To Pose Or Not To Pose? A Wedding Photographer Dishes The Dirt

In Planning & Tips

Chances are, your wedding photography won???t look much like your granny???s did. Times are changing and wedding photography styles are evolving too. Read on to learn some tips about how a modern bride can look positively radiant in her wedding photos...

Chances are, your wedding photography won’t look much like your granny’s did. Times are changing and wedding photography styles are evolving too. Read on to learn some tips about how a modern bride can look positively radiant in her wedding photos.

Most young girls have dreamt about what their wedding will one day look like, but interestingly in our modern times that daydream image is beginning to evolve. Not long ago, most weddings looked somewhat similar, they all held standard elements: the beautiful blushing bride, the gorgeous cake, the cute flower girl, the white wedding dress and those classic posed photographs taken by the traditional wedding photographer.

Today, things are beginning to change. While tradition is still embraced at weddings, certain elements (photography for one) are being used in new ways. Today’s bride has a choice between two very distinct approaches to photography: traditional or photojournalism.

Saffon claims that at least two thirds of her clients prefer the photojournalistic approach or a combination of traditional and photojournalism. “The beauty is that you can easily have both styles incorporated into your package. The photographer can take those classic posed shots before the ceremony and then blend into the background and take the more candid shots during the events that follow. It’s really win-win.”

If you are getting married and aren’t sure what style of photography best suits your style, meet with a few wedding photographers and view their sample work. You’ll know right away when you see a genre that catches your eye, and in this case it’s best to go with your gut—get the pictures that will make you happy; these keepsakes will be part of your family for generations to come.

This is a guest post from Sugarsnap Studio, an award winning boutique wedding photography company run in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.