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What is Your go to Wedding Photography Style

By 06/05/2023February 9th, 2024Chicago Wedding Photographer
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In todays blog we will dive into the fascinating world of wedding photography styles. When it comes to capturing your special day, understanding which photography style you value as a couple, is of the highest importance to us. Each style has its own unique characteristics and can beautifully showcase your love story, but post importantly, it needs to align with your personalities and show the love, energy and fun of your wedding day.

Wait… There Are Different Photography Styles?

This is the most common question/answer I get, when I ask our couples what style of photography they value. And it’s normal! In the past there were few graphic designers, photographers we had as a clients, that would understand this topic, but for the most part couples are not aware of this. One thing they all know, is when they see a great photograph, THEY KNOW, this is it! That’s why we encourage couples we work with, to create style boards, so we can better understand what they value as the couple so that we can deliver exactly that.

So… What are the Different Wedding Photography Styles?

Traditional/Documentary Wedding Photography: Traditional wedding photography exudes elegance and timelessness. It embraces classic poses and formal compositions, ensuring that every important moment is captured in the most genuine way. If you desire a more candid and authentic representation of your wedding day, photojournalistic or documentary-style wedding photography would most likely be the best fit for you. This style focuses on capturing genuine moments and emotions as they unfold. Photographer documenting your wedding will do so with a storytelling approach as the day as it naturally progresses. From the tears of joy to the spontaneous laughter, photojournalistic wedding photography preserves the real essence of your story.

Fine Art/Cinematic Wedding Photography: For couples seeking a touch of artistry and creativity in their wedding photos, fine art wedding photography offers a dreamy and romantic approach. This style emphasizes beautiful compositions, exquisite lighting, and unique perspectives. With fine art wedding photography, the photographer creates stunning, visually appealing images that are often characterized by softness, ethereal tones, and a sense of whimsy. In post productions we will often make subjective, but tasteful and through to the world edits! This is important, especially when you print your wedding images for the living room walls, we want them to be a true piece of art, representing a specific, moment of your wedding.

Fashion/Editorial Wedding Photography: If you’ve always dreamed of a glamorous and high-fashion wedding, fashion/editorial wedding photography might be the perfect fit. Inspired by editorial spreads, this style incorporates fashion-inspired poses, carefully curated styling, and striking locations. The photographer aims to capture the couple as if they were featured in a glossy magazine. If you envision yourself and your partner as fashion-forward and want to create visually stunning images, this style will help you achieve that editorial flair.

So… What is the Approach at Our Studio?

Realizing how important this is, we approach this topic with a great attention and detail, to make sure we deliver you the images that will resonate with you, showcase your personality, energy and the vision. To understand your style and vision better, we ask all couples to create a style board, where they share images they love with us, so we can better understand what is it that they value. Engagement session is an extremely important part of the entire experience, as it allows me to once again, find out more about you, understand your vision, and it always results in better wedding day images.

Choosing the right wedding photography style is an important decision that can profoundly impact the way your love story is captured. Whether you lean towards the classic and timeless feel of traditional photography, the candid and authentic moments of photojournalism, the artistic and dreamy aesthetic of fine art, or the glamorous and fashion-forward look of editorial photography, remember that there’s no right or wrong choice. It all depends on your personal taste, vision, and the story you want your wedding photos to tell.

As you embark on your journey to find the perfect wedding photographer, take the time to research and review portfolios to ensure their style aligns with your preferences. Don’t hesitate to communicate your desires and expectations clearly, as this will help your photographer bring your vision to life. Remember, the ultimate goal is to capture the essence of your love story in a way that resonates with your heart.

Contact us today to discuss your wedding photography needs and let us help you choose the style that will beautifully depict your unique love story. Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we’re honored to be part of it, capturing every precious moment for you to cherish forever.

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