A Picture Perfect Wedding

Weddings are definitely one of the happiest moments in a person’s life. Make sure your pictures reflect that.

Weddings are definitely one of the happiest moments in a person’s life. But, this momentous occasion does not always come as blissful as the event itself. 

Days and even months before the big day, couples usually cram up with the littlest details: the date, the venue, the reception, the caterer, the designer of the gown and suit…

Because of everything that goes on, most couples usually do not pay much attention to one of the crucial things in any wedding: the coverage. But, if you are keen on preserving the memories of your big day, finding a good photographer that suits your style and wishes should be at the top of your list.


What are my options for my wedding?

First things first: sit down with your significant other and talk about what kind of wedding photography you would like to have — and yes, there is more than one.

Most wedding photographers today categorize the types of wedding photography into two: the traditional or classic style and the candid, photojournalistic style.


If you want traditional wedding photos…

You are in luck, as this is still the most common style used by wedding photographers today, as it is considered “timeless” and “safe”. Most albums are shot in this style.

Characterized by classic poses of subjects aware of the camera, this style involves so much control from the photographer because he is in-charge in arranging individual and group shots before, during, and even after the wedding.

Expect typical wedding photos like pre-ceremony pictures, formal shots of the bride and groom posing with bridesmaids and ushers, cake cutting, garter and bouquet toss. This style is ideal if the couple would want to keep portraits of family members for their wedding album.


If you want candid wedding photos…

This style might be best for you if you are not into the overly-controlled, cookie-cutter type of pictures. Although the traditional way is the most popular one, nowadays more couples are using this fresh approach to document their day.

Sourcing style from experience in journalism, the “photojournalist” pays more attention to minute details and candid shots rather than arranged ones. He’s more into eyeing interesting moments and capturing those in his lens to produce a narrative collection of images that tell a story.

Although some traditional poses will be present, expect photos that show true and pure emotions and actions of the bride, groom and all attendees throughout the duration of the wedding.

Now that you have settled on the type of pictures you want to have, make sure that you choose a wedding photographer that can meet all your standards. It is advised that you meet with the photographer beforehand to discuss all the details. Now you can enjoy your day knowing the pictures will be all you’ve hoped they’d be.