What is your photography style?

Before you go for your search for the perfect photographer make sure you know what you are looking for. Its important to know what type of photos you want and the kind of photography you plan to have at your wedding. Each photographer has their strengths and their own personal style.  Make sure your style matches theirs. Don’t hesitate to communicate that before you decide on one. Not sure what style is right for you? Here are the basic styles of photography.

Traditional Photography

This type of photography is what you would normally have seen in your parents or grandparents wedding photos. It’s very formal and it’s also what most people are comfortable with.  In most situations the photographer will arrange and pose you for a majority of the photos.

Contemporary Photography

This is similar to a traditional approach but allows for a more informal and relaxed feel. Think walking down a bridge or lounging in a field.

Documentary Style

This type of photography is growing in popularity. It has a more hands off approach than more traditional photography and allows the photographer to simply document the day and focus more on candid shots than posed.  One great thing is that you never know what you will get. Its all about capturing the look, feel and emotion of the day. Keep in mind any particular formal shots you do want. If your mom is set on a family photo let the photographer know that will need to be arranged before the big day.

Artistic Style

This type of photography can be either hands on or hands off from the photographer depending on their style of work.  One thing to keep in mind is that you may get more artistic photos you may also lack the more formal traditional group shots of family and friends.

No matter what style is right for you knowing what you like can help you pick a photographer who has the experience and the talent to give you the photos you will cherish for the rest of your life.

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