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Photography Styles

Photojournalistic

Photographs that are generally taken from a distance so the subject is unaware and does not pose. Photographers unobtrusively document the day while capturing more natural emotion than formal shots.

Formal

Classic, posed portraiture that is usually agreed on beforehand, such as shots of the entire bridal party, the bride with her parents, the groom with his parents, etc.

Editorial

A blend of both formal and photojournalistic shots.

Fine art

Photographs whose focus is not so much on documentation of the event, but the artistry of the finished product. Photographers use creative angles, lighting, and composition in addition to special postproduction effects to create photographic artwork from the day.

High Fashion

Similar to commercial fashion photography displayed in magazines, this style utilizes creative poses, lighting, and backdrops to capture beautiful shots of the bride in her amazing gown.

Photo Sessions

Engagement Session

An engagement portrait session is a great chance for camera shy brides and grooms to practice their poses before the big day. It is also an opportunity to see your photographer in action. You may already know you like your photographer’s style, but it is just as important that you feel comfortable and interact well with your photographer.

These photos mark the beginning of a very momentous time in your relationship – and a cute shot of the two of your for the newspaper announcement is a must! Book your portrait session four to five months ahead of the wedding so you have plenty of time to submit photos to your local newspaper.

Boudoir Photography

See yourself as the beautiful, confident and sexy woman your husband-to-be first fell in love with! Enjoy the pampering of a professional make-up artist as your professional boudoir photographer creates a comfortable and fun atmosphere for your own private photo shoot. A photographer will artistically capture your personality in an exciting, new way. Your new husband will love this beautifully intimate and personal gift on your wedding day or first anniversary.

Trash the Dress

As brides stray ever further from the traditional wedding format, they are looking for new and creative ideas to keep their weddings fresh and unique. At the forefront of this quest for originality is the Trash the Dress campaign. Originating in Las Vegas and quickly spreading across the country, Trash the Dress photographers shoot brides dressed in their wedding gowns in settings that are anything but elegant. Brides have often expressed frustration that they spend so much money on a beautiful gown and can never wear it again. This is their way of rebelling against the controlled formality of the wedding and turning the dress into an event of its own.

A Trash the Dress photo session is usually within a month of the wedding. You can wreak havoc on your gown during a photo shoot by getting it wet, dirty, cutting it up and even burning it. You are able to create absolutey beautiful imagery while doing fun things you could not possibly do on your wedding day.