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Planning your wedding and want to make sure your photos are on-trend and timeless? As wedding photographers and videographers, we know how important it is to capture those special moments perfectly. Wedding photography is all about blending creativity with authenticity and vibrant aesthetics. Let’s dive into the top wedding photography trends for 2024 that will ensure your big day is remembered beautifully.


Documentary-Style Photography

Documentary-style photography is all about capturing the real, unposed moments of your wedding day. This trend focuses on storytelling, allowing photographers to document the day as it unfolds naturally. It’s popular because couples want their wedding photos to reflect genuine emotions and candid interactions. This style often incorporates natural, earthy tones that add to the authenticity.

Tips for Achieving This Style:

  • Trust your photographer and let them blend into the background.

  • Focus on enjoying your day rather than posing for pictures.

  • Choose a photographer experienced in documentary-style shoots.

Editorial and Fashion-Inspired Shoots

Inspired by high-end fashion magazines, editorial-style wedding photography is gaining popularity in recent years. This trend brings a touch of glamour to your wedding album, with a focus on dramatic poses, lighting, and settings. It’s perfect for couples looking to add a stylish, sophisticated edge to their wedding photos. Think bold colours, luxurious fabrics, and fashion-forward poses.

Posing Tips for Couples:

  • Work with your photographer to plan dramatic and elegant poses.

  • Consider the setting and wardrobe for a cohesive look.

  • Don’t be afraid to embrace your inner model – confidence is key!


Cinematic Videography

Cinematic videography is transforming wedding videos into mini-movies, complete with storytelling, stunning visuals, and emotional music. This trend is all about creating a film-like experience that captures the essence of your wedding day in a breath-taking way. Cinematic videography often features rich, vibrant colours and dramatic lighting to enhance the emotional impact.

Techniques for a Cinematic Look:

  • Use of slow-motion and aerial shots.

  • Professional colour grading to enhance the mood.

  • Story-driven editing to create a narrative flow.


Drone Photography and Videography

Drone photography and videography offer a unique perspective, capturing breath-taking aerial shots of your wedding venue and surrounding landscape. This trend is becoming more and more popular for its ability to add a dramatic flair to wedding albums and videos. Aerial shots can highlight the natural beauty of outdoor venues with vibrant greens, blues, and other natural colours.

Advantages of Aerial Shots:

  • Capture the full beauty of your venue.

  • Add variety to your wedding photos and videos.

  • Create memorable, unique perspectives.

Legal Considerations for Drone use:

  • Ensure your photographer or videographer is licensed and knows the regulations.

  • Discuss any restrictions with your venue beforehand.

Vibrant and Bold Editing Styles

Vibrant and bold editing styles are taking over wedding photography over the last few years, moving away from the traditional soft and muted tones. This trend enhances the colours and details, making every photo pop and feel alive. Expect to see rich jewel tones, bright florals, and high-contrast images that stand out.

How to Communicate Your Preferences:

  • Share examples of editing styles you like with your photographer.

  • Discuss your vision and be open to their creative input.

  • Ensure the editing style matches the overall theme of your wedding.

Intimate and Candid Moments

Capturing intimate and candid moments remains a timeless trend, emphasizing the real connections and emotions of your wedding day. In recent years, photographers are focusing more on these authentic moments, providing a genuine and natural feel to your wedding album. This trend often uses soft, warm tones to highlight the emotion and intimacy of the moment.

Techniques for Capturing Candid Shots:

  • Photographers often use longer lenses to stay unobtrusive.

  • Encouraging guests to act naturally without looking at the camera.

  • Creating a relaxed atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable.

How to Facilitate Candid Shots:

  • Be yourself and enjoy the moment.

  • Interact naturally with your partner and guests.

  • Trust your photographer to capture the magic.

Wedding photography trends in recent years are all about authenticity, creativity, and capturing the essence of your special day with vibrant and bold styles. Whether you prefer the documentary style, editorial shoots, or vibrant edits, there’s a trend to match your personality and vision. Ready to create beautiful memories? Contact us to book a consultation or browse our portfolio for more inspiration. Let’s make your wedding day unforgettable!

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We often get asked by friends, family, and clients if a wedding videographer is really necessary. The short answer? No, you don’t need one. But let’s dive deeper.

When it comes to weddings, the essentials are you, your partner, and the legal bits that make it official. However, photographers and videographers are a fantastic addition to your day, helping to create lasting memories that you can share with friends, family, and even future generations. Whether your day is extravagant or intimate, it will inevitably fly by.

Videography Camera Macro Close up

When we were planning our own wedding, capturing the day was one of our top priorities. We understood the pressure and expectations, and above all, we knew what we wanted. We were fortunate to have the advice of family and friends who had already navigated the wedding planning process. Their experiences, especially the things that didn’t go as planned, were invaluable.

For instance, my sister now deeply regrets not having a videographer. We’ve always joked about her terrible memory, but it’s genuinely sad how much she wants to remember her wedding day. She often says that if she could do it again, she’d definitely hire a videographer in addition to a photographer. The day went by so quickly, and amidst all the adrenaline and stress, many moments were forgotten, despite months of meticulous planning.

Unfortunately, her wedding took place before Jimmy and I met. If we’d known each other then, she wouldn’t have had a choice – every moment would have been documented! (I honestly can’t take Jimmy anywhere without a camera attached to him. Proof below...)

Jimmy loving life in Pompeii, camera in hand at all times..

So, should you hire a videographer for your wedding? Here are a few things to consider:

  • What do you want to remember about your day?

  • Do you want to see what your guests were up to while you were busy? (Perhaps while you were getting ready or having photos taken with your new spouse.)

  • Do you want an extra layer of context, capturing all the little moments between the photos?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s worth doing some research. Look for examples of styles you like and find a videographer who matches your vision.

If you answered no, then you’ve got your answer, too.

Weddings are subjective and deeply personal. Every aspect of your wedding should reflect what you want from it. The choice is truly yours.

Good luck with your planning, and may your wedding day be everything you’ve dreamed of!

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