It is no surprise to anyone that wedding photography is an extremely important part of your wedding day. With top notch photography, you will easily be able to remember your Toronto wedding, as well as everything that happened there, for many years to come. In order to ensure that your wedding photos turn out as amazing as they possibly can, you will need to find an outstanding photographer for the wedding. This, however, is where it can become dicey. In order to find the photographer of your dreams, you will need to understand their style…and this is something that may need a bit of explaining.
In general, you will find three different wedding photography styles mentioned as you research wedding photographers. The first of these is known as the reportage/documentary/photojournalism style. With this type of photographic style, the photographer will do a lot less posing and a lot more candids. Essentially, when you choose a photographer for a wedding who takes pictures in this style, you will better see the flow of the day, the happiness of the crowd and events that you probably wouldn’t otherwise see. This is the most natural style when it comes to wedding photography styles.
The second type of wedding photography styles that you will come across is the traditional type of photography. This style is probably what you think of when you think of wedding photography with groups of people, expertly posed in the wedding location. With most traditional photography, you won’t stray far from the venue and a greater number of photos will be posed and group shots over fun loving candid shots or shots that go outside into the local cityscape or parks, common locations for modern photography.
Speaking of modern, or contemporary wedding photography, this is the third main type of photos you will see offered as you research wedding photographers in Toronto. Contemporary wedding photography will take a small amount of traditional photography and mix it will a bit of reportage photography, all while adding posed shots off site, for example at your favourite park or with the city skyline behind the happy couple. On top of that, contemporary wedding photography will also use a bit of innovation in the form of new angles, unusual poses and often times has an avant-garde feel.
As you research, you will find different photographers offering many things. It is always best to simply ignore the labels and go with the look you find the most stunning. Many photographers, like Cyrus Mir Studio, work hard to bring elements of all three of these styles into the photographs and you will quickly find, if you are like the majority, that a combination of these make the most attractive photos. By taking the time to research the different styles, however, you will know how to recognize the different elements when it comes to your wedding photography. Don’t get hung up on the labels, go with what you think is the most beautiful.