AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE DAY
The bride and groom may be the center of attention on the wedding day, but they’re certainly not the entire story. The day is also very much about the friends and family who have been invited to share in the joy, catch up with loved ones, and do a little partying. Or maybe a lot of partying.
What’s important to the couple is indeed the social gathering they’ve created to celebrate their marriage. If it were only about them, and their relationship, then they would elope or perhaps have a small ceremony.
For many people, the wedding is a rare opportunity to get all of those closest to them together in a day and age when loved ones are often spread out around the country and the world. Ironically, at the reception, people also tend to spread out, making it the wedding photojournalist’s responsibility to troll the periphery of the event, seeking out those great moments away from the main action.
Clients overwhelmingly desire a complete wedding day picture; a fully-realized journal of their union as told through the actions and reactions of their invited guests. Talented photographers know this and are quick to showcase their mastery of this brand of visual storytelling.