Preparations for the wedding are the beginning of the journey of a couple’s life and to be successful, it has to be well planned. Building mutual trust with the happy couple is vital for wedding photojournalism – trust that is created through conversations about the wedding reportage either in person or through phone or Skype.
I try to keep my style unique and a little bit “Italian” to seize private moments and emotions, but my job as a photographer is the journalistic reportage for wedding.
In my opinion, very often in a classic wedding album, photos appear old, people are in narrow groups and they only pose with forced smiles. Sometimes classic albums are only looked at after a time because of their inability to convey the depth of the emotions experienced; hence, they fill the dusty shelves of a library and are forgotten…
This is why in my work I try to avoid the most absolute way. Naturally, the classic photos will be captured but in the most spontaneous and natural manner.
The wedding reportage must be able to capture images of reflection and impatience, hilarious and private scenes, with the ultimate goal of getting an authentic document in your hands. Photojournalism “says” so of authentic images of life and captures the spontaneous moments between you and your guests during your day.
All is captured: the preparations with your family and friends, the small buffet in the house, the alignment of the tie and the final details. The highlight of the wedding day: the ceremony, no matter where and how it performs. Everything is documented and shared again through the images…
Spouses may wish to be alone or surrounded by their guests… in a small church in town or in a cathedral. All these fine details decided in mutual agreement will go well for me and I will be happy to accommodate your wishes, until the end of the reception, singing, food, hugs and memories, when the pent-up tension gave way to laughter and jokes.
The best moments for me as a reporter marriage are the almost “invisible” ones, hundredths of a second, in which the emotions are revealed; perhaps out of the “protocol” prescribed by the ceremony. And it is good to know the photographer, any expectation placed, confidence and curiosity; to see these moments in a valuable photo album that retraces these silent moments.