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. Don’t worry, awesome portraits and family formals are all a part of that. Follow this link for more about documentary wedding photography.

I’ve had a long career as a photojournalist. My photographs have appeared in major 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.

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 Georgetown

Wedding Day Coverage

Small and Intimate Wedding Coverage – $2400¹

  • 3 hours wedding day coverage by Joe
  • Digital download of edited, full-resolution image files and rights to print
  • Private online gallery

¹Take a $400 discount for weddings on weekdays and Sundays throughout the year. Also available for Saturdays from late November through April.

A bride and groom at a banquet table filled with their guests are lit by candles.Small and Intimate Wedding Coverage is 3 hours and is perfect for the elopement-style weddings that have become very popular over the past couple of years. These micro weddings range from family and a few close friends gathered in a back yard to a luxurious dinner in a fine restaurant. A smaller guest list opens up all kinds of possibilities. Just because your wedding is small doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have excellent photography.

Standard Coverage – $2900

  • 7 hours wedding day coverage by Joe – great for weddings that take place in one location
  • Digital download of edited, full-resolution image files and rights to print
  • Private online gallery
  • Complimentary 1-hour engagement portrait session

Standard Coverage is 7 hours of photography by Joe. It’s a great option for average sized weddings from 100 to 150 guests. This collection works well for couples who are planning their ceremony and reception at the same location. You can further personalize coverage by adding a second photographer for a few hours or for the full day.


Deluxe Coverage – $3500

  • 9 hours wedding coverage by Joe – coverage from getting ready through dancing and activities at the reception. Perfect for medium to larger weddings.
  • Digital download of edited, full-resolution image files and rights to print
  • Private online gallery
  • Complimentary 1-hour engagement portrait session

Deluxe Coverage includes Joe for 9 hours and is a great fit for medium-to-larger sized weddings. You’ll have photo coverage from getting ready through all of your key reception events – including at least an hour of dancing. A second professional photographer is an excellent option to get additional angles and coverage of wedding day events, especially you’re getting ready at different locations.

More about what’s included

All three 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. For the two full-day coverage collections a 1-hour mini engagement portrait session is included as 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!

Popular Add-on Items

  • Add a second professional photographer to either Standard or Deluxe Coverage for $600/7 hours or $400/4 hours.
  • Additional Hourly Coverage by Joe: $400 per hour
  • Extended engagement portrait session of up to 3 hours. 2 locations and different outfits: $1000
  • Studio printed 16×24 Framed archival fine-art print: $550


A custom-designed, professionally printed album will provide you with a lifetime of memories of your first day together and is sure to become a family heirloom. Here are some examples of albums I’ve made for clients.

10×10 Fine Art album with 15 2-page spreads: $1000

Features pages made of beautifully rendered and seamless real photo prints so that full panoramic images can be showcased. You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of high-quality cover materials. A 12×12 album upgrade is available for $300.

Album Options:

  • Leather cover options are available for an additional $75.
  • Additional 2-page album spreads – $50/ea.

Parents Albums

$600/ea., or $1000 for two. The 8×8 parents albums feature the same beautiful printing as the main albums. Additional 2-page spreads – $10/ea. 

The parent’s album design 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.

prices do not include 7% sales tax