Capturing moments flawlessly under pressure is a skill. It comes from years of experience and practice. Below we discuss 8 wedding photography trends you shouldn’t miss!
And this is why established wedding photographers have a stronger market positioning and an endlessly growing clientele.
If you’re new in the field, we have a plan for you to hack the way: master the trends. Keeping yourself well-educated about the ongoing wedding photography trends and intertwining them into your photoshoots will boost your business significantly.
Take the first step right now, and familiarize yourself with the current wedding photography trends that we’ve listed below.
1. Décor Focused Shots
In 2022, people are big on aesthetics. Everyone wants an ambiance their guests remember for a lifetime. And, of course, everyone wants an ambiance that goes viral on the internet.
For a lot of couples, Instagram pictures are a top priority, and they spend tons of money on their wedding to ensure they get what they visualize. You can help them make the most of their investments by capturing aesthetic photographs of the environment and décor. Try including décor in the background or somewhere prominent in the frame when clicking pictures.
2. Enrich with Flowers
For many people, weddings are the only occasion where they exchange flowers with their beloved. It gives you a perfect opportunity to capture rare, valuable moments. Make sure you click plentiful pictures featuring bouquets and flowers that people exchange with one another.
The beauty of flowers makes every frame and every moment captured even more magical. Whether the flowers are in the background or focus, it is a great idea to enrich as many wedding photographs with flowers as possible.
3. Wedding Photo Booth & Props
Recently, props have been adding meaning to wedding shoots. Some props make the shoot more enjoyable, while some props rekindle values and memories.
So, it’s a good idea to arrange a wedding photo booth wherein you provide plentiful props for the couple, as well as guests.
Some of the best wedding props include:
- Handheld banners
- Chalkboard signs
- Smoke bombs
- Fairy lights
- Flower petals
- Backdrops or metal photo prints
When arranging handheld banners, backdrops, or metal photo prints, make sure you customize these to sync with the bride’s and groom’s romantic journey. It’d be great to include images that remind them of their sweet past or the promising future.
Often, we see amateur photographers opting for the cheapest options when it comes to props. Let us tell you, it’s a bad move. The quality of the props shows in the images clearly. So, make an investment once and treat it as your asset. You can repurpose props for different weddings or sell them out.
For example, if you’re opting for metal photo prints, settle for a quality printer like Shiny Prints, and get a beautiful quote printed. You can opt to print the couple’s picture too, but a beautiful quote makes the metal photo print reusable for you. Plus, it adds a deeper meaning to the pictures taken.
4. Documenting the Journey
Documenting the wedding journey is one of the most popular wedding photography trends for the last five years. Instead of clicking staged pictures, it includes candid pictures from different stages of the wedding. These events may range from the preparation of the wedding to the actual event.
5. Candid Firsts
A wedding is a rich event in terms of experience. The couple experience a lot of things for the first time. For example, the sight of your significant other dressed in the most gorgeous outfit.
The look on their face is certainly capture-worthy. Make sure you don’t miss these sweet moments. They set apart ordinary photographers from exceptional photographers.
It’s also a good idea to capture emotions, reactions, and interactions with the guests.
6. Stop-motion Photography
Stop-motion photography adds the dreamy touch to weddings that most couples visualize. We recommend opting for stop-motion photography in pre-wedding or post-wedding shoots, where you can get the bride and groom to pose as n photography as necessary. You can also shoot the proposal in slow-motion.
7. Drone Shots
Drone photography is more popular in real estate or landscapes. However, it’s also becoming a popular wedding photography trend. That’s because it brings about the same effect as stop-motion photography but on a grand scale. It makes weddings appear movie-like and gives beautiful photographs for the couple to cherish.
8. Natural Light
Outdoor shoots are becoming increasingly popular. Hence, it’s a good idea to book aesthetic outdoor venues and capture the couple’s big day there. It could be pre-wedding or post-wedding. If they have their wedding in an open area, you don’t even need to book a venue!
Start preparing and mastering the techniques and ideas given above. They’ll work wonders for your current clients and bring you more creative photography ideas for the future.
We also recommend following leading wedding photographers on their social media (particularly YouTube channels) and forums to stay in tune with the ongoing wedding photography trends.
By Guest blogger: Umair Haider