When you’re looking for a wedding photographer, there are so many factors that influence your decision, including whether or not you like their photography style.

If you have no idea what that means, don’t worry, thats why I’m here!.

I’ve rounded up and broken down some of the most popular styles that are used to describe a photographer’s style.

I’ll try to keep it short, sweet, and give you some examples of what they are.

It’s important to note that some photographers consider themselves to be a mix of multiple styles, but hopefully this post will give you an idea of what styles fit what you love.


A photojournalistic photographer  will capture your wedding day just as it is, without interfering at all or directing the shots. You will get lots of candid, natural shots, from a completely different perspective than the traditional wedding photographers. Most of the time the photographer will be on the background and you might not even notice that they are there at all!


Fine Art  

Fine Art photographers look for different angles, unusual points of view, reflections and creative compositions, while still capturing the  candid shots and formal portraits. Using lights, scenery, and other objects to truly make you images pieces of art to treasure for years.

Natural Light

Natural light is just as it sounds. The photographers use the available light to create their images. This gives a light and airy look to the shots. If you are considering a natural light style, pay attention to the time of day that you are planning your wedding. As it gets darker, experienced photographers will have the cameras that do well in low light, but if they are still building their portfolio, their gear (and the photographer) may not be prepared for the low light and your images may come out grainy or unfocused.



Traditional photographers are just as it sounds. Traditional. Most of the styles that i’ve mentioned above include some sort of traditional style to them. I tend to do traditional formal images for family shots. The photographer also is more hands on and also acts as a coordinator keeping things going and everybody happy! Of course we like to add a little bit of flair to ours.

There are so many amazing photographers out there to check out. Whittling down which styles you like the most can help you get going on where to start!

I love to mix all of them, especially while working with one of my second photographers. They each bring their own experience and style to add on my style.

If you’d like to learn more about my style, book a free consultation! I would love to talk to you more about your ideal wedding images.




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