When everything else had gone, you will have the wedding photos to muse. Perhaps tears would dwell as you see your daddy’s face the time he gave you away, or your mommy’s tears as she watched you exchange vows, or your husband’s face when his best man digs up all the crazy stuff about him. All these you may fail to see during the most wonderful day of your life, but you will be reminded because you had good photos taken on your lovely day.
Wedding photographers will capture these moments. They will capture your memories. They will tell your story. The photographers will tell a beautiful story of how you started to build a family, the family whom you will, one day, share these photos with. Now, it also matters how you want your photos to look like on your wedding album.
What is your preferred wedding photography style?
If you have not yet thought about what your style would be, do not fret. In a nutshell, here are some of the styles you can readily choose from.
Fine Art — is when photographers are actively creating art while they capture your moments and tell your story of your special day. Every moment captured is a piece of art which could stand on its own in an art gallery.
Traditional — the staples of the wedding will be appreciated in photo captures of graceful art. Photos would be like modern versions of those you will find in your grandparents’ album. This style will focus on capturing the moments and details that are important, including photos of the family, friends, decors, and other images that you might have in your list if you had one.
Photojournalistic — this style will capture the wedding day as a whole and not just the planned moments of your special day. Photojournalism started with newspapers so when you decide to have this style remember that you will not get posed shots if a true photojournalist is hired. This style gives you candid photos as described in sites like https://www.amymilstein.com/info-blog/2018/11/28/candid-photojournalistic-and-documentary-wedding-photographer. If you do not want your photos to be staged or if you do not like posing for a capture then this is your style to choose.
Editorial — if you want your photos to look like those in your favorite fashion magazines, you might want to have this kind of photography. Editorial photography allows your photographers to take shots creatively. While there will be no candid moments in this style, everything will look edgy, dramatic, and sexy.
Adventurous — this style has more personality. If you and your loved one are fond of travelling and exploring new stuff, this could be it!
Dark and Moody — A VSCO-look would mean that your wedding photographers will edit your photos so that it would sort of look like film imagery. If you like bright colors and would want your photos to look the way your wedding was in terms of color, this may not be your style. But if you would want for an artistic perspective of your lovely day, then perhaps this is a style you would choose.
After picking your style, the next thing you can do is to make your own research and browse the internet for photography services. Most photography services have online websites so it makes easier to find one, say for example if you are looking for a wedding photographer in London, all you have to do is browse online. In their websites you can get more ideas of the kind of photography they offer or they produce by looking at their portfolio. You might find some consistency in their work which could also help you make your decision. At the end of the day, it is always important that you tell your chosen photographer your story so they can have an idea on how best they can tell it through the photos they will take during your big day.
Article written by Jessielyn
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