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Discover Your Wedding Photography Style

Wedding Photography

Every perfect detail of this once in a lifetime experience is carefully planned. Finding the right style of wedding photography to capture the magic requires a little planning too. You might choose dummy tiers to achieve a six tier cake, but there is no way to fake your wedding photography. Let’s explore the style of wedding photography to find yours.

The Shoot and The Edit

The shoot and the edit are not the same. And you need to know the difference. You might love the vintage look of a photograph that appears slightly washed out with a focus on blues, greens, reds and yellows. The dramatic effect is all in the post editing style. You can edit images to match the editing style you love, but how the images are captured in the moment is the result of the style of the shoot. Let’s explore shooting style.

Classic Wedding Photography

Classic wedding photography fills old photo albums. Traditional shots create the timeless family portraits with the bride and groom next to their parents, close family and friends. These formal images reflect a true reality of the moment that is usually influenced by creative components. These intentional and posed images always have a purpose. Regardless of the style you choose. You should always include classic photography in the mix.

Wedding Photography
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Journalistic Style

Imagine all of the candid moments that will be full of emotion, such as reactions to the bride walking down the aisle, heartfelt speeches and the best man’s toast. Journalistic wedding photography captures those moments with perfect timing and perfect angles. This documentary style utilizes the wedding day timeline to cover the wedding day like a news story as it unfolds.

Editorial Wedding Photography

Editorial style hangs on the opposite end of the spectrum as journalistic. This rare style of photography captures moments in images that are worthy of a magazine cover. Only an experienced fashion photographer can blend this style flawlessly. If you want the cover images, you need to find a photographer with fashion photography experience.

Dramatic Wedding Photography

Dramatic wedding photography feels moody. It possess bold shadows, dramatic backgrounds and strong lines that are created with lighting and effects. It requires the mastery of off-camera flash and the ability to work with light. Images might appear dark or bright. The abstract component requires mastery of lighting and shutter speed. Sometimes the photographer is exposing for the background by underexposing or overexposing the ambient light, depending on the objective. Black and white images are a form of dramatic wedding photography. It is important to note that black and white images are a result of editing, not necessarily about the shoot.

Fine Art Wedding Photography

Fine art is light and airy. It utilizes an artistic approach to visually narrate your wedding story. Every shot is captured with intention, rather than just carelessly shooting everything in the viewfinder. It requires constant decisions about lightning, the image and the background. This requires precision and a vision for the end result. Images are sophisticated, refined and elegant. This style requires an artist.

Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Write your wedding story at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa and capture the moments with Crystal Ballroom wedding photography vendors. Meet inside of the design studio with master designers to develop your theme and choose your flowers and décor. Crystal Ballroom stages your event with exclusive designs from ceremony space to the reception ballroom. All of the furnishings, décor and banquet staff services are included in the creation of your fairy tale. Plan your entire event in a ballroom designed just for you. Utilize the free concierge service to help you build your extraordinary vendor team. Crystal Ballroom makes planning the dream wedding possible.


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Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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