I love photographing in a journalistic way during weddings. Of course during the day you need to do formal posed photographs, but I really love the feeling of when you get a photograph that is totally unexpected, yet totally tells the story of the wedding day. Those absolutely cannot be posed. It is a “found” photograph. I love feeling like a fly on the wall–that feeling like the people at the event have accepted you so completely that they either do not realize you are there, or that you are a close friend or family member and they don’t care. That is what I felt when I took this picture of Lisa and her Dad getting ready. He was just getting ready and doing his thing, and I loved that I could just see her through the doorway looking in the mirror. I like the juxtaposition of the two of them getting ready. And I made it black and white because it would just not have any impact in color. I think it conveys that excited/chaotic feeling of preparation on a wedding day, and that is why I like this photograph.
I hope you have enjoyed this Saratoga Wedding Photojournalism. If you would like to see more of my work, you can visit the wedding photography gallery. Or you can call 518.584.4237 for a complimentary consultation.
Susan Blackburn of Blackburn Portrait Design is a Saratoga Wedding and Portrait Photographer servicing Saratoga Springs, Lake George, the Adirondacks and beyond. Call 518.584.4237 to schedule a consultation.