Wedding photographer: Journalism or posed?

Wedding photographer: Journalism or posed?

25 November 2010

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Looking for the best wedding photographer

The only thing you want are beautiful pictures of your wedding day. Photos that tell the story of your wedding perfectly and everyone is beautiful (as (s)he is). As a wedding planner, the best tip I can give you is go for a professional wedding photographer. Someone who really made it his profession, already has a good portfolio, works with passion, has the best equipment and specializes in wedding photography. Hiring a professional photographer is a small investment that you enjoy all your life! Do not let the price be leading.

Click & Click

What is also very important is that you feel a click with your wedding photographer. Someone where you feel at ease and who can easily interact with your guests. This will provide a lot of rest on the day itself and it is also great fun.

Journalism or posed?

Taking a short turn, you have two types of photography: Journalism and posed. Posed photography, often gives the more funny pictures, the photographer directs this. The photos are therefore less natural. A journalistic photographer tells the story of the wedding day through the photos. He / she will rarely say that you have to stand in a certain way. Although they often give directions during the photo shoot, however this is minimal and always that it seems and remains as natural as possible. And if something funny happens on the day itself, that journalistic photographer will capture that immediately!

In addition to these types of photography, each wedding photographer also has his own style. It is important to see if this fits with the style of you and your wedding. There are many different types of styles, from traditional, classic, industrial, romantic, fashion to funky, hip, modern, vintage, fine art and refreshing. There is a photographer for every bride and groom.

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What is possible?

In addition to the 'traditional' photo report on your wedding day itself, there are also other possibilities. More and more bridal photographers offer besides their 'standard' package also other nice possibilities.
Here are some nice tips:

  • Pre-wedding reportage / love shoot: Besides that you can get used to your photographer and that there is always a camera around you, you can also take pictures on your favorite spots for which there is no time on the day itself. You can use the photos for a personalized wedding card or for the guestbook.
  • Wedding planning shoot: Your photographer also records all preparations. Think of photographing the site visits of all locations, fitting the wedding dress or the suit, tasting the cake or picking out the flowers. This report also tells the story of your wedding and it is also very nice.
  • Photo booth or party studio: Extra fun for your guests and the best photos at night. A photo booth is a box where you can take photos, just like at the train station before. At the party studio the photographer herself is present who is doing crazy and brings out the best poses from your guests. Props make it complete.
  • Trash the dress / post wedding report: A little after your wedding again a nice photo report with your photographer in your wedding dress. You have all the peace and time and do not have to watch out for the dress or suit to get dirty.

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