By Andrea Scarlatelli
While many couples painstakingly decide where and when they will have their wedding, they often don’t consider the way in which they want their wedding to be documented. Fortunately, a new trend is arriving in
“Photojournalism is meant to capture everything from the bride and groom, to the place settings, to the knots tied on the chairs,” says David Wright of David Wright Photography. “The photographer ends up with thousands of images, capturing every detail of the wedding.”
Taking only candid shots of a wedding, however, means that the likelihood of capturing the entire family in one snapshot is very slim. This idea is unacceptable to most couples, which explains why photojournalism is more popular outside of the
“Without a certain amount of posing,” says Wright, “that closeness is gone.”
The latest trend in wedding photography
With the changing trends, couples are now looking to the past for inspiration, opting for the classic romanticism of the 1930s and 1940s. The romantic posing of the happy bride and groom was a glaring omission in the use of photojournalism, and couples are eager to return to this classic image.
This illustrative photography style helps transform an ordinary, posed session into a true fantasy photo shoot.
• Approximately how many weddings do you photograph each year?
• Are you the person who will actually photograph my wedding?
• Do you have a professional studio?
• What type of equipment do you use?
• Do you bring backup equipment with you to weddings?
• Do you have liability insurance?
• Can you take studio portraits?
• What is your payment policy?
• What is your cancellation policy?
So go ahead and research it! Ask your family and friends to look through their wedding albums to get an idea of what styles you do – and don’t – want. Going over what type of photographic style you’d like in advance helps turn a potentially stressful day into the fantasy you’ve always imagined.
Photographs by David Wright Photography