Easy to Understand Wedding Photo Style Guide

If you are newly engaged I know that you are full-speed ahead in your head with wedding plans. Use this EASY TO UNDERSTAND WEDDING PHOTO STYLE GUIDE to make the process a little more enjoyable.

It can be very overwhelming when planning one of the most special days of your life. This is not a time for stress. Creating a day that fuses two families and begins your life together as husband and wife can become very hectic and miserable if you have too much on your plate.

My goal is to help you stress less, smile more, and enjoy every step of the wedding planning process. Figuring out your wedding style should be one of your first goals in planning. Once you know your style, then everything else will have to fall into place, making it easier to say no to the things that don’t fit or are unnecessary.

When choosing and shopping for your wedding day photographer, there are many things you’ll want to know, pricing, travel fees, experience, portfolio, and photo style. If you can find a wedding photographer that is fluent and experienced shooting weddings in the style you prefer, it will make booking with them and connecting that much easier.

This is an easy to understand guide for you to decide which wedding photo style you prefer for your wedding. The great thing about your wedding is that it’s YOUR wedding. You do not have to stick with tradition if you don’t want. You don’t have to do what your mother or Mother-in-law wants. And you don’t have to choose just one style. I love delivering a wedding album with a mix of bright and airy photos, as well as some dark and moody shots with a photojournalistic feel. You choose what you like and find a photographer that can deliver it to you.

Bright and Airy- Brighter photos with a focus on light. Higher brightness and low use of shadows. Lush bright greens, muted tones.

Classic- Crisp clean photos with little to no editing of color or grain.  Natural coloring and mostly posed style.

Dark and Moody- Lots of use of shadows and natural lighting. Brings out the emotions in the scene.  Dark greens and color tones. Also uses black and white photography.

Documentary- Forms a story about a specific subject or event. Natural shots of particular person during event to show that person’s journey.

Fashion- Highly posed. Focuses on postures, visually striking, location, lighting, makeup, clothing and expression.

Photojournalism-Candid, raw moments of subject. Not focused on posed subjects.

Portrait- includes Bokeh style where the focus is on the subject. People focused with attention to the face and eyes.  The background is unimportant.

There are dozens of photography styles. These are the most common used ones in Wedding Photography. Consider these styles and make your wedding planning experience a fun and joyful one.

With Love.