait for moments to unfold naturally and convey what many may have missed through candid wedding pictures. From the bride’s march and first kiss to the toast and cutting of the cake, wedding photojournalists see everything with a fresh perspective. For examples of wedding photojournalism styles and to find wedding photojournalists, visit the Wedding Photojournalist Association website. Inspiraton is only a click away.