Trying to choose a photographer for your wedding, but having trouble sorting through the different styles and definitions? Because photography is such a personal art form, sometimes it’s hard to compare apples to apples. Additionally, trying to narrow down what it is exactly that you like about a particular photographer’s work can require a whole new vocabulary. Our friends at A Practical Wedding posted an article on various photography styles some time ago, and we thought we’d adapt (read: shamelessly borrow) their style categories a bit and give you some of our favorite options in the DFW area. We suggest you read the whole article over on APW first, since we’re only pulling some highlights out here.
Photojournalism – Simple Moments
Stacey Pinkney at Simple Moments Photography is one of those talented photographers who can catch moments, details, and interactions as they happen, rather than spending her time arranging and posing folks in a shot. If you aren’t the kind of person who likes posing, photojournalism is going to be a style you love.
Keywords: Unobtrusive, candid, genuine, honest
Fine Art – Lynn Michelle Photography
Lynn Michelle at Lynn Michelle Photography, like many Fine Art photographers, takes BEAUTIFUL shots. And chances are, if you choose a fine art wedding photographer, your photos will not look like anyone else’s. Fine art photographers know light – how it shapes and perfects the human form – and they utilize everything from flash to beautiful sunlight to make that happen.
Keywords: Artistic, creative, natural light
Epic – Flashbox Photography
Tony Valadez at Flashbox Photography is a master at the epic style. Fabulous lighting, unbelievable backdrops, and out of this world imagery are all earmarks of his work.
Keywords: Editorial, dramatic, composite, modern
Modern Traditional – Amy Karp Photography
Amy at Amy Karp Photography has a timeless, clean, cinematic style that really represents the modern traditional motif. Her posed photos are key to her look, and she does a fabulous job with the editorial details of the day as well.
Key words: Modern, classic, editorial, details
And, of course, we totally agree with APW’s final words: “Do you like the photos and do they make you happy? Do you like the photographer and do they make you happy? Done and done. You can forget about the rest.” Amen.
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