Which photography style is perfect for you?

a new look on Wedding photography

If you’re just starting to search for your wedding photographer, I’m so happy that you found this post! Why? Well, beautiful photographs are created every day.

But what is your particular style of photography, although what fits your personalities best.

At this point, you might be ready to just hire whoever just to check it off your to-do list, but here’s where I tell you to stop what you’re doing and listen to me carefully: you can’t hire anyone to photograph your wedding; you need to find a photographer who is perfectly suited to your needs and style. Have you ever noticed that you like certain photos more than others for some reason, which you may or may not understand? Well, if you hire a photographer thinking they can shoot your wedding just like your desired expectations think again. Every photographer/studio have a certain style that they love and uphold/can do. Most can only do that one style (not always) but it’s required that you should always speak to your prefer photographer what style you love best.

Below is our compelling list of different editing styles that we love and can do.

(Most of these style require to be captured in a certain way on the day of your photoshoot/ event

So be clear beforehand before the photographer shoots on the day)

Fine art

Fine art is a style. A loose interpretation is to say that fine art wedding photography pushes past just documenting. Fine art wedding photographers are actively creating art while capturing the story of your day. Every moment has the potential to turn into a photograph that could be a standalone piece in an art gallery. Focusing on key details in every shot and what happens in the background

PHOTOJOURNALISTIC

Similar to fine art wedding photography, photojournalism is another word to unobtrusively capture the wedding day as a whole, not just the planned moments. Photojournalism got its start in newspapers, so remember that you won’t get the posed shots if you hire a true photojournalist. Think about famous photojournalists outside of the wedding photography industry, they’re famous for capturing moments that are raw and revealing. If you don’t like posing or staging, then photojournalist might be the perfect option for you.

TRADITIONAL

Traditional Edited photographs are captured on the day with art and grace as the day proceed but focussing on all the details of the wedding. But you can still expect a modern take on the posing rather the normal photos in your grandparents’ wedding album. So purely the photographs are edited in a state form that’s not far from the original raw image.

EDITORIAL

If you love the look of photography in magazines like Vogue, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar, then you might like your wedding to be photographed with a similar feel. It’s an art form in of itself. It allows photographers to shoot creatively and over the top. While you won’t find candid moments in this style of photography, everything about the editorial look is dramatic, edgy, and sexy.

PURE AND WHITE

Pure and White. Like its counterpart “dark and moody” its captured and edited in the exact opposite way. Natural light is always the easiest to work with in this style. Look for modern and edgy surfaces to keep things glamorous. Post production is done more soft and lots of light to add to the scene. Upping shadows and giving a more Matt finish creates a beautiful pure and white editing look.

MOODY AND DARK

A relatively newer style in the landscape of wedding photography, a moody or VSCO-look means that your photographer edits their photos in such a way as to mimic film imagery. This editing style can lead to rich and dramatic images that are not for everyone. If you love bright, bold colours and want your photos to look exactly how you remember your wedding day (colour-wise), then the moody style may not be for you. However, if you’re looking for an artistic, interesting perspective of your wedding day, then this style might be your new obsession.

For more tips on hiring your dream wedding photographer, be sure to read our “10 real wedding questions to ask your photographer”  

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