This Is Reportage Wedding Photography

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Wedding photography is one of the most rewarding styles of photography to shoot. It is a style of photography that allows a photographer to help cement the memories of one of the most important days in a couple’s life. It is a lot of responsible, it requires experience and talent.  There are many different styles of wedding photography but one of the most compelling and captivating styles of wedding photography is ‘reportage’ wedding photography. This style of photography that many photographers claim to use but most do not really capture the essence of this style.

The Real Story of Your Special Day

Reportage wedding photography is a journalistic style of photography where the photographer aims to stay out of the way of what is going on, he/she will aim to take images that document all the special, random, artist and sacred moments that happen. The photographer will not pose or fabricate scenes just to take a picture. More than anything it is about telling a story through imagery. If the images do not tell a story, then it is not reportage wedding photography but something amateurish.

Capturing the Little Moments

When a lot of people think about wedding photography they just think of wedding portraits which can be awesome but I promise that you want more than those types of images of your wedding. You want images of the things that you probably didn’t see with your own eyes, you want to see yourself, your friends and family captured in interesting, funny, dramatic  and unsuspecting image based story lines. It is about capturing telling glances, the emotions, people in action and in animation. It is more about artistry and storytelling than anything else. It is the story of your wedding day! 

More than Just Sniper Snapshots

It is more than just taking candids or snapshots. There are photographers who will simply take candids and snapshots and claim that they do reportage wedding photography but they do not. Ask to see the portfolio of any photographer you plan on hiring and their images will tell you everything that you need to know. If their images just look like better versions of an iPhone image, if they are simply telephoto images taking from far away of unsuspecting people without a story or an interesting emotive experience going on, then it isn’t reportage wedding photography.


In summary, look for the story, look for the moment, look to the photo journalistic feel of a photographers work and it will immediately tell you if you are dealing with reportage wedding photography. Should you hire a reportage style wedding photographer? Well, it is up to you. Use what we described about this style of wedding photographer and look for examples of this work and if you love it, then you have answered your own question. Make sure that you find the real thing to help you make your decision about this style of photographer. Everything that you need to know is in the images.