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Editorial vs. Documentary Style Photography. What’s the difference and why I offer both!

You’ve probably heard these phrases thrown around in the world of photography before, but what exactly is the difference between editorial and documentary styles? More importantly, why should you work with a photographer who merges the two styles on your wedding day? As a professional wedding photographer, I know the importance of capturing those perfect, timeless moments that you’ll want to cherish for a lifetime. But at the same time, I also strive to create editorial-worthy images that will make you feel like a magazine model. Let’s dive deeper into the difference between the two styles and how they both play a crucial role on your big day.

First, let’s talk about documentary photography. This style is all about capturing candid, un-posed moments that happen naturally throughout the day. It’s about capturing the raw emotions and pure joy that you’ll undoubtedly experience on your wedding day. The beauty of this style is that it allows you to re-live those little moments that you may have missed during the hustle and bustle of the day. It also allows you to see your family and friends in their truest form. I love this type of photography because it always feels genuine and authentic. As your wedding photographer, it’s important for me to blend in with the crowd and capture these moments as they happen without interrupting them.

Editorial photography, on the other hand, is all about creating the perfect shot. This type of photography is usually seen in magazines and advertisements, but can also be incorporated into your wedding album. It’s about creating visually stunning images that look straight out of a fairytale. This style often involves posing and directing, and aims to make the subject look their absolute best. I love incorporating editorial-style images into my wedding photography because they show the beauty and elegance of your relationship in a unique and special way. These images will be some of the most cherished and beautiful moments of your day.

Now, imagine having a photographer that can perfectly blend these two styles to create a unique and unforgettable wedding album. By blending documentary and editorial styles together, I’m able to create a cohesive story of your day that chronicles every important moment, while at the same time creating beautiful, magazine-worthy images. This means that you’ll have stunning candid photos of you and your spouse laughing and sharing intimate moments, while also having stunning portraits of you both looking your absolute best. Better yet, the best moments of your wedding won’t be interrupted for editorial posing, except for the allotted portrait session we will work into your wedding timeline. Emotions and beauty are interwoven throughout your wedding day, there is no reason why it should not be interwoven into your photography album!

It’s important to work with a photographer who understands the importance of both styles of photography on your wedding day. By blending editorial and documentary styles, I am able to tell the story of your day in the most visually captivating way possible, while also preserving all the raw emotions and authentic moments that make your day truly special. So, whether you’re looking for beautiful portraits, or natural, candid images, I’m here to make sure you have an amazing experience getting your wedding photos taken. If you’re looking for a photographer who merges editorial and documentary styles and creates an unforgettable experience along the way, I’d be honored to be a part of your big day. And if you prefer one style over the other, that’s okay too! Just let me know and we’ll make it happen.

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