With the transformation of the trend in wedding photography from the still portraits using conventional film photography to candid photojournalism which captures all events ‘as it is’ naturalistically, contemporary wedding photography is one of the hot topics among the going-to-be couples of today.
Features of Contemporary wedding Photography
Contemporary wedding photography is interesting and remarkable for the fun and the memory that it offers to the couple throughout their lifetime.
One of the aspects of contemporary wedding photography is the drift in taste among people from posed, unnatural photography to the journalistic type where in the photos portray the wedding events as they are. A dramatic story line is also brought in to make it more interesting.
In this case of journalistic photography, the comic frivolity at the wedding and the romantic/subtle interactions between the bride and the groom are captured and documented in the form of digital photographs. Contemporary wedding photography concentrates on capturing the lighter side rather than the personated stills. Of late, photojournalism associated with a logical story line gets itself named as ‘candid photography’.
Amidst the popularity of photojournalism, not all are able to make the smooth transition from transitional stills to reportage photography. People seem to like a mix of both the traditional portraits (that depicts the traditional group photos/posed stills with family and friends) with the journalistic photos for that would give a mix of traditional and trendy style. This mix is popularly termed as fashion/fine shot photography.
In spite of the liking for the contemporary wedding photography that has come up within the last few years, there are a few instances that need posing realistically but unexpectedly. This style of unexpected and natural posing is yet another addition to professional wedding photography of the modern times.
Yet another innovative feature of the contemporary wedding photography is the current trend of having boudoir sessions for both the bride and the groom. This is no longer considered to be indecorous. The boudoir sessions are usually conducted before the wedding and prove to be pretty decent that they are becoming a part and parcel of the contemporary wedding photography.
They aim at getting the bride and groom understand what they have in shelf for the other. These sessions not only make the occasion romantic but also unforgettable for both the bride and groom in particular.
Trash the Dress’ session is yet another item that has become trendy in the arena of contemporary wedding photography. When the bride decides that she is not going to make use of her bridal dress in future, she can decide to wear, wet and dirty it on a day after the wedding Photographs covering this session constitute the ‘Trash the Dress’ photo sessions.
Considering the sea changes that have taken place in the last few years, these wedding photography trends are expected to confront further evolvement and refinement in the days to come.