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What Are the Different Types of Wedding Photography?

The wedding day is a major event for every couple and one that they will want to remember for the rest of their lives. A wedding holds great importance as a milestone and signifies a great deal to both the groom and the bride and as such having a good set of pictures that captures that moment for eternity is highly important.

Put yourself in the place of a wedding planner. What are the top priorities? Perhaps the music, the dress or the cake. Usually one of the last things people think about when getting married are the photographs and this is the reason why usually couples who get married end up rushing their decision and end up with pictures that don’t make them happy.

Take a moment before your wedding to educate yourself and to speak with your photographer to see what they bring to the table and see if it suits your needs. It is also important to be aware of the different styles of wedding photography that are available out there.

The most common style of wedding photography is traditional wedding photography, also known as classic style which means that everyone gets their picture taken in their formal outfit and in a portrait style whether done at a studio or a at the wedding venue.

Another style of wedding photography is the a journalistic approach, what this means is that the photographer will follow the couple around documenting every single important moment of the wedding reception and ceremony the same way a journalist would do. This ensures that the pictures come out looking natural and authentic rather than staged. The problem with this style is that it can be pretty difficult to master, and if not done correctly can end up looking tacky or fake.

Finally, we have the contemporary wedding style. The contemporary wedding style (also known as Avant Garde) is supposed to be the most modern wedding photography style and includes odd camera angles, alternative illumination and props. Since this style is fairly new it has not yet been adopted by every photographer or studio out there. Which is why it is important to discuss this with your photographer or studio prior to the wedding so that expectations can be set and alternatives can be offered In case that they don’t think they can pull of this style.

Overall, these are the most common and popular styles of photography for weddings. If you think that none of these style suit you it might be a good idea to find a studio who offers a different alternative, but you can’t really go wrong with any of these styles. When a person decides the date and venue for his wedding, that might be a good time to consider picking your photographer so that he might start scouting the venue and getting a feel of what the venue will look like when it’s go time. It will also give you a chance to set your expectations with him and understand the service that he can provide.

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