WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PREFERENCES
To avoid making this slight neglect that usually
leads disastrous results, couples have to decide first what kind
of wedding photography they would want to have.
Most wedding photographers today categorize the
types of wedding photography into two: the traditional or classic
style and the wedding photojournalistic style.
The most common style used by wedding photographers
today, the traditional or classic wedding photography is considered
as a “timeless” and the “safest” style because
you normally see in countless wedding albums. Characterized by classic
poses of subjects aware of the camera, this style involves so much
control from the photographer because he is in-charge in arranging
individual and group shots before, during, and even after the wedding.
Having excellent portraiture skills, expect the
photographer to focus more on the quality of the photograph by making
the subject look great from the littlest details. Expect typical
wedding photos like pre-ceremony pictures, formal shots of the bride
and groom posing with brides maids and ushers, cake cutting, garter
and bouquet toss, and the like when you choose a classic wedding
photography. This style is ideal if the couple would want to keep
portraits of family members for their wedding album.
If the couple is adventurous and unconventional,
then you might want to consider the wedding photojournalistic style
of photography on your big day. An increasingly popular style today,
wedding photojournalism offers fresh and new style of taking photos
in the occasion. Characterized by candid shots of the subjects unaware
of the moving camera, the photojournalism style lets the attendees
act freely to capture their pure and true emotion.
Sourcing style from his experience in journalism,
the “photojournalist” pays more attention to minute
details and candid shots rather than arranged ones. He’s more
into eyeing interesting moments and capturing those in his lens
to produce a narrative collection of images that tell a story.
Although some traditional poses will be present,
expect photos that show actual emotions of the bride and groom and
of other participants throughout the duration of the wedding when
you choose the photojournalism style.
In order to avoid ruining the documentation of
your wedding, here are some tips in making your wedding a picture
1. Weddings are one of the most exciting chapters
of one’s life. Make sure that you choose a wedding photographer
that can meet all your standards. Meet with the photographer before
hand the so you could discuss the details you want.
2. Inform the important participants about the
schedule of photo sessions and make sure everyone attends the rehearsal
to cut down the stress.
3. Have a reception area so guests can be informed
about the itinerary. This will set the occasion in order.