This week’s wedding photography tips is all about wedding photography styles and what photography style are you looking for. I heard recently from a friend who was planning a wedding a few years ago, and right before the wedding they realized that candid photo’s were getting popular. As it turns out, their photographer’s style was ONLY traditional. They then had to find an additional photographer a “candid specialist” as an add-on – can you say “UPGRADE”? So they panicked and had to hire the “specialist” just to do the candids! It all came down to deciding on what wedding photography styles they really wanted.
Too many photographers say they are “One Style”, they call themselves photojournalistic photographers, lifestyle photographers, traditional photographers…I often get asked – “what style are you?” I have developed my own style, I like to call “Traditional Fashionable Artistic Candids” it’s a little bit of traditional, a little bit of fashion, a little bit of artistic, and a little bit of candid; just what an entire wedding day is all about – not just one style!
To be a successful professional wedding photographer, one has to be well versed in all aspects of photography, not just one! Traditional posing, on the spot candids, artistic captures of the couple, and most importantly one must know light! You have to be able to capture traditional “parent pleaser portraits”, bridal portraits, great images of the groom alone, amazing images of the bride and groom, family pictures, all properly lit and posed, incredible, emotional candids – all rolled into one wedding day!. Lets see some examples and let you decide.
Wedding Photography Tips: Wedding Photography Styles of Today
Bride and Groom Prep
Part of my “bride and groom prep” is to make sure I get real nice portraits of the Bride alone and the Groom alone. Along the way I get as many candids images that I can as they are getting ready.
The Sanctity of Your Ceremony
Capturing the ceremony as it happens – all candid in nature, with the utmost of respect and discretion!
Formal Family Portraits
These are examples of images of well posed formal family portraits either on the altar or at the reception – OR BOTH
The Creative Artistic Portraits
This is what I am known for – nothing corny or cheesy, these are Award Winning, once in a moment type images that cause a reaction from you, your family and your friends. These are the images that are unlike any other! Capturing the look and feel of the surroundings, your venue, and the location you got married at, whether it is local to you or a destination wedding.
Wedding Reception Details and Candids
The reception details and candids are one of most fun parts of my job! Everyone having a great time, the ambiance of the venue, the hot dance music that gets everyone in a joyous mood – why would anyone want to miss this! One thing that makes me different is that I always stay until the end of the event to make sure I don’t miss the celebration and fun on the dance floor!
Reception candids, next to my artistic imagery, are the ones that cause such a reaction from a variety of people! From the details, to the parent dances and other wedding formalities, to the all important candid group images, you would expect your photographer to be there to the very end! I never want to leave these moments to be captured by your friends and guests on their IPHONE!
Conclusion on Style
So there you have it – as you can see your wedding day should not be left up to one type of photographer, selecting an individual that treats your day as “their” day leaving nothing to chance!
So if you are searching around for the most experienced Philadelphia Wedding Photographer, that has done work at some of the Best Philadelphia Wedding Venues, look no further and contact me so we can talk about your wedding and your vision and the wedding photography style you are looking for! I guarantee it will be the most enjoyable call you have this week during your photographer search.