"THE AWARD WINNING PICTURE SHOWN ABOVE OF THE BRIDAL PARTY COMING INSIDE WAS TAKEN AFTER ALL THE PHOTOS WERE DONE. I WILL KEEP SHOOTING BECAUSE I'M A JOURNALISTIC PHOTOGRAPHER AND I NEVER WANT TO MISS A MOMENT."
My love for journalistic wedding photography began way before I started photographing weddings. I'll be honest, posing was never my strong suit and not because I don't know the proper way to position a subject in the light, but because it wasn't natural or emotive.
I excel at capturing the right moment, the right expression and the right feeling at just the right time to tell the story in a photo. I've been a Toronto journalistic photographer since the beginning with my family clients. I was also strictly a film photographer and 100% BW medium.
As a Toronto journalistic wedding photographer, keeping my clients in motion throughout our portrait time together is the best way to capture natural movement and emotion in my documentary wedding photography. I will very rarely tell you where to place your hands of how to stand, but rather, have you walk around each other and chat or even better yet..... I will photograph your in-between moments when you don't even know I'm taking photos.
Depending on how you are together in front of my camera or if I can elicit a moment by directing occasionally then i'll do that in a way to make it look as natural as possible. This photo above was created by simply asking them to kiss while coming down the aisle without stopping them or directing....it's happens naturally and they continue with the recessional.
While we do family formals, decor and detail photos and portraits of the couple together, capturing the real moments happening around us throughout the day is where our hearts lie. It's not unusual for my clients to request 100% journalistic wedding day coverage with a completely unobtrusive style.
Journalistic wedding photography is what's important to me and being able to capture all the moments that are happening as a beautiful record of families coming together is my true passion.
Journalistic Approach to Wedding Photography
Here are some notes on what I won't ever ever make you do on your wedding day.
Instead, I will put you in great light and photograph what happens or doesn't happen.
That's ok! because he will not have to pose. I'll photograph him with or without you depending on his or your comfort levels. Most couple say they are not comfortable in front of the camera but that's because it's awkward to be posed and look natural. Since, I won't do that you'll be able to be photographed naturally and easily.
I'll be putting you in great light and guide you through scenes until you get the hang of just being together naturally while I take photos. I will gently direct as much as needed for the couple that is in front of my camera in order to elicit naturally occurring moments.
If you're looking for a photographer that can easily direct you occasionally to elicit great moments, then I would love you to book me for your wedding or event.
Journalistic (75). 1/2500; f/6.3; ISO 1250; 24.0 mm.