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Documentary wedding photo of the bride and her new step daughter reading a note from her groom before heading off to their wedding in Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a bride comforting her father before her wedding at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a bride bursting into tears as she reads a note from her groom before her wedding in Taylor, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a bridesmaid grabbing the ring bearer as he walks onto the train of the bride's dress at the MSU Chapel in Lansing, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of the wedding party reacting as the elevator doors shut on the rest of the wedding party in Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of guests jumping in to adjust aisle runner after the wind picks up in Taylor, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of guests waving to the flower girl as she makes her way down the aisle in Royal Oak, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a little boy showing his enthusiasm during a Roostertail wedding in Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of the bride calling out to a friend as she's walked down the aisle at her Indian Springs Metro Park wedding in White Lake, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of the bride's veil gets snagged on the floor as she climbs up to the altar in her Metro Detroit Michigan wedding. Documentary wedding photo of moments happen during wedding services in the metro Detroit, Michigan area. Documentary wedding photo of a new blended family during their Jewish ceremony on a rooftop in Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a bride and groom celebrating their walk back down the aisle at a church in Royal Oak, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a mother kissing her new blended family after their Detroit wedding. Documentary wedding photo of a guest crying with emotion while talking to the bride after her wedding in Rochester, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a bride and groom stealing away a few quiet moments away from their guests at the Stonebridge Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of bridesmaid getting in a last round of nursing before getting ready for the wedding at the Ann Arbor City Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a bridesmaid taking full advantage of the breeze during a hot summer wedding in Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of the wedding party about to get pooped on my a seagull in Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of the bride's family all pitching in to figure out her bustle at her Atheneum Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of wedding guests and staff member at the Whitney swinging a ring bearer during a wedding in Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a bridesmaid leaving a portajohn and groomsmen playing football in Metro Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a father kissing his daughter while her new husband looks on after a backyard river wedding in Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a little wedding guest looking into the wedding venue at the Ann Arbor City club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of the wedding party cracking up from a joke told at the wedding venue at the Ann Arbor City club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a wedding guest showing her teenagers how they ought to be dancing for a wedding The Henry hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of a bride about to be lifted for the Hora dance during a Jewish wedding in Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of the bride and groom looking lovingly at the flower girl dancing with her father in Metro Detroit, Michigan. Documentary wedding photo of the bride dancing her heart of at her Roostertail wedding reception in Detroit, Michigan.


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So what exactly is "documentary wedding photography"? Great question! You'll see a lot more black and white images in this gallery. I always think of documentary style as being more nitty gritty, more cinematic. Perhaps a bit more "authentic" (one of my least favorite, yet apt description for documentary). Black and white is timeless or maybe it just focuses the eye away from all the distracting color in a photo so you can zero in on the action, the emotion or the setting. It sort of strips away the wrapping and leaves you with just the gift. I think this style is pretty much interchangeable with photojournalism. They both concentrate on the fleeting nature of a moment. They both tell stories. They both should make you feel something. Like you were there. Like you got to peek behind the curtain. Like you were in on the joke. To me, I feel a good wedding documentary photo should reflect that slip second something was going on. You are bearing witness to something. Often, in this category, it's a mishap, or something that feels intimate and private. These are the types of images that a good wedding photojournalist should be able to capture during a wedding day.

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So many samples of wedding day moments and wedding photojournalism!