What are Wedding Photojournalists

These days, it seems that many wedding photographers are wedding photojournalists. In fact, photojournalism, in relation to wedding photography, has become more of a buzz word in recent years than an actual description of a photographer’s style. But where does the term photojournalist even come from in the first place?

Photojournalism is a term that is actually used to describe a style of journalism accomplished through photography that is used for story telling in news, magazine and other publications. As a type of journalist, photojournalists were expected to observe and record events as they unfolded, without any interference or adulteration. In the late 1980s early 1990s, a group of photojournalists moved into the wedding photography industry and created a new unique style of photography called wedding photojournalism.

1. Photojournalism defined

When introduced to the wedding photography industry, this new style of wedding photography was a breath of fresh air. Prior to that point, wedding photography seemed to be firmly entrenched in a standardized set of perfect cliché-looking shots and effects. Every wedding portrait had the same glamour-esque look with a soft wash over the image. Wedding photography consisted of capturing, and even fabricating, the exact same image with each and every client. “Let’s do the looking out the window shot, ok, now look into your watch, ok, now tie your shoes, ok, now button your cuffs, etc.”

Wedding photojournalism took the standard approach to weddings and turned it onto its head. Instead of the wedding photographer helping guide and direct the wedding day, he now stood back and let things happen naturally. Instead of creating picture perfect scenes for every moment, the wedding photographer strove to capture the truth and realism in the actual moment. The result was photography that was no longer standardized as a canned product sold from the shelf of your grocery store. Rather, each client got customized pictures that may not have been flawless, but were perfect in capturing the actual emotion and atmosphere of the scene.

2. Photojournalism and Wedding Photography

Fast forward 20 years and it seems as though every single wedding photographer today appears to be a wedding photojournalist. Why? Well, because photographers are afraid of losing clients if they do not use the marketing term somewhere in their material. However, despite the usage of photojournalist, there are many photographers out there who have no experience in wedding photojournalism, or photojournalism in general. In fact, often times their portfolio doesn’t even exhibit photojournalistic style shots.

While it is not required for a wedding photographer to have worked at a newspaper agency in order to qualify him to be a wedding photojournalist, it should be expected that their training and educational background is in the field of photojournalism.Just as important (if not more important) as their technical knowledge and creativity are the wedding photographers interpersonal skills. How well do they interact with their clients and those at the wedding? Are they outgoing, personable, charismatic, professional, and honest?

Not including engagement shoots, bridal shoots, etc. You are going to be spending a full day with your photographer on the most important day of your life. A wedding photographer with a personality that matches your own is essential to the overall experience of your wedding.

3. Wedding Photojournalism Today

Probably the easiest and most effective way of getting an idea of whether or not a wedding photographer is actually a wedding photojournalist is simply to take a look at their portfolio, as well as a sample wedding. Throughout our portfolio you will notice our roots in photojournalism. We would also love to show you a full wedding event in person. Simply call us to setup an appointment with one of the master wedding photographers.

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Hi! I'm Roberto, Award Winning Wedding Photographer and Family Photographer. I'm so excited you are here!

Life has been turned upside down as of late.  It make you realize that the bond with your family and friends and the quality time you spend with them is the most valuable thing in life. What better way to celebrate these relationships than with meaningful portraits! 

Family is at the core of everything I do here at Roberto Falck Photography. 

My goal is to create images that make your heart skip a beat every time you pass them in your home.

You should have photographs of your partner in life and family that, when it's been a particularly tough day, remind you of why you decided to start this whole messy thing called, "Family" in the first place.

I want to welcome YOU to my world. Look around and hit that "Let's Chat" button when you are ready to collaborate in creating some beautiful Art with your loved ones.

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 We cannot even begin to express our gratitude to you for so beautifully and professionally capturing a wedding that neither of us had imagined! You both kept us calm and cool, and made the photography experience natural and fun.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. You have captured the first days of our life together, and how beautiful it was -- we can't wait to re-live it all when we see the albums!


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Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe us as New York wedding photographers. With clients based all over the world, New York City is our home. We take pride in offering our clients the type of wedding photography they are looking for.  Its one thing to take pictures, its another to create Art for our clients. Our clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our studio. 

Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography. 

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"This is wedding photography at its best! Roberto Falck is an international Award-Winning photographer based in the New York City, he has been  considered one of the Best Wedding Photographers in New York, offering wedding coverage in New York and destinations worldwide," 

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