How To Choose A Style Of Wedding Photography
Looking back on your wedding photos will be a source of joy for years to come – if you have chosen your wedding photographer wisely. It is really important to pick a photographer whose work you really like. Choosing the right style of pictures is crucial, and one of the most important considerations you need to take into account alongside such practicalities as availability and budget. Just so you have some background knowledge before you start your photographer search, here is a run-down of the most popular styles of wedding photography. Which one do you like the best?
This is a natural way of recording all the detail of a wedding. Photojournalism style is when the photographer captures all kinds of details of the day as and when they happen, without staging anything. These moments are therefore spontaneous and occur as part of the process of enjoying your day, and result in an intimate and unique set of photos. As well as the images from the ceremony itself you will also have many behind the scenes shots, pictures of guests enjoying themselves, details of the wedding that you may have missed, and other special shots. This is a great style when you want a fresh and intimate look, and you do not want to pose for traditional photos. Make sure that if you do opt for this style the London photographer is experienced in capturing these kinds of shots, and also that they do also include some posed shots so you don’t risk missing anyone out of the album.
A London wedding photographer may specialise in a classic style. This is the posed set of pictures you see in many wedding albums, including the traditional shots, for example the couple outside the church, getting out of the car, the wedding party, and a group shot. This is a good option if you want to include everyone and you want a set of photos that will appeal to everyone. But you may not end up with any natural or spontaneous shots, and it can be time consuming to pose for a lot of photos.
Contemporary wedding photography has a wide remit and includes images that are bold, artistic, or high fashion. These photos make use of unusual angles and lighting, dramatic backdrops and poses, different colours and different textures. Contemporary wedding photography will give you a wedding album that is more like a high fashion magazine than the traditional wedding book. If you like this idea, make sure you choose a photographer whose individual style you love, and one that will not end up looking too dated as time passes.