Different photographers have their own unique style of capturing a wedding. The photos range from photojournalism, fine art, documentary, modern traditional, portraiture, edgy-bold among others. Couples must first decide on a photography style that appeals to them before beginning their research as it will give them an idea about the kind of photographer they will want for their wedding.
In the photojournalism style, the wedding photographer captures candid moments unobtrusively. In a photojournalist approach, the wedding photographer will provide a pure documentary coverage of the wedding and is best suited for couples who hate posing for pictures. Here the photographer will hang back and capture most of the action as it happens. The drawbacks are the minimal emphasis given to arranged details, staged elements and posed portraits of the wedding.
Fine art style of photography is something that is hard to define but one look at it and it is easily comprehendible. Here, the wedding photography is less about the photograph and more about the photographer with most of them having a background in either photography or art and experience of working in a darkroom. The best part of this style of photography is that the images can be a wedding photo as well as a standalone piece of art. The advantage of fine art photography is that the photos will be unique and will not look like anyone else’s.
Traditional photography is what most opt for these days but with a tinge of modernism added to the photographs. It is tough to find traditional photographers these days except in small towns where the photography industry hasn’t caught up yet. In this type of photography the emphasis is on portraits. Here the photographers pay close attention to details, often capturing moments with the intent of putting them together in an album later.