Take a deep breath. We know you have a lot on your mind right now, and this is yet another thing you could do without. But, we urge you to take a moment to consider the style you’d like in your wedding photos. In truth, this isn’t an issue all brides think about. In fact, even if you don’t consider it, your photographer will probably have a few style ideas.
The issue with that, of course, is that they don’t know you. It’s likely they’ll only meet the pair of you once or twice before the big day. Can you trust them to capture things the way you want? What’s more, knowing the style you’re after can help you select a photographer to match your needs. If you haven’t given any thought to what you want, how can you even start to make the right choice? You don’t have to spend hours planning this. It should be relatively easy to consider your options. And, to get you off on the right footing, let’s look at three of the most popular wedding photo setups.
The traditional option
If you and your man are going for a traditional wedding, it makes sense to get traditional photographs. You know the style; group portraits of everyone on a lawn with nice backing. One or two pictures of you and your man standing close and smiling into the camera. These options have been prerequisites since before most of us remember. And, there’s a good reason why they’ve stood the test of time. These are an easy but efficient way to capture your day, and everyone you shared it with. If you’re all about keeping it classic, this is a must for you.
A candid shot
Many couples are deciding to stray from tradition, and a lot of them are doing it by opting for candid shots. In many ways, these can be more meaningful because they’re unplanned. What better way to capture a realistic and lasting image of how your day progressed? In fact, many of the most romantic wedding portraits out there are of the candid variety. What’s more, you could get some fantastic shots of your loved ones enjoying themselves this way. The compromise? You will have to accept that this could be a mixed bag. The nature of candid shots is that there’s no telling how they’ll come out. You may get pictures which don’t quite work. But, you can be sure there will be a fair few gems in there if you take this risk.
There’s also plenty of call for more artistic photographs. These are ideal for creative couples who want to frame their wedding shots as prints in the future. These could include anything from soft focus, off-center shots, to pictures of you and your man staring into the distance. Silhouetted options are also popular, and can look stunning when done well. If you fancy getting creative with your capturing, then, this is the one for you.