Choosing A Photographer That Matches Your Style


Why Photographers are important?

I always tell photographers “I feel like you have the hardest job”. I say that because photographers get one shot (pun intended) to get the best photo for the bride and groom. These are the lasting memories after the wedding, and for the rest of their lives. Their children, and their children’s, children will look back at these photos. No pressure there. With that said, it is just as important for the bride and groom to make sure they pick the best photographer that fits the couple’s style.

Some photographers focus on spontaneous moments. Others may capture posed pictures. Which do you prefer? Couples should do research or pay attention to the photos that capture their attention. Here are a couple of styles of photography to help you describe your style:

Moody & Dark

Photographer:  Alex Wisted Photography

Moody & Dark: This style is edited in a way that is dramatic and bold. Usually in darker rich tones. This style is more for the couple looking for the artistic side of their wedding day with different prespective. 


P hotographer:  Matt Yung Photography

Traditional/Classic:  Crisp photography style. Typically posed and family style photography. This type of couple enjoys the traditional family photos. There would preferably be a shot list for the photographer to ensure they capture. Traditionalist appreciate the formality and structure of the shots.


Light & Airy

Photographer:  Hannah Forsburg

Photographer: Hannah Forsburg

Light & Airy: Photographer uses natural light. Images are bright. Subjects are usually outdoors or close to a window for natural lighting sources.


High Fashion/Editorial

Photographer:  MoFliks Photography

Photographer: MoFliks Photography


High Fashion/Editorial: This photography style may be for the bride and groom that want to show the intricate details of their wedding through clothing. Photos may highlight bridal gowns, tuxes, accessories, etc. Brides and grooms are displayed as high end fashion models, similar to styled shoots.


Other Photography Styles

PhotoJournalism:/ Lifestyle: For those who love candid shots and the little moments. This type of photography style captures the little one trying on the bride’s necklace or grandma’s tears.



When hunting for a photographer for my couples, I first ask, send me some of your favorite shots! These shots help me understand the couple’s photography style so we can find a photographer that matches the vision.

Hopefully these tips send you on your way to finding the photographer of your dreams.


Happy Planning!