(Closed) Need Help! What’s your favorite photo style?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m not so sure on the lines between Classic and Traditional, but I would guess that Classic is more black-tie, red roses sort of thing, which I find a little boring (just me!).  I guess the sort of wedding I like to look at would be one like my own (surprise!), with lots of traditional conceits (it’s formal, in a historic mansion, I’m wearing a big white dress, etc.), but some things to mix up that feel.  We’re using colors that wouldn’t really be considered “classical”, I guess, and I hope that makes it less stuffy, more fresh (pale blue, lavender, navy, ivory, gold, fyi), along with some other personalizations.  So traditional with twists. I also like period-inspired weddings.  I also really love to weddings in incredible outdoor settings/with beautiful vistas/etc.  Offbeat weddings can be really fun to look at, and I love the image you posted, so colorful, but there’s a point when things start to get really contrived and seem as if they aren’t genuine, just REALLY TRYING TO BE DIFFERENT for the sake of being different and the end result is not actually a display of a real personality (didn’t we all know that sort of person in high school?); looking at weddings like that just give me a headache.  Frankly I’m a bit tired of the rustic/”vintage”/Anthropologie sort of look, it’s also feeling fairly contrived at this point, at least to me.  Yes, it’s pretty, but it’s really hit saturation point on the internet.

Hope this helps.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Honestly when I was looking for a photographer I didn’t care too much what the subject matter of the photo was, I just paid attention to the technique. My photog could’ve taken photos of her coffee mug sitting on some grass and I would’ve picked her because she would’ve found a way to take it at an interesting angle and she kicks ass on colors in a way I can’t even explain!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I pretty much agree with Corgi. In picking out a photographer, if she’s done ONLY one style of wedding and it’s dramatically different for what I’m envisioning for my own, it might sway me away from her because I worry that we won’t get along and she won’t understand my vision and what I want to see in photos.  But if I see a variety of wedding styles in her portfolio, I’m okay with that as long as I’m impressed by the style of her work in general, the way she tends to capture things and what things she captures.  I also tend to look at a photographer’s non-wedding shoots to get a better feel for what they’re capable of if I decide I’m especially interested in a photographer.  So I think a balance of styles will be great for your portfolio because it won’t alienate any particular bride and will simply display your artistic sensibilities in a variety of settings.  Good luck with everything!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Good luck. I think its a neat idea to look at a few different style weddings but I would really focus how you can adjust YOUR style for those three brides styles.

For example:

Traditional Bride:  Make sure there is an awesome portrait of the bride, think about classic shots, angles, soft edges

Vintage Bride: Use to editing effects to make it feel vintage.  Do some poses that are “old style”

Modern: Obviously using edgy poses for the girl (leg around her husband, lounging on a bench, etc) and different effects, angles and colors. 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Here is my favorite kind of “style” but I’m not sure how I would classify it.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not sure what “style” I like, but I love photos with fun colors, whether a brightly colored background, or brightly colored clothes, or something in the picture that draws your eyes. No matter the style, those pictures are always my favorite.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@hsearle – me too…

I love photojournalism but my family and fiancé are more into the traditional stuff…photos of sunsets and dramatic poses. ):

Actually trying to decide which photographer to get right now..

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