A professional photographer is a must-have to capture the beauty of your big day. You might already know exactly what you want from your wedding photographer, or you might still be considering your options.

Whether you’re planning your wedding for next year or beyond, or happy to keep it small and intimate whilst there are still restrictions due to the coronavirus, we wanted to have a look at the different types of wedding photography, from classic traditional styles to reportage photojournalistic-styled photography.

Contemporary Photography

This takes its inspiration from fashion photography, and is also known as creative wedding photography, and does have some formal posed shots, but overall they are more relaxed and the photographer looks for exciting lighting and angles.

The results are often dramatic and stunning, but might not accurately portrait the mood of the day, rather the vision and artistic merits of the photographer.

Traditional Photography

Traditionally styled wedding photography is more known for being more posed and formal, quite conventional and classic. It was the most popular style of wedding photography until digital cameras overtook analogue, and the cost of film no longer factored into the budget.

It is more about posed shots of the couple and the groups, and involves a lot of direction from the photographer, and can take up quite some time from the wedding party. You’ll have beautiful photos, but it may not capture the day as a whole.

Reportage Photography

Also known as documentary or photojournalistic, reportage wedding photography is not a new approach. In the realm of wedding photography, it has been quite in vogue over the past few years. The photographer will document your day, in as unobtrusive a manner as possible, creating a narrative, and the story of your day.

You’ll receive stunning photos and genuine emotion from the day, and usually, the photographer will be happy to take some formal shots too but do check this with your photographer beforehand. 

Whichever type you choose will give you beautiful photographs to keep forever, so have a look at some inspiration and get booking! Contact us today if you need a Dorset wedding photographer for your big day!