Wedding Photojournalism

Photojournalism is more than the style of a photograph. It’s a way of working without stage-managing or setting up a situation. It’s about observation. It’s done by letting events flow in their natural direction, being ready for and finding the defining moments and relationships within the day.

When a collection of images is made in this fashion you have a story. Unique, elegant, and distinctly your own – this story is something to enjoy and remember for the rest of your days, and to pass on to the next generation.

I’ve been a full-time photojournalist for over 20 years. My photographs have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. The methods that I’ve practiced and skills that I’ve honed through this experience let me give my wedding clients a compelling photo documentary of the day they join together in marriage. To do that I need to be there when all of that great stuff is happening. So instead of basing my coverage on a certain number of hours I show up when you’re getting ready and stay through the main events of the reception.

Portraits and formal family photos are really the only time of the day where I provide direction. The rest of the time is spent photographing the day as it unfolds. My clients often tell me that they’re surprised by the final images. This is because they didn’t realize that many of the photos were being taken. That’s the essence of what I’m after: Real moments, real emotions, real interactions. The stuff that makes your story yours.

A couple dances at their wedding reception at the famous Cafe Milano in GeorgetownWedding Day Coverage

With two collections you can choose the coverage that you need. Coverage by Joe alone is 8 hours. The two photographer coverage includes Joe from getting ready through all of your key reception events including at least an hour of dancing and a second professional photographer for 8 hours. Both collections include the full-resolution image files. You can download them from a private online gallery that you can also share with your friends and family. Engagement portrait sessions are a no-cost option for couples who desire one. It’s a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera. I love them because it helps me to get to know you better!

Single Photographer Coverage – $2750

  • 8 hours wedding day coverage by Joe – great for smaller weddings, especially those that take place in one location
  • A flash drive with edited, full-resolution image files and rights to print
  • Private online gallery
  • Complimentary engagement portrait session

Two Photographer Coverage – $3400

  • Full day wedding coverage by Joe – coverage from getting ready through dancing and activities at the reception
  • 8 hours coverage by a second professional photographer – additional angles and coverage of events
  • A flash drive with edited, full-resolution image files and rights to print
  • Private online gallery
  • Complimentary engagement portrait session

Popular À la Carte Products

  • Additional Hourly Coverage: $350 per hour
  • 12x8 signing book with 20 photos from your engagement session: $600
  • 16x24 Framed archival fine-art print: $550
  • Photo Booth with prints and book $1200 ($900 with wedding commission)

Albums

Fine Art Main Albums

A custom-designed album is the ultimate way to enjoy the photos from your wedding day. An album is an investment that will not only provide you with a lifetime of memories of that first first day together, it will become a family heirloom. Here are some examples of albums I’ve done for other clients.

Fine Art albums come in 2 sizes: 10x10 and 12x12

The album pages feature real photo prints beautifully rendered and seamless so that full panoramic images can be showcased.

Pricing:

10x10 album (15 2-page spreads) – $1400

Additional 2-page spreads – $50/ea.

12x12 album (15 2-page spreads) – $1900

Additional 2-page spreads – $75/ea.

Heirloom Album

12x8 album beautifully printed on thin pages. Contains 100 images on 50 2-page spreads. Silk or Linen Cover – $900

Parents Albums

Feature the same beautiful printing as the main albums and are 8x8 or 10x10 in size.

The parent’s album can either be a replica of the main album or your parents can choose 40 of their favorite images and the book will be designed with 1 image on each page.

Pricing:

8x8       parents album $650 or two for $1200

10x10  parents album $800 or two for $1400

 

prices do not include 7% sales tax