When it comes to your wedding, you want everything to be absolutely perfect - and who can blame you? You’re likely planning to only do this once, and if you are, you want to make sure that every single detail is exactly as you would have wanted it to be. You’ll find that it’s pretty normal to have a different list of wants than the one that your partner has, but you should think about the varying styles you both have for different things you want for your wedding.
One of the things that you may differ on is photography. Everyone has an idea of what the photographer should do on their wedding day, but whether you are drawn toward the dark and moody themes or you want the finest, brightest art shots, you can find a style that suits the both of you. When it comes to choosing the wedding band and choosing the food, it’s likely you’ve already got it in the bag. Talking to the right photographer will ensure that you get the best for your wedding photos. Let’s not forget that you’re going to be looking back at these photos in 39 years - you want them to be great. Here are six styles of wedding photography to choose from!
- Classic. The traditional photos you saw in the wedding albums of your parents and grandparents are typical of the classic style of wedding photography. They’re striking and formal, and they’re simply gorgeous. They are posed shots mostly, and if you like a classic look, this is the way to go.
- Fine Art. Like the classic shots, these are artistically done and they are a visual narrative to your wedding story. You can get a soft, romantic wedding album out of a fine art photography style, so find a photographer who can reflect this for you.
- Candids. Some favor the photojournalistic shots for their wedding day. These are candid moments and spontaneous pictures of the decor and action that don't include poses and set photos. These are those in-between moments that make your day the most memorable. While the photos aren’t staged, you still get those moments captured and they are designed to look beautiful.
- Lifestyle. This is the middle ground between those posed shots and the candid pictures you love. They’re not so candid that they’re in your face, but they are relaxed and styled in a way that makes for simply beautiful photos.
- Moody. Some people love the style that is moodier and darker, and this aesthetic comes straight off of Instagram! These are filtered post-production and they are more of a quirky, boho wedding style match.
- Editorial. Lastly, we have this one and it’s quite reflective of a magazine photoshoot! This focuses more on lighting and posing, and the process is not the same as the photojournalistic styles that we saw earlier.
Whatever style you choose for your wedding, you need to be happy with the outcome. Discuss it with your partner as you would any other aspect and congratulations!