When the Weekly Photo Challenge “Joy” was announced on Friday, I first thought to this first photo I posted Friday, but then I started thinking about all the happy moments that I have had the privilege to photograph at weddings. (please see more text and photos below)
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My career in photography started in newspapers. I loved telling people’s stories with my camera. Of course, newspaper work did not always pay very well, so I needed to pick up side work whenever possible. Weddings are a natural for any photojournalist as you are telling the story of a very special day in pictures.
Weddings are happy events by nature. Once you establish a good rapport with the bride and groom before the wedding day you will find yourself being welcomed at every turn.
This is in stark contrast to covering some news events where you might be trying to do your work while being shouted down by a police officer or an angry bystander who does not share your exact same view on what the First Amendment is.
While photographing a house fire in New Jersey one evening earlier in my career,
a relative of the home’s owner suggested to me if I did not stop taking photos I would be in dire need of medical attention. Of course that was not the exact tone and language he used.
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p>Weddings usually do not entail the same level of hazard or mayhem. I have covered some weddings where I almost felt like I was part of the family by the end of the day. After one wedding, the bride’s mother actually sent me home with a box of home made cookies and a jar of jelly beans. How can you not love that?
Prior to going into the freelance world last year I was a photo coach and manager for what was then the largest wedding photography studio in the United States for five years. I was very fortunate to work with some of the best wedding photographers in the country. I shot the photos on this post during that period.
In a nutshell my visual approach to photographing weddings is the same approach I take to covering a news story. I strive to fill the frame with emotion and action whenever possible. Its a little more involved than that, but I think these photos are true to that ideal.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Rob
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