(Closed) Wedding photography styles?? Help!

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which style do you prefer?
    Traditional : (2 votes)
    14 %
    Photojournalistic : (12 votes)
    86 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    We actually switched to a more “candid” type photographer that I LOVED (and who also cost $1500 more) than the one we were going to book because she is AMAZING at capturing moments at just the right time. She does a lot of candids, some portraits and some “object” shots mixed in. I LOVE HER WORK. The photographer we almost booked does beautiful work colour wise but almost all of his couple portraits looked to posed for me. We are fun people. We didn’t want that. I know our new photographer is worth the extra money.  Do you want fun pictures? You can always be clear with the photographer that you want a mix of traditional portraits and candid/fun shots.

    Post # 3
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    7135 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    citygirl828:  I totally get what you’re saying. As a wedding photographer I think it’s important to be a little versatile while still staying within your own style. The most important thing with photography is that you’re picking someone whos work you love. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice one thing or another – which can be hard when wanting someone who has a good eye for the candid moments but can also take a great portrait. There are plenty of photographers out there who manage to do both very well. What’s your wedding date/venue?

    Post # 5
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    2000 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    As long as you give your photographer a “must have” list I think you will be fine. That way you are sure to get those traditional pics with the more candid contemporary photos. 

    Post # 6
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    3113 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

    I think a mix is best. I work as a wedding photographer and although I love capturing candid moments, I also know that the reality is most couples frame a few posed shots and the rest go in an album that is pulled out on occasion. So I really try to make sure I capture the event as it unfolds and tell a story, but also get a good variety of posed shots. 

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