When it comes to planning your own wedding, you have to take note of a number of things starting with your wedding date, wedding venue, your wedding gown and clothes, and many more. Another crucial aspect to your wedding that you must never forget is your choice of wedding photographer. For a long time, couples are used to choosing wedding photographers that they think will be best during their wedding without taking into account the wedding photography style they are experts with, yet now, this is no longer the case. Despite the fact that wedding photographers have been trained to shoot certain styles of wedding photography, choosing which one is the best style and which wedding photographer you must hire to do such style can still be complicated for most couples. Aside from your choice of wedding photographer, your preferred style of wedding photography will also need to adjust the time that you need to meet up during your wedding day.
There are basically three factors that you need to keep in mind when looking for the most suitable wedding photography style during your special day. These three things are what image style you intend to have, how many hours will you be spending with your wedding photographer during your special day, and what your personality is and how comfortable you are in front of the camera.
Today, there are just a lot of wedding photography styles that you can choose from. Some of the most common examples include contemporary, artistic, editorial, and vintage. What makes deciding even more confusing is when each wedding photographer will have their different ways of applying each style. It now all boils down to how much time and effort you spend on doing some research and then being able to ask your potential wedding photographers certain questions before you come up with the right decision. Make sure to also check the full album of the wedding photos done by the wedding photographers and not just five or six shots. What you will see below are some wedding photography style options that are common and what each of them entails.
Traditional (or posed) wedding photography: These wedding photographs are more of planned poses that need some time to make the wedding couple, entourage, and guests feel more comfortable.
Reportage wedding photography (wedding photojournalism): Such wedding photography style is the exact opposite of traditional wedding photography with its being more on capturing candid moments during the wedding.
Vintage wedding photography: There are some wedding photographers that really use old cameras that use old films to take this type of wedding photos while there are those that will just give a vintage look to the photos during editing after them still capturing digital images.