One of the most common requests photographers receive from brides-to-be is "photojournalism." And what exactly is photojournalism? The American Heritage Dictionary sites the following definition:
Journalism in which a news story is presented primarily through photographs with supplementary written copy.
Of course a wedding isn't necessarily a "news story," but the idea behind hiring a professional who is apt to photograph your event in a candid, documentary style usually results in priceless photos that speak a thousand words. With that said, brides-to-be should be careful in trusting every photographer who claims to specialize in photojournalism or papparazi-style. Don't just take his/her word for it ... always ask for their thoughts on using a telephoto lens or long zoom ... ask about techniques for maximizing shoot lots ... inquire about their approach to taking photos without obviously raising the camera. And finally, take a look at their most recent work. Hopefully, you will find masterpieces like these:
- Deluxe package from a photojournalist photographer, with all the fixins, to cover your wedding from rehearsal dinner to the last dance at the reception: $9,000+
- Photos that will make your great-grandchildren feel as if they were in the front row as you said "I Do:" PRICELESS