Is a ‘wedding photojournalist’ the right term to call a wedding photographer? My answer would be
“Yes, partially”. Much like photojournalists for the media, wedding photojournalists should present the story of the day through their photographs and capture wedding images spontaneously to emphasize moments and emotions. A wedding photojournalist should take candid pictures quickly rather than using traditional formal posing techniques. However, I recommend my wedding photography clients to schedule time for the portrait photography sessions and try to keep the following ratio in my wedding photography:
60% – Wedding Candid Photos (wedding photojournalism) during Getting Ready, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
30% – Portrait Photography and Creative Sets, which include the Post-ceremony Formal Family photography, Guest Portraits, Bridal, Bride and Groom, Bride and Bridesmaids, and Groom and Groomsmen photo sessions
10% – Environmental Photography, which includes photos of the church and wedding venue, ceremony and reception areas, decor, wedding attire, bouquets, cakes, programs, etc.

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