A wedding day is one of the most special days in the lives of a couple, their families, and loved ones. Today there is a variety of techniques, specialized equipment, and original concepts for capturing these precious moments. Choose a photography style that is not so trendy that it will instantly date your wedding when you reminisce in years to come.
New York Photographer Danny Weiss says a growing trend he loves being a part of, is for the would-be groom to photograph the proposal. This captures the wonderful but fleeting moment so the couple can relive it later, and share it with their families. A beautiful locale and unique scenery help make this a popular new photo session a must-have.
Social media rules the times, and with it comes a trendy way for the new couple to experience their wedding through the eyes of their guests. Now couples are creating an Instagram hashtag for their guests to upload the photos they take of the day. Apps, such as Artifact Uprising, allow smartphone users to upload their pics and are given the option to create actual hardback printed books, calendars, and more with the photos.
Another hot and trendy way to bring the special day to life is with stop-motion wedding filming. Caroline Winata of Milou and Olin Photography has been working with this method. Caroline says she takes 10 to 20 still frames, animates them, and combines them into short trailer-style videos. This offers a cool and original way to share the event with others.
Lastly, a recently trending idea in wedding photography is to do day-after wedding shoots. This has become a popular request as generally the wedding day itself is so busy, and this allows for photos during the honeymoon to be included in the special memories.
Your wedding day is incredibly special, and you want to know that you have pictures available to look back on years down the road. Unfortunately, hiring a professional wedding photographer is expensive and daunting. In some cases, you hire someone for a reasonably high price, only to find that you don’t like the work that they’ve done. Considering the high price of wedding photography and the lack of expert professionals in this field, more brides and grooms-to-be are choosing to do their own photographs.
If you’ve decided that you’d like to do your own wedding photography, there are a few things you need to know. First and foremost, you need to be using a better quality camera. Taking pictures with a cellphone or point-and-shoot isn’t going to deliver the quality that you want when the day is finished and over. You won’t be able to recapture these moments once the wedding day has passed, so you’ll need to make sure that a great camera is being used. If you know of a friend or relative who has a better camera, such as a DSLR, you can borrow or rent it from them.
Another important note to consider when it comes to doing your own wedding photography is to put someone else in charge of it. It just doesn’t look good for the bride or groom to be taking their own pictures, since you’ll find that you give up on getting shots all throughout the evening. Put someone in charge of the camera who is knowledgeable about taking pictures. It might even be a smart idea to ask the person who owns the DSLR camera to take the pictures for you. Even if you pay them to help out with this, it will still be a lot cheaper than what you’d find with a professional photography company. Once the pictures have been shot, you or your friend can edit them using computer software and have them professionally printed.