Unlike so many photographers who parachute into a wedding for 8 hours (because their contract says so) and produce the most banal of images, what I am trying to do is to pursue photojournalism at weddings; to visually narrate events on a very special day for two people or two families that will be cherished forever.
If I seem preoccupied, I am. I have been honing my wedding photography skills. One way to do so is to shoot as many weddings as possible. At the end of November, I will be photographing a wedding engagement. I hope to be photographing a wedding in Los Angeles in early December. Then beginning in May of next year, as the wedding season takes off, I hope to be on my toes all the time. If you know of anyone looking for a wedding photojournalist, have them email me please. I would be happy to help them out. And I do pay a referral fee of $100 when my services are contracted.
I am also reaching out to those who are seasoned professionals in this very special genre. I’ll be in Philadelphia on November 17 and 18 to attend The Foundation Workshop called “See, Shoot + Show: The Unforgettable Image.” The workshop will be held in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. Joseph Victor Stefanchik and Huy Nguyen will be leading these workshops. If you are in or near one of these cities and are interested in wedding photojournalism, do check it out. The cost is $250 (if you pre-register). This shorter workshop is sponsored by the Wedding Photojournalist Association.
Both Stefanchik and Nguyen also offer a four-day course that runs from February 14-17 in Dallas, Texas.