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.