Wedding Photography Style You Need To Know
Today there seems to be a lot of confusion on the different types of wedding photography coverage styles floating out there. I wanted to see what other blogs/websites mentioned on this topic and noticed that some are combining the editing style with the coverage style, which is incorrect!
Not only is this incorrect, but it is only confusing future bride and groom on selecting which kind of style they want for their big day. In this article, I will go through the coverage style of wedding photography that you should be looking for your day. This is what you should be looking in the way you want your photos to turn out, and the editing style is second.
Also remember that today in 2020, many photographers like myself are combining them. Meaning they are hybrid shooters who do variations of style throughout the day. So with that said, let’s get started!
Traditional Wedding Photography
The traditional style is one of the most common among wedding photography professionals. It consists of posed photos and more classic, with a significant interference of the photographer in the construction of the poses.
Being considered today a more cliché style of photography, the traditional line is focused on the aesthetics of images in detriment, for example, to spontaneous moments and greater interaction of the couple.
Photojournalism, Documentary, & Candid Wedding Photography
Not to confuse you, but all three styles are the same style. Just a different name. But these styles are currently one of the most popular styles on the market today. Focused on the documentation and recording of wedding events without the interference of the photographer.
The images produced in this style need to be clear, explanatory, and informative, telling a story. Thus, at the wedding, this style has its primary goal to narrate the event through its images, without direct interference in the scenes and in the most natural way possible.
Having the story as a focus, the main subject of wedding photojournalism is the moments. A good photographer in this style usually has a “feeling” to make spontaneous but significant clicks.
Besides the more traditional events, such as the bride’s entrance, the groom’s kiss, the couple’s dance, etc., the wedding photojournalist can see a contained smile, an exchange of glances or a caress that can go unnoticed by other people and that help to tell the couple’s story.
Fine Art Wedding Photography
There is a wedding photography line that approaches the artistic creations of painters and sculptors, called Fine Art. Fine Art Photography, by itself, consists of the creation of images without commercial bias, focused mainly on the representation of the photographer’s personal experiences and his creative process.
Therefore, these photographers generally will try to create few images throughout the day in a vision that represents fine art. Think of these images being displayed in an art gallery. It’s also important to point out that the term Fine Art refers to type of wedding album as well.
Creative, Fashion, and Editorial Wedding Photography
These wedding photographers will usually come into your wedding day with a mindset of creating a few images worthy of being displayed in a magazine or hanging on your wall. Not the entire day will be like this, as they may incorporate various other photography styles throughout the day. Majority of the day they will either be documentary or candid style. Emphasis on occasionally doing something creative.
Understanding the different wedding photography coverage styles should help you narrow your photographer down a bit quicker as now you know what type of photography style you are looking for.
Today, most photographers tend to generally combine a few styles, giving you a variation of photos. But make sure you talk to your photographer, so you know what type of photos you will be getting.