This blog post is for anyone planning their wedding who has not hired your photographer!
The challenge in wedding photography is the same challenge in wedding planning. Getting everyone on the same page and in the same place. With a theme and a vision in mind it helps the couple planning the wedding and the photography expert to meed in the middle and
And so, let’s get to the point. Here are the biggest wedding photography trends we’ve found in 2021 so far:
Summer Backyard Wedding
There are a few reasons why backyard weddings are taking the industry by storm. The obvious reason is that it has been one of the best ways to adjust during Covid. If you were planning on having a wedding in a more traditional space and you needed to pivot a beautiful backyard wedding is an excellent alternative. Other challenges that may have led to a backyard theme are not being able to get the venue at the top of your list because everyone’s dates have been postponed.
Another reason for the boom of the backyard wedding is the appealing cost. This is by far the most cost-effective and the plan with the most flexible budget. If you want to remove or add something to your backyard wedding plan you could do so much closer to your wedding day than other types of weddings. This amount of flexibility will allow you to be more creative and help with the vision you have for photography. You will be able to redirect funds you would normally spend on not only your photographer but your setting and backdrop such as your wedding arches that are wildly popular right now:
The destination wedding is the other obvious choice for an alternative to a postponed wedding. As many options as you have in your backyard the options for a destination wedding are of course limitless. The thing to remember when preparing your vision when it comes to photography is making sure you do tons of research. If you can find someone who has been to your location that would be extremely helpful. If that’s not an option find as many photos as you possibly can and have a plan ready to visit your preferred shoot locations as soon as you arrive.
What most people don’t realize about destination weddings is that you won’t have as much time to sightsee as you think. If you have a honeymoon in the same location after your wedding party and guests leave then you will have time to explore but before the wedding that will likely not be the case. Your opportunity to plan on site will be very limited. Use Instagram and Tripadvisor as much as possible to see other visitors’ perspectives of the area. This might sound crazy but you may even want to choose your destination at a place where you know others have had a positive experience AND you have access to tons of photos to gain inspiration for your photography.
Hiring a Photographer
*Use a wedding planning app like wedistry.com
Congratulations on your engagement! One of the first things on your list will likely be to hire a wedding photographer. Your photography is important because they will help you to remember this most special day in your life. It’s also so important because they capture the essence of the day. How you were feeling. Weddings bring the rare opportunity to bring family and friends together that may not happen often otherwise. That makes your wedding photos literally golden memories. Don’t miss this opportunity and make sure your photographer takes plenty of photos and video if possible.
Creative Wedding Photography
Your wedding photography is the piece that brings together all of the creativity of your wedding. The areas of creativity are your wedding design, dress, and venue for example. But photography captures all of those elements. That’s why it’s so important that your wedding photography meets your style. What will make your wedding photography beautiful is that it represents you well.
Perhaps the best part about wedding photography is its evergreen potential. You won’t be able to re-use your wedding venue. You will only be able to re-use your dress or tux a few times at most for renewing your vows. But you will share and revisit your wedding photos for the rest of your life.
We hope that we have found this post helpful for your wedding photography plan!
And so, how are you feeling about choosing a photographer for your wedding? Hopefully, after reading this blog post you are feeling a little better!