Ensure your wedding images are ones you’ll be proud to display and happy to cherish. It’s time to discover all the new styles of wedding photography with our top 4 wedding photography trends for 2017.
Wedding photography has come a long way from its posed, stiff portrait-style roots. Now, you can find a photographer whose style suits yours flawlessly, so that not only are your memories beautifully captured, they’re also caught in a way that fits with your aesthetic as a couple.
Like all artists, your professional photographer will be trained in many different styles and techniques. They will beautifully blend a mix of documentary-style photography, natural portraits, candid shots and personal details. You’ll also find the very best wedding photographers will mix wide-angle shots with close-ups and editorial or fine art shots with relaxed, natural images. However most photographers have an individual stylistic approach, which gives them a unique look and sets them apart. For 2017, these are the top 4 wedding photography trends that we're lusting over!
Light-Soaked & Natural.
Look for images that are radiant, timeless and flooded with natural light. Photographers who love light also adore shooting outdoors in the abundant beauty of nature, so you may find they favour garden, country, winery and other alfresco wedding settings. When flicking through their albums, you’ll find their style is fresh yet classic and full of authentic moments, where the bride and groom are simply relaxed, in love and enjoying one another’s company. Images will be clear, vibrant and not overly posed or heavily retouched.
Moody & Dramatic.
Images will be striking, powerful and have a strong sense of grandeur. Photographers who gravitate towards this style are drawn to unique architecture, eye-catching scenery and the beauty of the smallest moments and details. They play with angles, light and shadow, textures and tones to create sensual, multi-layered imagery that would not be out of place hanging on a gallery wall. Images may be altered and retouched in post-production to produce film-like grain, stylish filters and finishes. This style is ideal for those who prefer a more traditional approach.
Location-Centric & Artistic.
Photographers who tend towards this style are often trained in fine art photography, so they tend to be drawn towards the surrounding landscape. The beauty of this style is while it captures the wedding; it also captures the setting, the beauty of the details and the bigger picture as well. Blending a cinematic approach, flawless lighting, skilful timing and artistic talents with an affinity for nature, these photographers produce classically beautiful, utterly exquisite images in a naturally elegant style. Their wide-angle portraits of the couple and close-up detail shots are particularly gasp-worthy and make these photographers ideal for destination weddings and couples who love a touch of the #epic.
Indie & Creative.
For those on the hunt for something a little different, the offbeat creativity of the indie style of photography may be exactly what you need. Combining unique portraiture, documentary-style captures and creative set-ups, this style incorporates elements from blogs, Instagram and vintage-style photography. With a love for all things individual and personal, creative photographers adore tailoring their style to suit your story.