Jacksonville Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville, FL documentary-style wedding photographers capture beautiful and natural pictures that record your wedding day as it naturally plays out. Find an accredited member photographer of the Florida Wedding Photojournalist Association.

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Jacksonville Couples

2 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Dan Harris has a true love of Flordia wedding photography with a background in newspaper photojournalism.

Dan started his photography career at the age of eight, encouraged by his mother's instructions on the workings of the Kodak Brownie II camera. He spent the whole afternoon lying on the grass in the late California summer sun taking pictures of his GI Joe figurines in full battle regalia. Little did he know his love of GI Joe was to be replaced with a love of photography. His formative years are now more affectionately referred to as the Rangefinder, Polaroid and Instamatic years. He majored in journalism in college, beginning his SLR years. He has over 20 years experience in newspapers. He swore he would never shoot weddings but finally caved under the pressure of friends and has now shot more than 730 events in the past 20 years. He has won numerous local, national and international awards. While lying in the grass at a recent wedding capturing the life-changing event before his eyes, he reminisced about an earlier time when he naively discovered his own lifetime passion. [Jacksonville Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
300/hr (USD)
Tampa wedding photographer Phillippe Diederich - Florida WPJA

I fell in love with photography when I was in my late teens and living in Mexico City. I always saw photography as an art and as a tool for social change. This led me to spend a couple of decades working as a freelance photojournalist covering news and feature assignments for national and international publications. After my son was born, I chose to scale back on travel. I took time off to get an MFA and started teaching at the college level, and lecturing on writing and photography. I have exhibited nationally, published a couple of novels, and I’m currently learning to play the guitar—it’s not easy! I’ve been photographing weddings for over a decade. I shoot only about a dozen weddings each year, which helps me offer a more personal service. I’m always honored by how families welcome me into their lives. I feel a great sense of responsibility to remain unobtrusive while capturing the moments that will become lifelong memories. For me, photographing a wedding is about telling a story, not just of the day itself, but of two people—and two families—coming together. I’m based in Florida’s Gulf Coast and cover weddings from Miami to Tampa at no additional charge. I’m available for destinations weddings in Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. I’m fluent in Spanish and French. [Tampa Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (USD)
WPJA Communiqué: Features
Wedding photography detail of bride and bridesmaids Preparing for the ceremony outside in the wind with their bouquets.
With the snap of a shutter, a camera lens captures a single moment in time; one that can never occur again in the exact same way. At any given wedding, there are an infinite number of these moments that pass us by. Some hold in place longer than others; some come and go in the blink of an eye. It is through such fleeting details that some wedding photojournalists earn their keep. With a professional eye honed through years of visual training and practice, they constantly scan the wedding scene...Read more
Wedding Photojournalist captures generations | The bride shares a moment with her mother and grandmother before the ceremony
When you hire a WPJA member to document your wedding, you will most likely receive original, dynamic photos that capture the story of the day. Often this story contains many intimate moments that might appear insignificant to an outsider. But to you, they have tremendous meaning; able to always bring you right back to the people, the place, and the emotion of that day. Obviously, the emotional aspect of a wedding isn’t just about the love between the bride and groom. Family plays an important...Read more
Wedding Photojournalism Beauty Photos of the bride crossing her eyes as she reacts to her dress being buttoned up from behind
The bride steps into her wedding gown. Her mother and a coterie of bridesmaids assist her with the final touches on her hair and makeup. They primp and preen at her gown, perhaps contributing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Today, the vast majority of brides invite their photographer to document the “getting ready” period, and for good reason. Getting ready can be a monumental task for the bride and her entourage, and an event in itself. It...Read more
Wedding Photography of Busy Getting Ready Scene | Image of the groom enjoying himself as the bride, her bridesmaids, and her mom try to get her bustled for the cocktail hour
A wedding is not just the culmination of a couple’s commitment. It’s also the final product of much planning and preparation. Yet despite the best-laid plans, your big day won’t necessarily get a free pass from Murphy’s Law. Some chaos is almost inevitable at some point along the way. Luckily, when you hire a wedding photojournalist, you have someone on hand who is an expert in capturing those moments as memorable visual stories that you’ll enjoy for years to come. Some of our own WPJA members...Read more
Photo of the Bride & Groom with the guests caught in the rain running for cover.
You will be told some traditions — Hindu, Maltese — consider rain a good omen on a wedding day. You will be told a wet knot is harder to untie. You may — correctly — think that if the two of you can face the day's elements with aplomb and grace, you're more likely to face life's challenges with strength and flexibility. The truth is, you can plan for the possibility of rain on your wedding day . (If it's an outdoor wedding and depending on the climate, in...Read more
Wedding Photograph taken as bridesmaids see bride in her dress for the first time and showing their reactions
To document the best moments of a wedding day, a photographer shouldn’t only focus on the bride and groom , or even on the main event. "Reaction shots," which record the reactions of guests observing the wedding’s activities as they occur, add an invaluable dimension to the visual record of the festivities. “I was constantly given a gentle reminder to look beyond the obvious action while covering sports assignments while on staff at The Hartford Courant newspaper,...Read more