Defining your photography style preference
It can be difficult to put into words a style of photography that you like. After all, photography is a visual concept used to express ourselves when words cannot.
However, understanding a little about different photography styles will help you when it comes to your search for a wedding photographer. Before you begin your search, take a moment to write down a couple of words that you want to describe your wedding day. Here are a couple of examples:
Excited, happy, joyful, loved, fun, relaxed, chill, romantic, wild dance party, intimate, cozy, sophisticated, classic, bright, bold, light, etc.
Once you have your list, circle the three that resonate most. As your looking at photographer’s portfolios, see if you can use those three words to describe most of their photos.
Another way to figure out your style preference is to hop on Pinterest. Start a new board, and then search wedding photography and start pinning! Don’t pin things because the idea in the photo is cute, but rather pin images that you’re drawn to, whether it be the mood, the colors, the feelings, etc. Follow your instincts and pin rapidly without much thought.
When you have a good selection, take a look at the board as a whole. Are the images you pinned all light, happy, and joyful? Or are the images more moody, darker, and romantic? Or perhaps they’re bold, bright, and colorful? Or are they mostly black and white? And how does that make you feel? As you’re looking at photographer’s portfolios, see how their style lines up with the style of photos you’re drawn to most.
When you’re looking at my portfolio, you should see images that are light and airy, beautiful, timeless, and classic. The weddings in my portfolio are typically sophisticated, detailed, and southern and the emotions are heartfelt and happy. If that’s the style you’re looking for, then email me so we can chat!