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Denis Reggie is an American photographer who popularized the genre of wedding photojournalism.


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Life and career

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Reggie was born in Crowley, Louisiana. He attended Tulane University, where he took photographs for the yearbook and local newspapers.

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He became a full-time wedding photographer, specializing in society weddings. He photographed Kennedy family weddings since 1980, when Ethel Kennedy hired him to photograph her daughter’s wedding. ."/ A 1987 New York Times profile said that he “might be the hottest photographer of the moment.” In 1996 he took the photograph of John Kennedy Jr. kissing the hand of Carolyn Bessette that was described by the Wall Street Journal as the watershed image that transformed wedding photography forever.

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He is based in Atlanta and travels to photograph a wedding nearly every weekend.

In April 2011 he told the Wall Street Journal he had photographed 1,900 weddings. He has produced instruction material and video tutorials for camera and photographic manufacturers, Canon, and PocketWizard

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In addition to more than 21 Kennedy weddings, his clients have included Oprah Winfrey, Vera Wang, Mariah Carey, James Taylor, Don Henley, Chris O’Donnell, Noah Wyle, Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell, Dominick Dunne, Tom Clancy, Karenna Gore, Carey Lowell, Ted Turner, Peter Jennings, Bob Schieffer, Mary Matalin and James Carville, Holly Hunter, John Kerry, Paula Abdul, Fran Tarkenton, Susan Lucci, Emilio Estevez, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kenneth Cole, Mario Cuomo, and Rudolph Giuliani.

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He has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Oprah, and the Today show. A series of his photos that was requested by the Smithsonian Institution is now part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History.

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