Photography Trends and Essential Wedding Photographs

Capturing amazing images that you’ll treasure forever


You’ll treasure your wedding photographs forever, and even if you don’t look at them all the time, when you do, you’ll be reminded about how amazing your wedding was. Your wedding photography will highlight the most memorable moments of your wedding celebration and will tell the story of your day as your album gets passed down through the generations. This article shares suggestions of what images you could ask your photographer to capture, along with current wedding photography trends.


Firstly, when you first meet with your chosen photographer, ensure that you have a great rapport, as you’ll need to communicate well with each other on your wedding day. Both of you as a couple should engage well with your photographer as you’ll most likely have images captured whilst you’re both getting ready separately on the morning of your wedding celebration. Consider having an engagement shoot if you have time, so that you get to know your wedding photographer on more of a 1-2-1 basis.

Secondly, in your initial meeting, discuss the types of images you’d like your wedding photographer to capture throughout your celebration. If your celebration is spread over several days, then will you be having the same photographer throughout? Considering hiring more than one photographer — especially if your preferred choice is not available every day. This could also be a great option if you’d like to have an alternative style of photography captured throughout your day. Research the different styles of wedding photography available before you book anything.

Some photographers taken notes prior to a wedding of what special images the couple would like captured; for example, specific family shots, images with bridesmaids, getting ready for the big moment, the extraordinary modes of transport used, an image of the incredible cake, the lavish wedding reception décor or the moment you become husband and wife. Make sure you take your own list of required images along with you to hand over to your wedding photographer at your initial meeting if your list is long and difficult to remember. And, if you’d like some images taken in black and white, be sure to mention this ahead of time too.


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