Wedding Photography Styles & Trends

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When choosing a photographer it is important to determine the range of coverage they can achieve— also the type of photography coverage the photographers have on their portfolio. Here is a brief on the terms that are used for wedding photography in order to help you select your favorite.

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1. WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALISM

Wedding Photojournalism is a story telling style of wedding photography that involves minimal involvement on the part of the photographer. A photojournalistic wedding photographer allows all of the moments to unfold around them, while they simply use their creative eye to capture and interpret those moments through their photography. To read more about this style, please read our article on “What are Wedding Photojournalists?”


2. FINE-ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Fine-art wedding photography involves using artistic angles, creative lighting, unique compositions and advanced post production techniques to create imagery with a much stronger artistic flare. Our wedding photographers are very meticulous about researching scenes and anticipating moments so that we can use fine-art techniques, without interfering with our surroundings.
Fine-art wedding photography starts with an image shot with an artistic finish in mind, most likely not a “say cheese” moment. In post production, these images are transformed into fine-art using textures, filters, masks, and other advanced Photoshop techniques to create a visually stunning, emotional image.

3. FASHION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Fashion photography is a genre of photography that is focused around displaying clothing and other fashion items for commercial purposes. This style of photography is popular in large metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles. However, there are several unique photography techniques that are employed in fashion photography which we borrow in our wedding photography style. These techniques include the usage of unique off camera lighting, fashion-esque poses and expressions, along with dramatic backgrounds. Typically, our fashion influenced style of wedding photography will only be used at request of the bride and groom during the engagement shoot/bridal shoot, as it does require some photographer involvement.

4. TRADITIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Traditional wedding photography typically has quite a bit of wedding photographer involvement. The wedding photographer is seen almost as a type of coordinator, and thus, assists in guiding and directing the wedding. While Lin and Jirsa Wedding Photographers are not traditional wedding photographers, we do have extensive experience in directing and posing people for group formals when necessary. However, in general, our philosophy is to capture real moments and to remain as unnoticed as possible.

5. TRASH THE DRESS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

“Trash the dress, fearless bridal, and rock the frock” are all terms used to refer to the style of photography that contrasts elegant bridal clothing with an environment that is completely out of place. We typically shoot this type of photography with a fashion and fine-art style of photography. Popular locations for these sessions are beaches in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, or any other sandy beach, but we can also get creative with a location that fits your personality or expresses your artistic side. If relieving post-wedding tension with a trash the dress photography session is what you are looking for, we would be happy to oblige you.

Last modified on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:29
Miami Wedding Photography

Considered one of the best wedding photographers in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Florida, the BM Photographers Duo has worked as professional Miami photographers and photojournalist photographing weddings full-time since 2009. Our signature style is candid, natural, beautiful and photojournalistic. Our clients love us for our stunning work and warm personalities. BMPhotographers also provide gorgeous portrait photography services for clients in and around Miami, FL. Professional services include maternity photography, engagement photos, pregnancy pictures, family, infant, baby and children photography and more.

Website: www.bmphotographers.com
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