In general, wedding photography can be discussed in four basic terms:
This documentary style is very popular with today's brides and grooms. It combines traditional and candid photography to tell your own unique wedding story with candid and posed images. Photojournalistic photography places an emphasis on emotion and capturing you in your most natural state. We are proud to have some of the best photojournalistic photographers in the region on our staff.
Considered more traditional, the focus is on posed photos. This style uses controlled settings and can be indoor or outdoor. Traditional photos have a classic, timeless feel, and emphasize the subject.
With fine art photography, beauty is the goal. The photos feel more editorial and resemble advertisements or fashion spreads. Using a combination of candid pictures and non-traditional posing, a fine art photographer will coach a subject in order to get "the" shot. These images tend more to be works of art, capturing the beauty of light, color, and texture, while using an array of settings to get the desired image.
Observational photography takes photojournalism one step further by allowing the wedding day to unfold organically, capturing what is happening on its own without photographer interference. An observational photographer will watch and capture the guests and wedding party in their element, most times without anyone knowing the photographer is there.