Current Trends in Wedding Photography
Wedding photography is an evolving field that requires artistic talent, vision, and highly technical expertise. Every woman wants a perfect wedding that begins with the wedding invitation to the most lasting memory, such as photography. This bridal missive connects the bride and groom with the guests since it allows them to interact with the bride and groom, family, friends, and, why not, with their surroundings. So choosing the wedding photographer is an essential task for the story of your big day.
In the past, wedding photography was almost always limited to stiff posses without much regard for the underlying story, emotion, romance, and behind-the-scenes events of the wedding day. Although a significant segment of the wedding industry still practices traditional photography with its preplanned poses and recreation of the wedding peak events such as the kiss, the ring exchange, etc., the modern wedding couple demands a more contemporary approach to their wedding day.
Wedding photojournalism has been in vogue for the past decade. The central idea behind it has been to capture the wedding events without any interference or direction from the wedding photographer. The photographer is there to capture the true essence of the wedding day. As a result of this realistic approach, the photographs are an accurate representation of the wedding day. That included family group photos. Hard-core wedding journalists will be opposed to posing any wedding-related event. It won’t be recorded if it doesn’t happen during the wedding.
Several photographers offer a hybrid approach to wedding photography, usually a combination of traditional and journalistic wedding photography. In this approach, the photographer focuses on documenting the wedding day. Still, the coverage includes a session with the couple for formal posed or semi-posed photographs and family group photos.
The latest trend in wedding photography is toward a more fashionable approach. Inspired by high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, GQ, American Photo, etc., and wedding magazines, the photographer seeks to make the couple’s fantasies real.
In the fashion wedding photography approach, the goal is to make the wedding couple look their best. Their romantic interplay is glamorized to its maximum expression. The everyday couple becomes like wedding celebrities. Attention to detail is required to achieve the perfect look. This approach requires great artistic talent behind the camera and excellent computer image editing skills to produce a unique photo. Half the picture is made on the camera, with the second half achieved though digital image editing and manipulation.
Which style is best is for you to decide. In our experience, a significant segment of the wedding couples want to capture the reality, details, and romance of the wedding day, but at the same time, they have fantasies about their wedding and how they should look. When deciding on a wedding photographer, look closely at the photographer’s portfolio and see how it agrees with your philosophy on how who should photograph your wedding day. Regardless of your philosophy, please make sure that you select a master of the craft; you and the next generation deserve masterpiece memories of your wedding day.