"My goal with every wedding is to capture the spirit of
the couple and record moments that they’ll always remember.
Every wedding is a new story with new characters and new moments
to wait for and document."
was created by Jay Clendenin, a working photojournalist and former
staff photographer at the Hartford (CT) Courant newspaper. Jay continues
to work in the editorial world and has had his work featured in
many publications, including: Time, Newsweek and U.S. News &
World Report magazines, Washingtonian Magazine, New York Times Magazine,
the L.A. Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Palm Beach Post, San Francisco
Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, USA Today.
went into wedding photography with the goal of giving people
something different, captured moments that many couples never
see, all with his creative eye, high energy and desire to get the
most out of every assignment and life in general.
photojournalists become a fly on the wall, whether working on
assignment for a magazine or covering your wedding. This work
method allows them to capture real moments, real images that will
be remembered forever.
"I make a point to blend into my surroundings, it’s the
journalist in me. The pictures made when people don’t realize
I’m shooting end up being the ones most loved and cherished.
I like letting things unfold in front of me, with as little direct
contact as possible. I don’t want to be a pest or annoyance
to anyone, as I’ve heard some photographers become."
photographers throw out terms like "photojournalistic"
and "documentary" when talking about their work, but
the proof is in the book. Will they show you a photojournalistm
Jay will. Click here
to see some recent editorial work .
"One of the
reasons I fell in love with photojournalism was the challenge of
an ever-changing story and while I could work on projects for several
days to make a story complete, weddings presented me the challenge
of capturing a love story in one day’s work. I loved the possibilities
and decided this was something I could see myself doing as more
than an occasional job."
end of the day, the story in pictures will be complete. From
the major moments to the little details and all the emotion of
will give you every image he creates, leaving you with the power
to decide what to keep and what to give to your sister, or
Clendenin is ready to document the story of your wedding day
with his unique vision and proven talent.
Check to see if Jay is
for your date.
for information on rates, contracts, and terms.