2 Different Styles of Wedding Photography

Wedding Ceremony
Published April 30th, 2018

As a newly engaged couple, you have many vendors to book for your wedding day and one of the key professionals is the photographer. This might be the first time you’ve ever hired a professional photographer and not sure where to being your search.

Before you begin the search for the photographer that is perfect for you, you need to know that there are few distinct types of photography: photojournalism, fine art, editorial, traditional… I will talk about two defined styles that are very popular and that primarily describe my own photography style:

Fine Art

Focused on creating works of art with each shot, and usually refers to film photography. It’s all about creating visual art, that is authentic, simple and beautiful.

This type of photography requires the photographer to be more deliberate with each shot, in order to create those heirloom portraits that will appreciate in value with each passing year. This is the style of photography that I love when it comes to bride + groom portraits and the details of a wedding.


This style is generally characterized by an unposed and organic way of documenting the day as it unfolds. If you hire a photographer, who specializes in the photojournalistic style of wedding photography, you are most likely to get the most beautiful, emotional photos. Most of the time your photographer will be ‘invisible” so they can allow the beautiful moments happen organically and capture them as they happen. For assistant photographers, I always choose to work with those, who are great at documenting these types of photos, while I am photographing the bride + groom, bridal party, and family portraits. They love receiving these images that helots preserve the most precious memories.