Finding The Best Wedding Photographer For Your Fairytale Wedding

We all want our weddings to be picture perfect, but what if the wedding is perfect and the pictures aren’t? It takes a lot of work and planning to pull off a memorable wedding and it’s nice to have some beautiful photographs of the cherished event. Photography is so much more involved than aiming a camera and pushing a button – it is an art form with a wide range of skill levels. This is why it is so important to choose the absolute best wedding photographer you can find.

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Start Looking Immediately

With no shortage on weddings, wedding photographers are typically in high demand. This is especially true for someone considered to be the best wedding photographer in the area. It’s essential that you start the search early and don’t delay. It can be beneficial to look into full-service event design companies. These companies often have a wide selection of photographers to choose from as well as easily-accessed photography portfolios. This also helps you get started with wedding preparations more quickly, as you can find a wedding planner, photographer, venue, videographer and more all in the same place.

Choosing The Right Style

When choosing the best wedding photographer for your engagement and wedding, it’s important to get a sense of their shooting style. Most wedding photographers specialize in a particular aesthetic and you need to choose the best wedding photographer that matches what you are looking for.

Engagement Photos

One popular aesthetic photographers use for engagement photos is called illustrative style. This style is a blend of traditional and photojournalistic photography. It focuses on composition, background and professional lighting to capture a combination of posed and candid shots. The bride and groom are encouraged to relax and interact with each other naturally.

Another common style is called ‘natural light.’ Using natural light in photography means that the photos are shot without the aid of professional lighting equipment. The photographer uses the natural light of the outdoors rather than a flash or continuous lighting. These photographers must be able to deal with the challenges of harsh shadows and unpredictable lighting, so it’s important to choose one carefully.

Ceremony/Reception Photos

Your choice of the best wedding photographer will typically shoot one of two ways on your wedding day – portrait style or documentary style. Portrait style is when the photographer sets up ‘classical’ shots where the subjects are posing and stationary.

Documentary style is when the photographer captures the most candid, natural moments of your wedding. They shoot the groom, bride, decor and guests spontaneously, rather than in posed shots. This style depicts the wedding exactly how it happened and tells a story. The subjects are often interacting naturally with each other, unaware of the photo being taken.   

Unconventional Styles

Couples looking for something outside the box should consider a contemporary style or a fine art style. Contemporary photography is an edgier aesthetic that uses tilted angles and unconventional framing. For example, the shots could be taken above or below the subject rather than head on. The images use high contrast and bold colors. This is a good choice for couples who want an ‘artsy, modern’ vibe to their photographs.

Fine art photography is often associated with the ‘fairytale wedding.’ These photographers take artistic license and capture moments from their unique point of view. The photos often have artistic angles, a unique composition and creative lighting that works together to appear dramatic. These photographers often use a lot of post production techniques to make the images more dreamlike or antique-looking.

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Hiring The Best Wedding Photographer

When it comes to your wedding day, you deserve the best wedding photographer out there. Versatile Event Designs is your one stop shop for everything concerned with weddings. Not only do they have amazing photographers ready to bring your wedding to life, but they have photo booths, videographers, DJs, and more. Contact us at Versatile Events to hire a fantastic and experienced wedding photographer for your upcoming ceremony and reception.

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