Photojournalist for Life!
Well kind of. When Chris and I started this business we went into it knowing that we would shoot journalism/editorial style weddings. There was no changing that. When you shoot a certain way five days a week for 12-years, it becomes as natural as breathing.
We always planned to keep shooting journalism style weddings, but in the marketing department we were advised to generalize our approach. So we went with a “we are wedding photographers first and our style comes later” approach to attracting new clients. We have found that many brides are not looking for our unique style.
Editorial style wedding photography was all the rage several years ago. Photographers who had never set foot in a newsroom were shooting shallow depth-of-field, toning their photos black and white and calling their style photojournalistic. There is nothing wrong with that, but many of those photographers have now adapted as the style of the moment has changed. Now it appears that a lot of post processing, posing and lighting are in vogue. Styles and tastes change constantly, but for Chris and I, photojournalism is in our blood, we can’t change. We believe in storytelling photography. We are confident that our style will not be out of style in a decade or two.
We feel that our storytelling approach is unique, not just black and white but real moments and emotions. The stuff that can’t be faked or recreated. Ours is not a cookie cutter approach, every wedding looks different to us because every couple is different. Who are we to force them into a mold?
Stark Bellamy Photography is not for everyone we fill a unique niche. We are hands off documentarians, we’ll still shoot the formals and couple portraits, but you will also get all those little things that make up the reality of your wedding day.
The important stuff is never scripted, neither is our photography. Call us if you think that our style fits your unique wedding, engagement or elopement.