When looking at your options for wedding photos, there are numerous things that you need to bear in mind. One of them is what photography style you would like. Luckily, a Manchester wedding photographer will be able to support you throughout this decision-making process, as well as also answering any questions that you may have.
Below is some information on the three main styles favoured by couples who are due to tie the knot. With them, you can then research existing photos taken in these styles, which can help you to visualise the effects, making it much easier to decide which style you like the most:
Posed photos feature heavily in this style of wedding picture format. It gives a classic feel to the album, which will display shots of the bride and groom posing together and with others. Such snaps are usually discussed in detail with the photographer before being carefully arranged on the day, which helps to ensure that they are ‘just right’.
However, there are times when the more traditional style of photographs will miss those moments of emotion that happen on the big day. However, this may be perfect for those who like to have a more formal collection of professional images of the wedding ceremony.
Reportage is rapidly growing in popularity as a fashion in wedding photography. Taken from a slightly more journalistic angle, photos shot in this style are the complete opposite to the traditional images mentioned above.
These snaps are taken in a more natural way, as things happen during the day. They are then well placed to tell a story of the nuptials, when displayed in the wedding album. The real ethos behind reportage style photographs is that they are able to capture emotion and truer moments, when people don’t realise that the camera is actually on them.
This trend falls under a lot of other headings, including modern wedding photography, editorial and creative. The style creates photos that are a lot more relaxed, without the rigid structure that more posed pictures can present. Images are captured from different angles, before being given illuminating lighting effects.
When you are choosing your wedding photographer, ask to see some of their existing work, as well as discuss your ideas for themes and picture styles. You can then assess if their current work is what you are looking for before making your final decision.