Reportage: Also called documentary or natural style. There is no posing. You get on with your day while the photographer captures the events and memories as they occur.
● Having Fun ● Guest Shots ● Details of the day ● Reaction shots.
Reportage photography is all about documenting the day which can be done by photographing details of the day, by photographing the guests looking at the camera (cocktail party style), capturing reactions to events and by watching and waiting for the right moments (the biggest challenge).
A final type of reportage is staged where a scene is artifically created and then photographed (e.g. couple taking a walk and talking to each other). Although not strictly fly-on-the-wall style photography this approach can yield striking photographs.
My inspiration for reportage style photography is Henri Cartier Bresson, known as the godfather of catching the moment.
"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again" Henri-Cartier Bresson