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Wedding Photography Styles



Before you begin searching you will want to know what kind of photos you want to be captured. Each photographer will specialize in a specific wedding photography style. So knowing what wedding photography style you prefer can make finding a photographer a little easier. Most wedding photography styles will fall into one of these 5 categories.


When you choose a classic wedding photography style, the results are images that stand the test of time. This photography style is carefully posed and is meticulously planned out. Most often the photographer specializes in capturing ordinary moments in a beautiful and elegant way. This photography style tends to be a bit more formal but can always be given a modern twist.


If you want something that is more personal for you then an artistic style may be your ideal choice. These style of images tend to capture unique, special moments and tend to utilize a lot more of the space around the couple instead of just capturing the couple full frame and up close. If you are open and willing to have a bit of fun with your photographer you will be amazed by the results,


Lifestyle is a type of photojournalism photography with a bit of a twist. Most images will appear to be candid, and most often they are. This is a style mixed with candid and natural shots. In order to get the perfect shot, you will be provided with some direction and staging.


While all styles will use different types of lighting, dramatic images make it a key component. This style will showcase a variety of different lighting techniques that the photographer has mastered to create truly breathtaking portraits.


If you are not into the traditional posing or styling of shots, then a documentary wedding photographer is probably one you will want to consider. The documentary style focuses on candid and spontaneous images that truly capture the entire essence of your wedding day.

In general, most photographers will specialize in one of these 5 areas but are also capable of doing a mixture of different styles. It is best to let your photographer know which wedding photography style you prefer most and ask if that is a style they enjoy shooting.

As for me, I consider myself unique! I’m a mixture of classic, lifestyle, and documentary wedding photography styles. Contact me now to discuss the wedding photography style you envision being captured on your wedding day!


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