Well, quite simply, a documentary wedding photographer should be all about telling a story. For me, it’s about weaving the images together to tell the tale of your wedding day.
You may look at my wedding photography on this website and see that my work is different to “the traditional wedding photographer”, but I sometimes have to explain my thought processes and methods for obtaining the images that I do get for my clients.
This genre of photography has several different names; wedding photojournalism, documentary wedding photography and reportage wedding photography. I don’t believe there is any difference between the three names generally, apart from, perhaps, what the bridal magazines see as the fashionable way to describe natural, story telling wedding photography.
As a Documentary Wedding Photographer I love stuff like this, for example: