When looking for your wedding photographer you maybe draw to a certain style of photography whether you know it or not. It’s important when choosing your photographer that you make sure this style is going to fit with your wedding and they will be able to deliver the types of images you’re wanting this is SO SO important. I don’t think I can stress this enough. This is because if there’s miscommunication between the type of images you’re expecting and the images you’re delivered. You’re not only going to be so upset but the photographer is also going to be so disappointed as well.
I can only speak for myself but I know I spend so much time perfecting each photo hoping that you love them as much as I do and when you don’t honestly it’s pretty devastating. We want you to cherish these photos and so it’s essential that you ask ALL of the questions and that you also look at a photographer’s most recent work to see if their style is what you’re looking for.
Your wedding photography is of the utmost importance and it’s vital to know what you do and don’t like. I would say there are 4 main editing styles of wedding photography. Everything else kind fits in between or is maybe a mixture of a couple of different styles. I personally would call my editing style true color/warm. If you’re feeling confused or just literally have no idea what I’m talking about check out some of the other photography sites I’ve linked below.
I would also recommend when you are chatting with potential photographer ask to see a recent wedding or a wedding that will have similar lighting to your so that you can get a feel for how your wedding images will look.
Bright and Airy
A lot of fine art photographers would probably call their style bright and airy. These photographer typically prefer true white, bright, higher exposed images, with brighter greens and pinks. I would call this a more classic or traditional style of photography. It’s very popular because it’s so timeless and appears effortless.
True to Color
This means exactly what it means. All of the colors in the images are true to color, the same colors they were in person. These images just enhance all of the natural colors that this world provides. Leveling up the world’s natural beauty.
Some photographers that shoot true to color are Maddie Mae, Amber, and Tori of Adventure Instead.
I personally really love warm images and sometimes I have to remind myself to tone it down and keep it more natural because natural colors are timeless. But, warm images typically have a more golden feel with yellow or orange undertones.
Dark and Moody
Wedding photography that is dark and moody typically has color that is a little more desaturated. When you’re looking at the image the don’t appear as bright typically the white are a little dark and black is straight black.
Hopefully looking at some these other photographer’s site will give you an idea of what I mean. I couldn’t edit in some of these styles even if I tried and believe me I tried.
As always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!
Hi I'm Torez, a die-hard romantic and San Francisco-based wedding photographer with years of experience capturing love stories against the backdrop of our charming city. From intimate City Hall ceremonies to epic coastal elopements, I've seen and photographed it all. I know the ins and outs of navigating wedding planning in San Francisco like the back of my hand - from selecting the perfect location that aligns with your love story, to creating the dreamiest wedding timeline that lets you enjoy your day to the fullest. And guess what? I'm sharing all of that expertise right here with you.