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San Francisco Wedding Photography by IQphoto

When you choose your wedding photographer, you're not just buying a service, you're investing in memories. That's why you should seek a talented individual whose style fits your personal vision of the wedding day.

The following information will help you understand the wide range of photography options, making it easier to find the right one for you. We have put together several examples, representing the range of styles and approaches used today. A basic understanding of these styles will save you plenty of time when it comes to choosing your wedding photographer.

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Traditional Style:

The history of wedding photography starts with traditional approach. This is the timeless style that you've probably seen time and time again offered by local and international photographers. The hallmark of this style is carefully posed photographs of the key moments. Benefits: The traditional photographers usually use a planned "shot list", which means you'll get all the important images. Drawbacks: The photographer virtually becomes a "wedding official," directing the wedding party and guests according to a pre-planned list. This approach is very time consuming, and as a result, the bride and groom end up spending less time with their guests. The wedding album look is attractive, yet predictable. We recommend to those couples who value posed photographs of their family and friends but prefer to see emotions and some action to rent photo booth. This allows guests to be themselves behind the curtain and results in hundreds of posed yet real photographs.

 

Photojournalistic Style:

Contemporary style also known as photo reportage and documentary approach, photojournalism has become a very popular style, used by many best wedding photographers, features a series of candid photos covering the entire day. Benefits: wedding photojournalism gives you a series of unique images aimed to "tell the story" of your wedding day. Drawbacks: There is no pre-planned "shot list," only the photographer's instincts; images are unpredictable. Low levels of available light may cause some pictures to look grainy. The couple may regret the absence of traditional, posed portraits in their album.

 

Editorial Style:

The editorial style photographers place the subjects in certain settings to take advantage of good lighting or backgrounds. Then, once the scene is set, the couple and their party are free to be themselves, and this results in a more spontaneous feel. Unlike the photojournalistic style, editorial photography takes advantage of the photographer's artistic judgment rather than capturing a series of moments. This style often used by the engagement photographers. However, when it comes to capturing decisive moments, this style can not be used.

 

Sample slideshows of weddings photographed from 2005 - 2012 at:

Villa Montalvo, Kohl Mansion, Palmdale Estates, Dunsmuir Estates, Gamble Gardens, St. Ignatius Church, Casa de la Vista, Culinary Institute of America, Temple Emanu-El, Embassy Suites, Maison du Lac, Stanford Memorial, Ralston Hall, St. Joseph Cathedral, Ruby Hill Golf Club, Harvest Inn, Chaminade Hotel, Listings, Boundary Oak Golf Club, Our Address: 1941 Noriega St, CA 94122, San Francisco, Jewish Wedding Photography, Clos La Chance Winery, Cypress Hotel, Persian Wedding, Japanese Tea Gardens, San Jose Fairmont (Indian), Hayes Mansion, Grace Cathedral, Auberge du Soleil, Nestldown, Wente Vineyards, Dreams Tulum, Viansa, Cornerstone Gardens, Los Altos History Museum, Mountain Terrace, Nestldown II, V. Sattui Winery, Pasadera Country Club, Casa Real, Fairmont SF, The Galleria SF, Saratoga Country Club, Mission Ranch, Clift Hotel SF, White Oak Winery in Napa, Silicon Valley Capital Club, Stonetree Golf Club, Palmdale Estates II, Hans Fahden, Crystal Springs Golf Club, Allied Arts Guild, Palace Hotel, Calistoga Ranch, Solage, Muir Woods, How to get married at San Francisco City Hall Page, IQphoto hired by Sasha Wedding Photography to capture Mila and Sasha Amazing Cabo San Lucas Wedding, Fairmont Wedding San Francisco, Bridges Golf Club,

 


 
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helpful info:

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Planning a simple weekday wedding? Please take a look at this San Francisco City Hall wedding photography package.

 

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1941 Noriega Street San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-939-5877
 
 

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