Wedding photography is an important aspect to any wedding. It involves the taking of pictures before the wedding day eg for invitation cards and other displays as well as during the wedding event. It has come a long way, having evolved over the years. These days, wedding photos are a big deal, and are taken with utmost precision, hiring the best of the best to do it. In some events, they even have a whole segment in the wedding program for photo shooting.
Long ago, photo shooting was not that common. The couple would not have their photos taken in the wedding attire or on their wedding day. Only a few shots would be taken, days after the ceremony, in ordinary wear, usually after the honeymoon. There are four major types of photography in wedding. A modern wedding usually has some of all the categories stated below:
1. Indoor photography – This happens inside the church (or other religious building) or in certain indoor venue. The wedding ceremony and even reception may happen indoors and photos be taken as the ceremony goes on.
2. Outdoor photography – This is most common and happens in an outdoor location. It wishes to take advantage of the beauty of nature and blend it with the beauty of the married couple and the bridal party. Locations commonly used are a park or the beach. A photo shoot in the wedding program mostly dictates a photo Shoot of the bridal party in a predetermined outdoor venue away from the guests.
3. Posed shots – These are photos taken from the married couple as the ceremony goes on. They are required to pose at certain junctures and photos are taken. A good example is like when they are giving each other a bite of the wedding cake.
4. Candid shots – Also known as photojournalistic photos, they aim at bringing out the real feel of the day. There is no prompting to smile or sit back. Photos captured include the couple's, the bridal party's, and even the guest's, to show the emotions throughout the wedding. They are taken when one is off guard and unaware. A perfect example is during wedding dances.
5. Studio shots – Most of the times, this requires the couple only to go take photos in a photographic studio. It may take place before or after the wedding ceremony. It is also a common option in engagement celebrations.