You might be wondering how to hire a professional photographer. You may have never done so before and it's an unfamiliar process for many couples! That's why I've put together this guide on what you need, including tips about your style preferences which could help us get the most out of our sessions together without wasting any time or money along the way
A wedding is one of those events that people dream about having since they're little kids... but if
you're overwhelmed with all the choices, but don't worry! You can find a photographer that will be just right for you.
But first, let's talk about some of the terms we use to define styles in wedding photography! I'll start with my own and then move onto others.
Photojournalism wedding photography
I have always loved the idea of being able to tell a story through pictures. As I got more into photography, it didn't take long for me to realize that this is what photojournalistic style shooting was all about! It captures moments just as they happen - no retakes or edits needed because capturing these raw emotions has been my goal since day one with portraits in college.
I love how different characters come out when you allow yourself an entire session on set; there are so many combinations possible depending on your vibe during each shoot.
I want to be as invisible in the photo shoot so that my clients can enjoy their special day without being distracted. They always say it's one of their most cherished memories because I captured everything organically, with feeling and sincerity which helps preserve these moments for years down the line.
Couples love the way this style of photography helps them to preserve their memories. Nothing beats flipping through your photo album and sharing "Remember when ..." stories from your wedding, or capturing those shots quite as well with a beautifully shot documentary-style shoot!
Fine art wedding photography
In the old days, people who shot film were referred to as a "photographer." Nowadays you might see them called fine art photographers if their work stands out from other types of photography. But there is one thing all these different kinds have in common: They are about creating visual art -- something aesthetically beautiful and impactful for your wedding day!
The fine art style is the perfect way to capture beautiful details and emotions. I find myself drawing on it when shooting a wedding, like during portraits with bride & groom or in-depth coverage of one specific moment that stands out for me deeply among all others at this special event.
This is the perfect time to be really intentional about creating artistic beauty without fear of missing out on any candid moments.
There are many different styles in photography, and I'm not just talking about the aesthetic preferences of each photographer. For example there's fine art photos that lean towards dark moody vibes while some people like to produce bright airy shots with lots of positive visual energy; these two examples may fall into very different categories but both still contain an element similar enough for them to be considered "fine arts."
Traditional wedding photography
In today's world of weddings, it seems that traditional wedding photography has become a thing of the past. Think about how your grandparents' marriage was captured for posterity in an album full of formal posed shots! Traditional photographers are less likely to work from a shot list and will have signature poses or photos appear throughout every client's big day without fail - think back to those classic images you remember seeing as kids...
In this fast paced digital age however there is more flexibility when working with clients who want some creativity added into their picturesque moments rather than being stuck behind one specific style over another.
Editorial wedding photography
Creating images that are meant to be viewed in black and white, editorial wedding photography is the sibling of fine art. The style tends towards more edgy or sexy shots with professional models similar to what you see on magazine covers - these are not just pretty faces but creations made for viewing by all sorts of people!
Speaking of weddings, I know you're probably thinking about how to find your dream photographer. But before embarking on this search- ask yourselves: what type of photography do we like? Or better yet - does anyone in the wedding party have an opinion and would they be willing to share it with me so that we can all agree or disagree together! This will help narrow down our options faster than ever before because someone's preferences may be different from everyone else’s (and not just due to personal taste).
Focusing less time spent looking through portfolios means more quality time spent considering which photographer is right.
Start planning your wedding the minute you start thinking about it! I know that sounds scary, but don't worry. If there are some things on a timeline to work from then we can get started right away and discuss all aspects of what will make this day perfect for both bride or groom (or both!).
I think one thing people should consider early in their plan-making process might be how much time they have available before everything else comes crashing down around them - because if not enough hours exist each week then other plans must take priority over weddings which could cause conflict later when schedules change due.
Sean Gallery Photography | NYC Wedding Photographer
1123 Broadway, New York, NY 10010
Bay Ridge, NY
Bay Ridge is a picturesque residential neighborhood in the southwest corner of New York City's borough Brooklyn. It lies on an exposed peninsula, bordered by Sunset Park to north and Dyker Heights across from it eastwardly while being limited largely at its southern tip where Fort Hamilton Army Base sits along with Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge stretching further southwards towards Long island Sound.
The Victorian Gothic revival style Bay Ridge was formerly the westernmost portion of New Utrecht. It's home to two smaller villages: Yellow Hook, which got its name due an unfortunate event that occurred there during a time when people were afraid of yellow fever and thus changed it from "yellow" into something else like how we would say "edge."
Bay Ridge is a residential neighborhood that was once primarily rural in nature, but thanks to its proximity and connection with the New York City Subway's Fourth Avenue Line (present-day R train) going back as far at 1916; it has been transformed into one of Brooklyn’s most popular areas today.
Bay Ridge is a diverse neighborhood in Brooklyn that has seen its share of change. Prior to the early 1970s, this area was dominated by Norwegian settlers but with immigration from other countries like Italy and Greece coming into prevalence since then Bay Ridges' population composition seems more or less static today - despite being home not only for many Irish people as well.
Bay Ridge, NY
Get on Belt Pkwy/Leif Ericson Dr/Shore Pkwy
7 min (1.2 mi)
Take I-278 E and I-478 N to NY-9A N/West St in Manhattan. Exit from I-478 N
10 min (5.2 mi)
Continue on NY-9A N/West St. Take 6th Ave to Broadway
18 min (3.4 mi)
New York, NY 10010
Local Zip Codes for Bay Ridge NY: 11209, 11220.