The term ‘Reportage Wedding Photographer’ is one of the most misused in the whole of the wedding photography industry. I’d like to take a little time to clarify what it really means and how the true meaning of the term fits my approach.
Firstly, if you’d like to see some examples of my work then head over to the wedding photography portfolio or wedding gallery pages where you will be able to see thousands of photos from over a hundred weddings photographed in a documentary style.
I’ve also written extensively about the incorrect use of ‘reportage wedding photography’ to describe a group of photographs focused on 'sniping' headshots of people from vast distances with long lenses. There is a basic idea that if someone isn’t looking at the camera, it’s a reportage photograph and that’s just plain wrong!
Ultimately, it’s about capturing the story of the day, it’s not about isolated portraits or photos of shoes or made up posed photos. It’s simply about telling a true story, capturing the whole scene using wide angle lenses, not super telephotos like so many say it is.
It’s using the skill of the photographer to create emotive and powerful images which will evoke memories for years to come and it doesn’t matter the size of the wedding, following this ethos is a fantastic way to create stunning images at any event.
It’s a hands off approach that focuses on letting couples and guests relax, forget the photographer is even there and simply go about enjoying themselves. I work really hard to build up a great rapport with you and guests alike so that I can get in close and catch those brilliant funny and touching moments that make a wedding so special.
We are so grateful to have found such a great photographer! Allister has captured such a beautiful memory of our wedding that has surpassed our expectations. They capture such true emotions of the day that they had my wife in tears at our preview.. the happy, funny, exciting and sad moments will remain part of us forever.