As wedding photographers, we use a lot of terminologies that you may not understand. This blog is to help you get to know some of the terminology used in wedding photography.
Traditional wedding photos are the standard portraits, poses, and events taken at weddings. These are the images that we get at every wedding, no matter what. For example, the bride and groom standing side by side looking at the camera, or the exchanging of rings and kisses during the ceremony.
Candid images are photos that are not planned but are taken just as they happen. They are very much in the moment and are different for every single wedding.
These are images that are based on the couple and shows them interacting with one another and being lovey toward each other. They are sweet and more natural poses.
Fun photos are spontaneous, in the moment photos where the couple or bridal party acts silly and loosens up as opposed to the sometimes stiff feeling of formal photos.
Detail shots are just that – pictures of the details of your wedding day – for example, flowers, your rings, place settings, shoes, jewellery, etc.
Formal photos are typically done after the ceremony where the family and the bridal party get together with the bride and groom and take photos where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling.
There are a variety of photo groups here depending on the family bridal party sizes and with whom you want photos.
I hope this has helped to explain some of the terminology used by wedding photographers. If you’d like to know more about photography terms used by photographers then this Pixpa article on Photography Terminology is for if you. Unsure about any other terms used by photographers, please drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will try to help.
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