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Understanding Different Wedding Photography and Videography Styles

Popping the question was just the beginning. Now it's time to hit the ground running...nail down a date, pick out your theme and colors, and secure the perfect venue.

How will you capture all of these details as they come together? One of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing a photographer/videographer.

Whether you're looking for traditional wedding pictures or more artistic wedding photos, hiring the right professional and focusing on a style is key.

This wedding photography style guide can help you choose the perfect photography and video style for your big day. Keep reading to learn more and decide which of these styles is your favorite.

Editorial Style Wedding Photography

Are you looking for a style that screams magazine photoshoot?

Editorial-style wedding photography focuses on poses and lighting. The photographer is hands-on and the environment is more controlled than more candid-style photography.

Your edited wedding photos will look like something straight out of Brides magazine.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photography

If you're looking for a more organic wedding portfolio, this documentary-style wedding photography has you covered. The photographer captures more candid moments.

Are you concerned that the pictures might not look as professional? No worries. A skilled photographer will show everything in the best light by choosing the right angles and backgrounds.

These pictures are more fun and spontaneous as opposed to posed shots. The photographer captures the real action and the very special moments.

Lifestyle Wedding Photography

Lifestyle wedding photography blends candid photography with editorial style. The photographer takes candid moments and gives them some direction and styling.

An experienced photographer grabs these moments and helps "set the scene." The result falls somewhere between spontaneity and a staged photoshoot.

Cinematic Video Style

Photographers are finding that this is the most requested wedding video style. The result is a highlight reel of the day's events. The video includes the whole day from getting ready to wedding party photos to the reception and the couples' exit.

Cinematic video style blends a candid wedding video style with styled pictures to capture the feeling of the day. It's the perfect way to share your day via social media.

Classic Video Style

Do you prefer a more traditional-style video of your big day? While some video styles take small clips of moments throughout the day, a classic video will capture the wedding ceremony in a continuous video.

This usually involves multiple cameras, mics, and extra editing and gives you a great memento to cherish for years to come.

Photography Style Guide

Now that you've been able to browse this photography style guide, have you narrowed down your style choice for your upcoming wedding?

If you're looking for Asheville wedding videography and wedding photography, look no further. Nathan Rivers Chesky Photography is your creative photographer/videographer.

Asheville native Nathan Rivers delivers photojournalistic reality captured with a stunning glow. Contact us today to discuss your vision for your big day.


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