Several commercial and fashion photographers have taken to wedding photography in the past few years because the client expectations have allowed them to express themselves creatively. Several of our photographers at Instant Memories have fallen into this category.
One wedding photographer in Alberta from Instant Memories explained it this way: ”Clients love to see great fashion style images at the Bridal Shows, the post-processed, over-saturated look brings the clients in the door. But it’s the semi-traditional portrait photographs that the clients end up enlarging. So the photographer now has to express themselves creatively yet still needs to realize the importance of the traditional portrait.”
1. Photographer Freedom: In the past a wedding photographer from Alberta was hard lined into shooting a traditional style wedding. However, clients are now expecting some fun and fashion inspired photographs. This allows the photographer to have fun while shooting, ensuring you get the most from him or her.
2. Guest Freedom: An experienced wedding photographer in Alberta knows the ebbs and flows of a wedding day if they’ve done enough of them. They know when the “good shots” are likely to take place, where, involving whom, etc. Because of the acceptance of the photojournalistic style we are now allowed to work in a more candid approach at the reception to ensure we get the real feeling of your wedding.
3. Capture What’s Real: Any wedding photographer in Alberta would be thrilled to take artistic photographs of a wedding because they capture all that is real about they day. However, if we do not use some posed techniques you will be disappointed in your photographs. To ensure we capture the images we need, the photographer will have to work within some parameters. Even at your wedding, grooms do not typically lean up against a stone wall while his bride passionately gazes into his eyes. Images like these need to be set up by your wedding photographer.
With artistic photography the photographer is free to use a wide variety of lenses and get rid of the tripod allowing him or her to capture moments in time that will bring a tear, a howl of laughter or a lump of combined sadness and joy to the chest.
This is what real photography does – it inspires emotion. Artistic photography combined with traditional methods allows this to unfold naturally.