'Wedding Photojournalism' for your Wedding Day

The style of Wedding Photography known as 'Wedding Photojournalism', is about documenting and capturing all the emotion, fun, beautiful and totally awesome moments on wedding days. The images reveal the true story, heart and soul of your wedding!

Minimal Posing

The majority of Wedding Photojournalistic imagery does not involve setup poses - e.g. bridal parties jumping in the air, awkward positions, fake smiles, mock cake cuttings etc. Instead the images are far more interesting because they are 100% genuine and real.
A Mothers tears of joy as she sees her daughter in her beautiful wedding gown.

A Mothers tears of joy as she sees her daughter in her beautiful wedding gown.

Two Mothers holding hands, united - just after the ceremony.

An overwhelmed Groom - Emotions flow as the importance of what is about to happen is realised.

An overwhelmed Groom - Emotions flow as the importance of what is about to happen is realised.

Grandparents zipping past the Newlyweds.

Grandparents zipping past the Newlyweds.

* Note, we still take some family & bridal portraits. We just don't spend too much of the day on them, so allowing you more time with family & guests!

 
Example of a posed and setup photo which is not 'Wedding Photojournalism'.

Example of a posed and setup photo which is not 'Wedding Photojournalism'.

Enjoying your Wedding Day!

Your wedding will be filled with fun and excitement, drama, suspense and genuine love. It is truly one of the most epic days of your life! My style of Wedding Photojournalism allows you more freedom and time for you to really enjoy your day because my team & I do not take over and start bossing you and your bridal party around. I promise not to drag you away from your guests for a lengthy and over the top photo shoot, only to have everyone becoming 'over it all'.

Bride and Groom cooling off under the water sprinkler.

Bride and Groom cooling off under the water sprinkler.

A beautiful and misty First Dance.

A beautiful and misty First Dance.

Behind the Scenes

With so much happening at weddings, I always aim to capture things going on that Brides & Grooms were never privy to. After the wedding they are always surprised and glad to have recorded what their family, friends and suppliers were up to during the wedding.
A long day for a little Flower Girl.

A long day for a little Flower Girl.

Father takes a sneak peek.

Father takes a sneak peek.

 
The cakes arrives just in time through the backdoor.

The cakes arrives just in time through the backdoor.

Father looking out the window, as his daughter and her new husband leave in a taxi.

Father looking out the window, as his daughter and her new husband leave in a taxi.

NO Filters or Silly Effects!

Classic and timeless Wedding Photography and in particular 'Wedding Photojournalism' does NOT involve applying 'vintage' and/or 'washed out' filters. These type of effects are really just a fad, already becoming outdated. My images are never altered too much, if at all. The moments captured are left as true to how they were on the day, so they remain a genuine record for generations to come.

Below is a comparison example - The 'First Kiss' which is a very special part in ceremonies. Some wedding photographers would fiddle with it to make an already beautiful moment 'different', 'artistic' or just for the sake of changing it, when they absolutley do not need to.

 

Original image - Captured and left very natural and as close as possible to how it was.

 

Same image, altered examples - NOT 'Wedding Photojournalism'.

 
 
A gorgeous day in the Dandenong Ranges - Melbourne, Australia.

A gorgeous day in the Dandenong Ranges - Melbourne, Australia.

 
Filter called 'Yesteryear'. Yellowish & faded effect - yuck!

Filter called 'Yesteryear'. Yellowish & faded effect - yuck!

A weird angle applied just for the sake of it? - silly.

A weird angle applied just for the sake of it? - silly.

Filter often referred to as 'Vintage'.  Looks washed out.

Filter often referred to as 'Vintage'.  Looks washed out.

Filter called 'Antique Sepia'. Brownish old look - boring.

Filter called 'Antique Sepia'. Brownish old look - boring.

 

Wedding Speeches Say it All

When you listen carefully to speeches at weddings they are very genuine, and I am always looking to capture raw emotions during this time. Speeches are the perfect occasion where Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, other family members and close friends express publicly their true inner feelings, hopes, dreams and best wishes. When the speeches start all the commotion slows down, and attention is focused on the true reasons for having the wedding. Speeches can certainly be very funny and entertaining too, especially when the Best Man has the floor.
Bride making last minute changes to her speech.

Bride making last minute changes to her speech.

The Groom looking up as his Father talks.

The Groom looking up as his Father talks.

Children at Weddings

Whilst this can be a debatable topic, to have or not to have Children at weddings, I find it hard to imagine a wedding without at least some children, especially those closest to the Bride, Groom and their families. Children's enthusiasm is boundless and they totally adore everything the Bride and Groom does. They get the opportunity to dress up, and at weddings always look great thanks to their parents who do a wonderful job. Children on the day can be fun, warm and endearing, and I seek to capture them in as many moments as possible.
Smile for the camera.

Smile for the camera.

Adoring the Bride.

Adoring the Bride.

Details Recorded

During the entire wedding day I also keep an eye open to photograph detail shots of dresses, rings, shoes and more. All of these details are really important and I am keen to record them. I also look for other inconspicuous items that perhaps you may never think of much on the day, but in years to come they will mean so much. Click here to see some more examples of detail images I have captured.

Tying up the wedding dress.

The Brides shoes.

Formal Family Photos & Bridal Portraits

Even though technically speaking the style of 'Wedding Photojournalism' does not include formerly posed imagery, however, there will of course be times in all weddings where Mums, Dads and Grandparents would like some family group shots and bridal portraits. So for most weddings I happily allocate some time for portraits and family photos as required. Such images in themselves form an important part of the overall documnetary record for the wedding.
Family photo.

Family photo.

Dancing under the chandelier.

Dancing under the chandelier.

Bride, Groom the roses.

Bride, Groom the roses.

Sunset - Skyhigh, Mt Dandenong.

Sunset - Skyhigh, Mt Dandenong.

Sunset, happily together.

Sunset, happily together.

Bridal Party having fun.

Bridal Party having fun.

The Wedding guests group photo.

The Wedding guests group photo.


TESTIMONIAL
..."We engaged Alan Rogers Photography for a winter wedding after a long search for the right photographer.  Our experience was first rate from the initial meeting, preparation for our wedding day and the production of the digital and bound albums.  We felt completely at ease and in assured hands, especially given some of the challenges of photographing a wedding during winter.  Alan produced an absolutely stunning recollection of our wedding day and was a sheer delight to deal with.  Great on the day and really did produce everything we could have ever wanted in terms of the breadth, depth, look and feel of the photos.  An outstanding experience.  Thank you - best wishes from Stuart and Kathryn, Melbourne.