If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, you’ve probably read the term reportage at least ten times. Almost all photographers use this term to describe at least a part of their service.
But what does it mean?
The dictionary definition is “the act or technique of reporting news”.
What does this have to do with wedding photography? You’re photographing a wedding, not covering events in the Middle East.
But a wedding day is so much more than an exchanging of vows and posing for portraits. There are so many sub-stories running alongside the main event. It’s those small inbetween moments that make up the story of your day.
And that’s what reportage is. It’s capturing those small inbetween moments that seem so insignificant at the time but later become the memories that you treasure. It’s about seeing and anticipating things before they happen and noticing the smallest details that may seem random on their own but put them in to the story and they create a narrative.