What Makes Wedding Photography Different
Photos, like paintings, tell a story through the emotion, movements, and atmosphere surrounding the subject. This is why it is considered an art that also plays with lights, colours, backdrops, and feelings.
And, similar to painting on a canvas where a variety of mediums (oil, charcoal, watercolours, etc) are used, there are different approaches to wedding photography as well.
- Traditional is defined by classically posed images and a great deal of interaction between the photographer and the subjects. In this approach, every image taken is done in a more formal manner where people are asked to position themselves properly and to do something to achieve unique pictures.
- Photojournalist style takes inspiration from editorial reporting styles, where focus is given on candid shots. Unlike the traditional approach, subjects need not look at the camera directly or strike a pose. True emotions are best captured in this technique as people do not necessarily know a photo shoot is going on.
- Fashion-based, as the name suggests, takes its cue from editorial magazines like Elle or Vanity Fair. What is great about this style is that it combines posed images with candid shots to create a contemporary album of images. The poses, however, are more dramatic just like those pictures you would see on magazines.
- Wedding studio photography is quite popular in Asian countries. This is where a couple chooses a wedding photographer and then schedule for either an in-studio or on-location photo session. Because this usually covers glamour wedding shots, a hair stylist and make-up artist are often included in the service offered. Change of clothes is also provided so fashion-based images are also taken.
- Contemporary photography used to be considered as the opposite of a traditional approach. Its emphasis, however, is to capture the day’s events and its story as it happens, giving the viewer a sense of what the celebration was like. To this day, this style remains insufficiently defined as it blurs the line between traditional and photojournalism.
Whichever approach you choose, the only way to achieve the perfect shot is through the help of a professional photographer. For that, you should not hesitate to get in touch with Martins Kikulis.