Wedding Photography Styles – Which one suits you?
When it comes to looking for your perfect wedding photographer you shall see a few different photography styles, it is important to find a style that you like as it will help with your search and make it easier. We have produced a brief summary for each style you may come across to help you.
Photo by Will Langlands
Photo by Theresa Furey
Photo by Red Snapper Photography
This is your classic style dominated mainly by posed shots, be it the bride and groom, family and group shots. A lot of time is taken to carefully arrange the shots which are usually pre set and arranged with the photographer. With this style you miss capturing the atmosphere, fun and emotion of the day, you would rarely get candid shots of people showing emotion, unseen moments by the bride, the tears and joy of family members as the Bride walks down the isle.
This style is ideal if you want traditional, formal posed shots, of course if this style isn’t for you but you would still like a few posed shots then most photographers whatever their style shall accommodate this, which you should pre arrange with them before you big day so they know what you would lie taken and they can find the best spot at your venue for these.
Photo by Neale James Wedding Photographer
Photo by James Gifford-Mead
An ever popular growing style is reportage, also known as documentary wedding photography or journalistic, it is the opposite to traditional photography as mentioned before. This style is a natural approach, capturing shots and recording what happen to tell a story of the day in an unobtrusive candid manner. This is about capturing real moments and emotion with people not even knowing the camera is there.
Photo by Khiria
Photo by Dino Jeram
Photo by Love oh love Photography
Contemporary wedding photography (This style is also known as editorial, creative, modern wedding photography) usually consists of a less formal or rigid set of photos where the image are captured with interesting creative backdrops, striking lighting effects or shots from unusual angles. If you want some traditional style shots but with a modern twist then this is ideal, just make sure you find a photographers style that you are happy with and view a couple of wedding albums to check you are happy with the style throughout.
So what is your wedding photography style? Find your wedding photographer today…
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