When it comes to choosing your wedding photographer you will need to know just how you want your wedding photos to look. Each photographer will specialize in a specific style of photographing; so knowing what style you prefer can make finding a photographer a little easier. Most wedding photography will fall into one or a combination of these 5 styles.
When you choose a classic style the results are images that stand the test of time. These are the traditional black and white images, carefully posed and meticulously planned out images. Most often the photographer specializes in capturing ordinary moments in a beautiful and elegant way. This style tends to be a bit more formal but can always be given a modern twist.
If you want something that is more personal for you and your wedding day then an artistic style may be your ideal choice. These style of images tend to capture unique, special moments and tend to utilize a lot more of the space around the couple instead of just capturing the couple full frame and up close. If you are open and willing to have a bit of fun with your photographer you will love the results.
Lifestyle is a type of photojournalism photography with a bit of a twist. Most images will appear to be candid, and most often they are. This style is a mix of candid, natural shots and images with some direction and staging for the perfect shot.
While all styles will use different types of lighting, dramatic lighting make it a key component. This style will showcase a variety of different lighting techniques that the photographer has mastered to create truly breathtaking portraits.
If you are not into the traditional posing or styling of shots, then a documentary wedding photographer is probably one you will want to consider. The documentary style focuses on candid and spontaneous images that truly capture the entire essence of you wedding day. Rarely do they pose couples for portraits.
In general, most photographers will specialize in one of these 5 areas, but are capable of doing a mixture of styles. It is best to let your photographer know which style you prefer most and ask if that is a style they enjoy shooting and excel in. Be sure to check out their website and social media avenues to get a sense of their shooting style.
As for Ashley Layden Photography I approach photography with an artistic and documentary approach. I love the opportunity to play and enjoy my time with my couples; and to take breath taking images in the process.
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