It's been awhile since I've mentioned Wedding Photography Styles so I figured it was time for me to do another post on the subject! As you search for your wedding photographer you will run across many different styles of photography. All styles are a little different and you will most likely gravitate towards a certain style. Knowing what style you like will help you find your perfect wedding photographer.
Below are the top Wedding Photography Styles. Do keep in mind that most photographers will utilize more than one style so not all photographers will stick to one style only.
When you think of traditional wedding photography, think of your parents and grandparent's wedding albums. A traditional style photographer focus' on the classic traditional poses. This type of photographer usually works off of a shot list and will pose each photo adjusting clothing, body, and background. When you think of the formal family portraits that you see being taken after the ceremony, that is what this style of photography is. Normally these photos are not the ones you see featured on wedding blogs, but photos that will make it into the wedding album.
Photojournalistic wedding photography is the photography that you see most on wedding blogs. This style of photography focus' on capturing the wedding as it unfolds. Instead of focusing on posing the photos the photographer will capture moments as they unfold without much interaction. Think of the laughing photos of guest, people dancing, the bride and groom hugging and interacting with guests, etc.
Fashion or High-Fashion wedding photography focus' on dramatic images that showcase the fashion. Think of those images of the wedding gowns hanging from the tree, shoe photos, clothing detail photos, etc. This also is brought into the couple and formal portraits as well and the photographer will utilize fashion poses and expressions.
Artistic wedding photography focus' images that are both unusual and artistic. The photographer will use different angles, unusual backdrops, and color to give their images an artistic flair.
Natural light photography is exactly what it sounds. When the photographer relies solely on using light from the sources that are present (sun, lighting of the room, etc) without using flashes. This works out great if you are planning on having an outside daytime wedding. However, if you are planning on having a nighttime wedding or have a reception venue with dim lights, you are going to want to find a photographer that utilizes lighting along with natural light.