Your wedding photographer isn’t just another vendor to add to the list. There is one tangible item that lasts through the years which comes from your wedding. The pictures. We also know that choosing your wedding photographer can seem daunting and overwhelming. But it really doesn’t have to be! We’ve broken it down into 6 simple steps that will take you from choosing your photography style to booking the perfect photographer. Ready? Let’s do this!
I’ll bet you didn’t even know there were different styles to wedding photography. That’s a perfect place to start your search. Before you start planning your décor or flowers you need to ask yourself one question. What style am I looking for?
Fine Art Wedding Photography
Fine art wedding photographers are creating artistic photos while trying to capture your special day. Every moment has the potential to turn into a photograph which could stand on its own in a gallery.
Fine art is a style that is the default for most photographers. Like any other style of photography, there is a wide range of fine art wedding photography and it’s up to you to choose if any of the different levels fit your needs.
Photojournalistic Wedding Photography
Similar to fine art wedding photography, photojournalism is another catchphrase photographers often use to describe their work. A great photojournalistic wedding photographer will blend in to the group and catch memorable moments without you even knowing they are there, not just the planned moments. 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 hiring a photojournalist might be the perfect option for you.
Traditional Wedding Photography
A traditional wedding photographer appreciates the staples of a wedding and will capture them for you with artistic taste and elegance. Are you looking for photos like what’s in your grandparents wedding album with a modern twist? Traditional wedding photographers characteristically focus on capturing the details that are important to you, including family photos, décor, and other images that you might have on your punch list.
Editorial Wedding Photography
Looking for a magazine wedding like in Vogue, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar? Believe it or not, it is possible. Those pictures are editorial style and can be achieved. Editorial 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.
Moody and Dark Wedding Photography
A moody or VSCO-look means that the photographer edits their photos in such a way as to copycat film imagery (or they might be a hybrid shooter — shooting both film and digital). If you love bright, bold colors and want your photos to look exactly how you remember your wedding day (color-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.
Adventurous Wedding Photography
Sometimes called a destination wedding photographer, this style is more of a personality trait rather than a look. If you and your soon-to-be love to travel and explore and are looking for someone who will follow you wherever your itchy feet take you, then finding a photographer who describes themselves as an adventurer is a must!
As you can see our specific style here at Jennifer Childress Photography is all 6! We adapt to your specific style and needs. There are not many photographers who can claim this and back it up.
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