What is photojournalistic photography?
There are a number of different interpretations on this but my take on it is that it is capturing the events of the day as they happen and with less emphasis on formal or posed photography. My approach as with most other wedding photographers these days is a mixture of both. I capture the events as they happen during the day and then set aside time for taking some formal shots of the bride and groom together and also with family and friends.
The first photo is a photojournalistic type of image of the bride and groom just relaxing and interacting with each other in the garden that I captured while waiting for the rest of the bridal party for some formal images and it is clearly unposed.
The second photo shows a posed image of the bride and groom.
Both images are quite acceptable and it largely comes down to personal choice. I quite like both images. The candid unposed photo where the bride and groom are completely absorbed in each other will often capture those moments that are later forgotten. The photojournalistic style captures these moments and helps to keep those special memories alive for many years.
I believe there is room for both photojournalistic and formal wedding photography but the choice is up to you. I would suggest a combination of the two. In the case above, the bride and groom ended up with both styles of images that would best be presented in a wedding album or photobook. Wedding photos that are special to the bride and groom can also be framed and displayed around the home and will be remembered for a very long time. Camera specs: Nikon D700 1/125sec @ f2.8 iso 200, 200mm (70-200mm f2.8) – Peter