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Wedding Photography & Videography Styles

Pick the Right Style for Your Wedding

Which Wedding Photography & Videography Style Fits Your Personality?

Choosing the right wedding photographer and wedding videographer for your special day is extremely important.  So where do you begin selecting the wedding photographer and videographer that is perfectly you? Before you begin interviewing potential wedding vendors, it is recommended that you and your fiance discuss what is important to each of you.

Wedding Photography & Videography styles


A wedding photographer or videographer that specializes in photojournalist wedding photos and videos will not showcase many posed photos in their wedding galleries, instead showing more candid or spontaneous pictures of your wedding day. While you are likely to get great images of details and locations, you won’t receive as many, or possibly any, set up shots. When looking at a photojournalists work, it is a good idea to see a full wedding album to see how these images are used to tell a story. If family formals or portraits are high in your wish list, you’ll want to ask how these will be captured.


A traditional wedding photographer or videographer will provide you with well lit, classic wedding portraits. The majority of their work will feature posed images of the couple and their families. The traditional photographer may capture fewer wedding day details, focusing more on traditional images of the people at your wedding day. Traditional wedding photography and wedding videography will also provide fewer candid moments.


Artistic photography and videography will often showcase images shot from unique angles, composed with tilted frames or objects in focus while others are not. Artistic shooters will often use lighting to create drama in their images. Often an artistic shooter will concentrate on the unique elements of hour day, and not document the family affair that your wedding day is, in the process of creating fine art. This style often requires a significant amount of post production to create the final image so its important to make sure those services are included.


Stylized wedding photography and videography blends the storytelling elements of photojournalism with elements of traditional photography and videography. Images often have an artistic nature, using blurred backgrounds, different levels of focus and a variety of angles. The stylized shooter will create the environment for your natural emotion and personalities to be reflected and provide coaching to look your best without creating overdosed photographs. Many couples prefer a stylized approach.

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Selecting Your Photographer and/or Videographer


The visual nature of this service can make it easier to research in advance than some other wedding services, such as a baker or florist. Before meeting with photographers and videographers, you may find it helpful to read reviews from other brides. WeddingWire and the Knot can provide a great source for reviews. Talk with recently married friends about their experience with wedding vendors. Social media sites such as Facebook and Pinterest can give you an insight into recent work from potential photographers and videographers.

The Interview

You’ll want to ask questions of potential wedding photographers and wedding videographers, but they should also ask questions of you. Showing an interest in your venue, wedding vision and style shows that they want to understand your unique needs and be sure they can meet them. You should also have the opportunity to see samples of wedding albums, wedding videos, fine art products or other items you are considering for your wedding day. Be sure to see and review all contracts when placing a deposit for services.

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