Types Of Photography Styles | Which is Right for Your WEDDING?

– Are you newly engaged and you have no clue how to even start picking the right photographer for you? Today in this four part series, we’re gonna share with you, how to figure that out. And today, I’m gonna share with you, how to determine what type
of shooting style you like. My name is Meredith Ryncarz, and I’m a wedding and a
portrait photographer, and on this channel, we help brides get tips for a
more stress-free wedding day, and photographers to give
a better client experience. Photographers, there’s so many types of photographers out there. And as a bride, I’m sure you
are pulling your hair out trying to figure out what you need to do to pick the right one. Today, I want you just to focus on the type of shooting style, the type of photography that you like. The shooting style is the first thing that you need to consider. There are three types. There is Photojournalistic, Posed, and Hybrid. Photojournalistic means
that your photographer is literally going to
follow throughout the day without instructing or
directing any part of your day. It’s really rare to find
a truly Photojournalistic, a hundred percent
Photojournalistic photographer. Because there are parts
of the day that just, they need to be directed. But if that’s the style that you like, then that is the type of
word you need to look for when you’re searching
for that photographer. Photojournalistic. No direction on the
wedding day whatsoever. The second is Posed. This is a more traditional style, where every part of the day is directed. Everything is posed and manufactured and put in the right place. Every swoop of the dress is perfect. There’s no wrinkles in it and it looks like something that a portrait master would have created. The third style is called Hybrid. It marries the two of the styles, the Photojournalistic and the Posed, really beautifully, in a way that the photographer that is a hybrid of this will step back for
Photojournalistic moments and know not to instruct or mess with the authenticity of the day. When more posed pictures need to happen, they’ll step back in to directing
that portion of the day. Now personally, our favorite
is the Hybrid model, because it allows for the
most authenticity on your day, while still giving you
beautifully directed portraits that feel like they
were naturally composed without being contrived or too fake. So, for the next consideration when trying to determine what type of
style of photography you like, is the Editing Style. Now for each of these we’re
gonna have a picture pop up, so that you can kinda see
a visual representation of what these mean. The first is True To Color. That means that if you picked a lime green dress for your bridesmaids, it is gonna show up as a lime green dress in your wedding pictures. It won’t turn out to be gray,
or purple, or anything else. It’s gonna be true to the colors, the authentic colors of your day. The next is Light and Airy. A Light and Airy
photographer will typically have more brighter whites. There will be less contrast, less detail. So imagine your grandmother’s
lace wedding dress. A Light and Airy photographer will have a beautiful, creamy
background that’s bright, but that lace on your
grandmother’s wedding dress may not be as detailed or
have the light and shadows, the contrast in it that you’d like to see. And that, of course, is
dependent on the style that you, as a bride, really love. The next one is Oversaturated. Now, we talked about that lime green bridesmaid’s dress earlier. But let’s say you picked a sage green bridesmaid’s dress instead, and an Oversaturated style of editing will actually take that sage dress and turn it into lime green instead, making it really, really bright. That’s neither wrong nor right, it’s just a style, and it’s something that
you need to determine whether you like as a bride or not. And the last one is Dark and Moody. A Dark and Moody style
of editing will mean that the shadows are much more pronounced. That there’s a lot more
contrast in the images. And this, of course, can lend itself to a very beautiful edit. But again it goes back
to what is the style of editing that you as
the bride likes to see. The last consideration
that you need to look at when it comes to style of photography is Lighting. Now I’m not gonna get
overly technical here. I want to keep it really simple and easy to understand. And we’re gonna have pictures
to show you up above, so that you can again see
what we’re talking about. So Natural Light photography is a term that gets thrown around a lot. Natural Light photography
just simply means that you’re using the available
light that is around you to create and craft an image. Now the problem with
Natural Light photography, strictly only natural light, is that if it rains on your wedding day, or, if you have a beautiful venue that has no windows to it, a Natural Light photographer
is going to struggle because there is no available good light. And so, the second type of lighting style is Off Camera Flash. Now most wedding photographers are not strictly straight Off Camera Flash. They will use a mixture of both, but when it comes to Off Camera, that means that they’re
gonna be poles set up with lights that flash throughout the day. And you have to decide
if that’s something that you as a bride want to have. The third style is a hybrid style. And that hybrid style simply means that when good, natural,
available light is there that the photographer will use that instead of using Off Camera Flash. Versus, that hybrid photographer will know when there is no available light, or the light is really bad, that they’re gonna be able to go ahead and make that choice, as an artist, to bring in that flash photography, to give you the most
consistent and beautiful images throughout your day. If this has helped you,
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