Several photographers offer a hybrid
approach to wedding photography, usually a combination of traditional
and journalistic wedding photography. In this approach the photographer
focuses on documenting the wedding day but the coverage also includes
a session with the couple for formal posed or semi-posed photographs
and also family group photos.
The latest trend in wedding photography is toward
a more fashionable approach. Inspired on high-end fashion magazines
such as Vogue, Elle, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, GQ, American
Photo, etc., and wedding magazines the photographer seeks to make
the couple’s fantasies real.
In the fashion wedding photography approach the goal is to make
the wedding couple look their best. Their romantic interplay is
glamorized to its maximum expression. The everyday couple becomes
like wedding celebrities. Attention to detail is required to achieve
the perfect look. This approach requires a great deal of artistic
talent behind the camera and also great computer image editing skill
to produce a unique photo. Half the photo is made on the camera
with the second half achieved though digital image editing and manipulation.
Which style is best, is for you to decide. In our
experience a big segment of the wedding couples want to capture
the reality, details and romance of the wedding day but at the same
time they have fantasies about their wedding and the way they should
When making a decision for a wedding photographer
look closely to the photographer’s portfolio and see how it
agrees with your philosophy on how your wedding day should be photographed.
Regardless of your philosophy please make sure that you select a
master of the craft, you and the next generation deserve masterpiece
memories of your wedding day.