You need to find a wedding photography Scotland that will allow you to match the vision you have for your wedding photographs. However, there are so many different photographers out there that shoot in a number of different styles that it can be hard sifting through all the different sales pitches and finding the right person to help you.
Even though most of the time a photographer can shoot in various styles, when it comes to wedding photography there are 3 main styles out there now a days. I have decided to lay out these 3 main styles below and discuss them a little bit.
Traditional wedding photography
Whenever a photographer captures the a wedding traditionally is normally means that they are capturing the moments which are considered unforgettable to be unforgettable. Moments such as the rings exchanging, the first kiss as wife and husband, and the cutting of your wedding cake. These are all examples of Traditional, sometimes referred to as Classical wedding photography.
This kind of wedding photography has lasted a very long time, Traditional wedding photography provides a great range of shots of your family together thanks to professional posing and careful lighting. To make ensure that the poses don’t look awkward or posed a true professional photographer that really knows what he's doing will have the ability to work fast and make people feel calm.
These photographs are the ones that parents and grandparents want to see from the photos of the wedding day and can normally be seen on display on the mantelpiece or the wall.
This is also the style that people associate with bossy unpleasant wedding photographers or photographers who take a long time to finish many group shots with the groom and bride having to waste more time in front of a camera than enjoying their wedding day with family and friends.
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Reportage wedding photography
Sometimes known as Photojournalistic wedding photography, reportage, literally means "to report". You normally don't even notice photographs are being taken, because they blends perfectly into the background as he or she takes pictures of events as they take place.
When it comes to the different styles of photography this one is the toughest to master. To skilfully capture a wedding in this style it requires a lot of years of experience and very quick reactions.
This style is totally different from well executed traditional photography, which requires the skill of the photographer to make the photograph appear to be as natural as possible and not posed in any way.
Mainly because of low prices for each photograph that reportage style of photograph depends on, the development of Reportage wedding photography seems to have coincided with the development of digital photography. Sadly, a lot of brand new or unskilled wedding photographers make use of the "shot gun" method, which involves shooting a large number of pictures on the wedding the day hoping that they get a few good images.
A word of caution: A lot of married couples wish they would have had some traditional photographs in their photo album instead of going with a photographer who shoots only in this style. If you decide to go with wedding photography you're depending on the photographer's interpretation of your special day. The first people that normally start complaining about not having enough traditional images inside the photo album are the parents of the married couple.
Contemporary wedding photography
Sometimes known as Avant Garde, contemporary wedding photography can mean a lot of various things to different people. By definition, in order to be contemporary the style is always
changing, which can mean the pictures date fast. The usage of weird camera angles and uncommon ideas are a part of contemporary wedding photography.
With this photography style the personality of the photographer is brought into the photograph more along with the artistic vision or personal style of the person taking the photographs. Even though this photography style might not be as popular, when executed properly the outcome can be
wonderful and your wedding album will be one of a kind.
In professional photography awards most wedding photographers will utilize contemporary styled images, and you'll normally notice this style featured in shiny wedding magazines.
The fact that it doesn't give you a true record of your wedding day is the drawback of this wedding photography style. If your photo albums end up looking like an art exhibition you'll probably be dissatisfied.
Have a look at Scottish Wedding Photographer Martin Ward Photography who seamlessly blends traditional wedding photography which appears natural and comfortable together with the more Avant Garde style to create some amazing, one of a kind wedding photographs.