Style

Gorgeous Wedding Rings

There are two primary approaches to wedding photography that are recognized today: Traditional and Photojournalistic. Traditional wedding photography provides for more classically posed images and a great deal of photographer control and interaction on the day of the wedding. Photojournalistic wedding photography takes its cue from editorial reporting styles and focuses more on candid and images that are not posed with little photographer interaction. These are two extremes and like many of today’s photographers I fall somewhere in the middle.  There will always be a place for those formal photos after a ceremony, but I believe in taking a non-traditional approach to even those.  For the other 95% of your wedding day my photos are a visual narrative that is based on photojournalistic principles.  This style is still being defined, but most refer to is as contemporary wedding photography.

The term contemporary wedding photography is used to describe wedding photography that is not of a traditional nature. The emphasis in contemporary photography is to capture the story and atmosphere from the day, so the viewer has an appreciation of what the wedding was like, rather than a series of pre-determined poses. That visual narrative I spoke of earlier.  However, contemporary wedding photography is more than not taking formal, traditionally posed photographs and involves the use of composition, lighting and timing to capture photographs that have a strong visual appeal.

– Chris