Popular Trends In Wedding Photography | Candid Wedding Photography
Here are some popular wedding photography trends:
Couples want photographers to capture their guests’ reactions and not them taking selfies. As such, we often see that the guests are requested not to use cameras during the wedding ceremony.
In many weddings now, drone usage is strictly regulated, more and more couples ask for drone shots on their wedding day, especially on destination marriages and elopements.
Many couples ask about the possibility of offering a same-day slideshow with images from the photoshoot. In this, the couple ask for a few photos on the same day, that they can put as slideshow and rest are asked to be delivered later.
Long gone are the days when the wedding photography was looking at the camera. These days the couples want candid, fun, original, entertaining images.
To keep the wedding party entertained and add colour to the engagement or your wedding photography, some wedding photographers always bring smoke bombs to the photoshoot.
While in the past wedding couples were fine with posed shots, things have changed. Today’s bride wants candid photography and photojournalism (pure or assisted) becomes mainstream. Here is the secret: 70-80% of photos are candid photographs and rest 20-30% are posed, unlike old times when maximum photographs were posed.
Many professionals will tell you that the brides care more about their wedding gown than her album. There are even couples who never picked up their wedding album once they got their high-resolution images on a USB memory stick. Some brides just don’t care and are satisfied with a few high-resolution candid shots.
The days of formal and traditional weddings have eased with more and more relaxed and informal wedding ceremonies taking place of which we expect to increase. Couples look to celebrate in a more relaxed and sociable way, with the focus on the people and guests and less about the details. This change in styles and a more relaxed feel take us to our first photography point with the growth in documentary photography.
With the high costs and large amounts spent on weddings, couples are more cost aware and look to create and have a beautiful and enjoyable day without costing them a small fortune.Although not a specific photography trend it sets up a change in the wedding industry and the style of weddings couples look to have.
Social media has two sides, as it is used daily and is so popular it can be frustrating to some couples to have photos posted all over social media of the bride and her dress, the happy couple and fun selfies posted up before the day is even over. A popular trend and request is asking guests not to post anything on social media until the day is over.
On the flip side, some couples want to see the photos guests are taking, and actually welcome it and therefore may not be going unplugged, or perhaps want to see all the photos people take from the evening reception. Using social media you could try crafting a wedding hashtag(s) for guests to upload photos to Twitter,Instagram, and other social media platforms. It can help promote the event and helps you experience your wedding through their eyes.
Not quite wedding day photography but more and more prospective grooms-to-be are hiring photographers to document their proposals so that the moment can be captured and relived many times over by the couple, as well as shared with family and friends. This crazy trend is growing quickly in the wedding photography industry and it a great way to relive the moment you go down on one knee and allowing you and your partner to see their reaction while getting some beautiful photos of the moment too.
Stop motion wedding photography are also trending these days. This form of photography takes still photos and animates them, generally in a video set to your choice of music. A series of quick set of 10 to 20 images can be put all together on a wedding album page, and the result is always pretty cool!Stop motion works especially well for a short trailer to put on your Facebook page or to send around in an email to close friends.