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Beyond Traditional vs. Photojournalistic Southlake Wedding Photography

There are many wedding photographers out there with different levels of professionalism. The word "Journalistic Wedding Photography" is trendy, but what does it mean? It means less formal - catching acts in the moment, spontaneity. Who wouldn't love that? But it also means a grittier look like a news reporter, less use of flash for a more "raw feeling" to photos. That may or may not put your wedding day in the best light.

At Wedding Photographer Southlake, we offer a blend of both Traditional and Journalistic wedding photography in each of our packages. We are professional digital wedding photographers and we use on-camera flash to fill in shadows, but not dominate the picture or overpower the natural light.

For those of you who may have contacted other wedding photographers and were less than thrilled, we offer some tips for helping you make an educated and perfect decision for yourself.

Do you want a traditional-style photographer or a photojournalistic photographer? You should decide what type of "look" or "feeling" you want in your pictures.

Traditional Wedding Photography
 
Journalistic Wedding Photography

A traditional photographer will photograph your wedding with a general sense much similar to that of formal portraits.

There will be a lot of posed shots with family and bridal party, and even moments such as the first kiss may be re-staged to get the proper image.

 

 

 

A journalistic photographer will shoot your wedding with a general sense much similar to that of formal portraits. There will be a lot of posed shots with family and bridal party, and even moments such as the first kiss may be re-staged to get the proper image.

Photojournalistic photographers capture the wedding day with a candid approach, allowing the moments to unfold on their own, similar to the way a sports photographer captures the game as it happens. With this approach, some shots may be blurry to show motion, but virtually nothing is posed or staged with respect to any family portraits desired.

The Best Of Both Worlds:
Covenant Photography offers both. Yes there are the portraits and relatives and wedding party photos, but plenty of candids, laughter and dancing! Our Journalistic wedding photography side captures glances, feelings, and the anticipation on through the joy of your grand departure to the honeymoon.

Next, how much money do you want to spend? This question is actually very simple: what are your memories worth? Keep in mind you are paying for a photographer's time, skill, and creativity -- not just your finished product. Photographers' prices have a wide range depending upon a number of factors, including where you live. Whatever the price may be, never hire a photographer based solely on price.

What type of items do you desire for your finished product(s)? Do you want an album for you and/or your family members? How about online proofing and ordering for out-of-towners who couldn't make it to the wedding? Maybe you want all of the digital files (negatives) to have your own prints made. Find out what the photographer offers and make sure you are satisfied with what you are paying for.

Covenant Photography offers custom wedding albums, imported from Italy, covered in fine lambskin with the wedding photos collaged to beautifully tell the story of the day. There are preparation photos, ceremony photos, reception fun, and yes, the formal posed shots of family too.

These tips should help you make the right decision for you, in hopes that the rest of your wedding falls into place accordingly. It's up to the photographer you hire to deliver the memories to you! You have to like their photos and feel comfortable with them as a person you will interact with on your Wedding day.

Contact us at 972-822-3587 to book your Southlake wedding photography.

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