Evolution of Wedding Portraits
How do wedding portraits differ today from the time in history when photographs were created? Today, there are a couple of different approaches that are used by photographers in capturing wedding portraits. The two major styles are the traditional and the photojournalist approach. Traditional wedding photography provides for a more classical approach in wedding portraits. The couple is posed by the photographer in a controlled manner in which the couple is posed in a symmetrical style. A Photojournalist approach originates from editorial reporting and is focused more on the wedding couple’s interactions with family members and the guests. There is also another contemporary style which is different from traditional and photojournalist and that style reflects a more fashion based approach in which the pose is inspired by fashion magazines. Usually this style relies on more innovative and dramatic style when it comes to posing and also in post processing. In post processing filters are added and special effects are also added in photo-shop so that the desired effects of the wedding portraits can be conceived through the manipulation of pixels which are usually in a raw format.
Middle Century Wedding Portraits
This wedding portrait, was taken in 1942 and we can clearly see how static the picture and the pose of the wedding couple is in this picture. Wedding portraits of this era were all posed very conservatively. The groom is the only person smiling in this picture and not the bride. One can only imagine why he was the only one smiling. Maybe it is because the bride is not happy? Or was this a planned marriage in which the groom considered himself fortunate to have married the bride ? Many marriages in the early years were planned marriages. Parents would choose who their daughter or son would marry. Through the years, planned marriages has rapidly declined in the U.S. and in some third world countries. Planned marriages are still evident in certain religions as well .
Old Time Wedding Portraits
Wedding portraits have clearly evolved since the invention of the photograph in the early 1800′s. Many did not hire a wedding photographer for their wedding portraits. The photographer in the early days, had big bulky camera’s and they were difficult to transport and were very expensive. Wedding couples would go into a studio to have their pictures taken. They would take their wedding pictures before or after the actual wedding ceremony. People did not start hiring a wedding photographer until the middle 19th century when camera equipment was smaller and less bulky.
The style of wedding portraits has changed since the advent of the photograph in the early 1800′s. Today, anyone can become a wedding photographer. Digital SLR(Single Lens Reflex) cameras are rather inexpensive and not that complicated to operate. A quick reading of the user’s manual and a person can start taking pictures immediately. A middle range SLR camera with an average lens can be purchased for under $1000 Anyone who can hold a camera and click the shutter release can easily take a picture with a modern SLR camera. But what separates the amature from the professional photographer is clearly style, composition, posing techniques, and advanced knowledge of the camera to achieve a creative desired effect.
What will be the style of the future when it comes to wedding pictures ? Since wedding portraiture has steadily combined through the years traditional, photojournalism and fashion, we can see a continuing trend in the years to come. And with the advent of new technologies in digital cameras, maybe we will see wedding portraits in 3D while wearing special glasses someday? Who knows in which direction wedding portraits will ultimately evolve.
Affordable Wedding Photographers
When it comes to being affordable, we at J & M Photography lead the way in having the best prices among the affordable wedding photographer’s. Wedding these days can be very expensive and can leave the wedding couple with a huge debt to pay off after all of the wedding expenses have been paid. Some photographers can charge as little as a couple thousand dollars and up to several thousand dollars to shoot a wedding. We find this amount to be very over inflated.
The bride and groom anticipate their wedding day and finding the most affordable wedding photographer‘s plays an essential role in making the event a truly extraordinary one for the wedding couple. It is very significant to opt for an affordable wedding photographer who is creative, professional, and passionate in capturing the all the key elements of the wedding day. We at J & M Photography are a team of professional photographers that have a profound obsession for attaining inspiring photos.
There are many affordable wedding photographers today, it is imperative to select one who has vast knowledge of photography and has dedicated himself/herself to delivering top notch photos. We at J & M Photography have years of formal education in photography and we are constantly expanding our knowledge in the latest techniques in digital photography.
Cheap Wedding Photographer’s
Every wedding couple is looking for an affordable wedding photographer, however a cheap wedding photographer may not be the best alternative. A cheap wedding photographer may not deliver what he/she promises on that special day. A cheap wedding photographer may not care about the creative aspect of capturing the moments for the wedding couple. Some cheap wedding photographers will in essence shoot the pictures at the same point of view and all the images will appear basically the same as if your neighbor took the pictures with his point and shoot pocket camera. Why pay for a cheap wedding photographer when your neighbor can do it or free?
An Affordable Wedding Photographer is a superior selection.
Lastly when choosing an affordable wedding photographer, the wedding couple should chose an affordable wedding photographer that will initiate a legally binding contract that will protect the wedding couple if the photographer does not convey his/her services. We at J & M Photography, have a three page contract that shields not only the wedding couple, but also the photographer. Why would anyone chose a cheap wedding photographer over an affordable wedding photographer?
Contemporary Wedding Photographer
Like the technology of photography, the practice of wedding photography has been constantly evolving and has grown since the invention of the photograph many years ago. Today, many more weddings are photographed with digital slr(single lens reflex) cameras as the digital convenience provides quick adjustments of lighting and allows creative approaches to be reviewed immediately. There are a couple different approaches to wedding photography that are recognized today: Traditional and photojournalistic. Traditional wedding photography provides for more classically posed images and a vast amount of the photographer controlling the interaction on the couple on the day of the wedding. A Photojournalist style of wedding photography evolved from editorial reporting styles and focuses more on candid images with little photographer intervention . These two styles of photography are extremes and many of today’s photographers will fall somewhere in the middle of these two styles. We at J & M Phototography specialize in today’s trends when it comes to wedding photography. Our wedding photographers have years of experience in shooting weddings and other social events such as Quinceañeras. Our wedding photographers mix in the old fashioned traditional wedding photography whereas the bride and groom are posed in a formal manner with their relatives standing somewhere next to them and we mix in a photojournalistic approach. Our contemporary wedding photographer has in his/her arsenal a combination of the old fashioned traditional wedding poses and today’s photojournalism approach. The wedding photographer‘s creative edge is also intertwined in the combination which creates images that are unique to the couple being married and to the location. J & M’s wedding photographer’s carry special lenses that adds to the creative edge by allowing the wedding photographer to select where the focus of a particular image is placed. In the end, the wedding couple will have a vast array of pictures in which the pictures have been taken from different perspectives and are unique from other weddings. We pride in our wedding photograher’s unique vision and contemporary style. So now is the time to chose our wedding photographer’s over the competition and you will see the difference.
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