Marriage is a very important stage in our lives, be it for the couple that is getting married or the two families that are merging as one. The memories that are created on that day are etched into the minds of everyone that is in attendance, especially the couple. This however does not last very long and it is likely that even after a few months the good memories and all the fun that the people had on that day will start to fade and remembering this may become very difficult. This is where the concept of wedding photography comes in. this is a way to make sure that the special moments in the wedding are cherished and remembered forever and that they may be kept alive for a long time rather than just wither away into nothingness.
For weddding photographers, they have process that most of them follow so that they can be able to capture the whole scenario from the start to the finish. It usually takes place before the marriage itself for the portrait display, announcement of the wedding or the thank-you cards, during the actual wedding ceremony, and finally during the wedding reception which is the wedding breakfast.
Wedding photography can be approached in various ways depending on the preference of the couple that is getting married or according to the style of photography that the photography the photographer has. The two major approaches that a wedding photographer takes are the traditional and the photojournalistic approaches, both of which are very different in their designs and photograph concepts. The traditional one obviously will have a more classic feel to it with classic posed images with a contemporary aspect to it while the photojournalistic one will be more for the editorial reporting style and it will consist of more candid images and less of the photographer’s interaction in the images.
There is a blend however between the two concepts and this is where a wedding photographer would like to hang around; this is the fashion-based concept in which the two ways of traditional as well as photojournalistic photography are combined; it is a combination of the candid images with posed images. It is a concept that is thought out to be very innovative and dramatic with the post-processing of the images.
Wedding photography is mostly where most photographers begin their career because it is a very open sector and the pay is usually good. It is a stepping stone if you will for the wedding photographer that is involved as well as those people that are getting married.