With the emergence of affordable mid-range digital cameras several amateur photographers have taken to the wedding photography profession in hopes of tapping into a secondary income. The problem with this is that often these amateur photographers ask for professional pricing $2500 + per package, yet they do not have the resources nor the experience to realize the importance of client relations both before and on the wedding day. Nor do they have the postproduction systems in place for a quick turn around of your prints, albums or enlargements. If they’re not good enough to work in a photography field full time, why are they good enough to shoot your wedding?
One of the most important elements when choosing your wedding photographer is to see their Portfolios. Seeing a website is not enough. You need to make an appointment see the actual printed portfolios and references from your Edmonton Wedding Photographer. Ask to come to the office and view their work. If the photographer would like to “meet at your house” or “meet at the coffee shop” this should immediately raise a red flag. If the Edmonton wedding photographer is in fact a professional they should have an office where you can meet and see their work.
Many Edmonton wedding photographers classify their photography into distinct styles. Our Edmonton wedding photographers at Instant Memories merge traditional and photojournalistic styles to ensure you have a complete coverage of your wedding in terms of style.
In spite of the changes that are constantly evolving in photography, the classic/traditional style is still a perennial favorite because it has broad appeal. Like the little black Chanel dress, classic images will never go out of style. An experienced Edmonton wedding photographer from Instant Memories will realize this and will be more than happy to provide this type of photography to you.
What exactly is the traditional style of photography? Most of the poses are considered classic in nature because the couple is looking straight at the camera and the photographer has staged the photograph. Many couples think that in order for it to be a traditional image the couple must be stiff and rigid but this is not the case at all. In fact, a traditional image is basically when a photographer has control over the scene and is giving direction… many of the “candid photographs” you see at Edmonton bridal shows would be considered traditional photographs because the photographer is directing the scene.
When choosing an Edmonton wedding photographer who specializes in this style, make sure to look at the overall image, does the bride and groom look relaxed and comfortable? Our Edmonton wedding photographers at Instant Memories are experienced and skilled in working with the general public, always providing creative poses, and most of all, making it fun.
In short, the classic style of photography is a necessity to tell the story of your wedding, what good are several of wide-angle images when we can’t actually see who you are? And an Edmonton wedding photographer from Instant Memories will ensure you have these images.
This style of photography is becoming more popular. But what does it mean exactly? Many couples choose this because they simply want to shun the traditional. Many Edmonton wedding photographers explain it as “real life photography”, which it is to a point. At Instant Memories we choose to call it “storytelling”. The photojournalistic style we employ is designed to aid in the storytelling process.
For example, instead of directing the scene or the couple, our Edmonton wedding photographers will fade into the background, capturing the parts of the action as it unfolds. This style of photography makes for some exciting, touching, surprising, unexpected moments to be captured.
The photojournalistic photography style coupled with the traditional style will ensure that at we will capture your wedding and tell the story the way it was meant to be told.
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