For the last two years I considered myself to be a “wedding photojournalist.” I love capturing real moments and staying out of the way while I work. The only issue I had with this title is that every guest at a wedding with a camera could be considered a photojournalist. We are all taking pictures of the same event and telling a story with our images. I wanted a title that reflected not only my style, but my technique and quality.
Recently I heard the term “commercial wedding photographer” and I realized that this was a better title. “Commercial wedding photography” takes “photojournalism” and incorporates a level of quality in one's work. I use the same lighting equipment and techniques in my weddings as I do for my commercial gigs. It’s easy to document a wedding with images, its something much more to do it in a beautiful way. I want my clients to have magazine quality images.