March 4, 2014

Portfolio Series | Black and White Wedding Photojournalism | Adirondack Photographer

Brant Lake Wedding Photojournalism
One of my favorite images from Sheila and TJ’s wedding–right after they were pronounced man and wife by Rev. Joy Burke.

So I was writing a blog post the other day about one of my vendor friends and came across this image, which I shot at a wedding two years ago up in Brant Lake in the Adirondacks. Wedding Photojournalism is really fun, and I love capturing wedding images this way. I love this image because it is totally a photojournalistic image that captures the feeling of the moment so well. This couple was one of my favorite couples that year. They had been friends for years before they got involved romantically. Their wedding was a weekend full of fun, laughter and bringing people together. In this image, Sheila and TJ had just been pronounced man and wife by the Reverend Joy Burke, and their delight is written all over their faces. While I love doing formal portraiture, many times my favorite images are candid moments when people are being themselves. Part of being a good photojournalist is making sure you are in the right place at the right time. But to take an image to the next level, you need to make sure the lighting is good. And if you are doing wedding photojournalism, it goes without saying that the subjects need to look great. I did this image in Black and White because I think it emphasizes their joy and the overall mood.