Types of Wedding Photography and Styles
Types of wedding photography
You have fixed your wedding date and booked your marvellous scene, selected your picture-perfect wedding outfit, but what about your man of the moment, no not your hub, but you photographer -who would click dreamy photos to look after the wedding and feel the nostalgia?
We take pictures of moments that we want to capture forever- may it be on the last day of school or special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries etc. Among the events, the wedding is the most essential part of an individual’s life. Whereas photographing the wedding comes in the list of wedding essentials because no-one wants to have photographs that do not justify the moments of marriage. So an expert wedding picture taker who can play with his gear too well and who has creative perspective to catch the extraordinary air of your Big Day is something who everyone looks for. Finding a caterer, mehndi designer or decorator may be simple, but when it comes to wedding photographer, there are just too many options, and you are afraid that you don’t miss out on the best, aren’t you?
Now talking about wedding photography, there is a defined scene in photos that we have in our mind that we don’t want our photographer to miss. For example, you want a picture in which you are standing on the golden sands of desert holding the hand of your partner while your dress is flying with the wind and the sky is dreamy. This has to be described to your wedding photographer so that he knows that you want to have your pre-wedding shoot in the desert of Dubai. So there are various types of wedding photography. Not all photographers do all kinds. While some may have their skill in creative, another’s speciality may be photojournalistic. So you want to find someone who is an all-rounder so that you can get the best of pictures.
We should rapidly give you a little thought of what are the distinctive wedding photography styles you should know and which one you want from. Before we get on to the methods, let’s remember the diverse sorts of wedding photography.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY
REGULAR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY
Every moment of the ceremonies, from the band baaja to your bridal attire, the services to style, nourishment to bidai, all that you can consider in a wedding is shot and recorded to store ageless memories.
PRE AND POST WEDDING PHOTO-SHOOTS
Pre and post-wedding shoots are somewhat personal focusing primarily on the massive love for each other. They may be about a love story about the couple, how they met or at some dreamy destination, without the wedding and people.
This kind of photography gives you a flying perspective of how the Gods must watch over you. With the use of various drones, the photographers have become very creative in capturing the love birds while sleeping on a picturesque plain or standing on a high mountain.
Now, as you know, different types of wedding photography, you must know about different styles of photography for your big day’s preparations.
DIFFERENT STYLES OF PHOTOGRAPHY
CLASSIC OR TRADITIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
We all know this style of wedding photography very well. Despite new contemporary styles of photography coming every day, we always have the classic photo style in the back of our mind which has been done since our grandparent’s wedding. There are nothing contemporary but straight out pure moments.
PHOTOJOURNALISTIC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE (i.e. CANDID OR DOCUMENTARY)
The most looked upon wedding photography style is candid because no-one wants to miss the fun of a wedding while continually focusing on the posing. Bride and groom want that they just have fun and their laughter is captured in the moments perfectly without stressing about posing. And moreover, this type of photos make you more happy looking back.
LIFESTYLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
Another wedding photography style that has been trending lately and on every couple’s bucket list, this type of photography captures the minute styling with the contemporary approach of taking pictures giving an insight into the life of the couple. These pictures are mostly made with a relaxed environment or exotic locations.
VINTAGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
Old photographs can indeed influence you to feel all soft and sentimental. This type of photography comprises of the photos that make you time travel to another time so that you feel more nostalgic and sentimental.
FINE ART OR ARTISTIC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
Sometimes mainstream wedding photography is too monotonous. Some couples want to break this monotony and do something creative. Playing with props or lighting is what is incorporated in this type of photography style. Such photos are flawless, and they are unforgettable.
EDITORIAL OR DRAMATIC WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
Ever wished to be on the cover photograph of a magazine? The top of the line photography of this style is dramatic, which can portray your moments as if in movies or a magazine cover.
“TRASH THE WEDDING DRESS” WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
We have talked about a lot of styles of photography done before or during the wedding, next on our list is “Junk the Wedding Dress” photography style, which is a POST-WEDDING style. This style is a complete stunner! First, during the wedding, you display your beautiful bridal attire, and after the wedding, you scrap it by wearing it in unconventional frames. After all, it’s hard to give up on your wedding dress even after the wedding, agree on ladies?
DESTINATION WEDDING OR ADVENTURE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
Present-day couples are selecting beautiful locations far away from home for their wedding. So that they not only have a magnificent wedding but can also have scenic and lovely wedding photos. This style of photos accomplishes the point of capturing the magnificence of the beautiful bond in which you are bonding in for a lifetime in an equally beautiful place.
WEDDING CINEMATOGRAPHY STYLE
This style of Photography recreates your romantic story are incorporated into a series of pictures. This is the most delightful manner by which photographers work out through all the overwhelming photos taken pre, during and post your wedding to create a narrative. It shows a mystical reminder of your incredible journey together to date.
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Make sure your love story gets a great album!