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Wedding Photography - New Trends in the Art of Wedding Photography

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A life time ago, a young couple paid an amateur photographer in advance of their wedding to  shoot their wedding.  It was particularly important to them that their moments be forever captured, not just for the usual reasons, but because many members of their respective families could not attend the event -- the travel distance being too far and too expensive.  The ceremony was a perfect candle lit evening nuptial.  The reception had all the elements any young couple could want -- the groom clowning around opening their gifts, the bride's face full of cake, and the tossing of the bouquet.  Alas!  All the many photos that were taken that day, however, were lost when they were sent for development.  There remained only one photo taken by a guest as they were departing for their honeymoon.  I know this story well, because it happened to me.

The poignant look of a mother hugging her daughter on  her wedding day.  Photographer:  Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography (Hong Kong)

The poignant look of a mother hugging her daughter on  her wedding day.  Photographer:  Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography (Hong Kong)

Today, in this digital world, wedding photography has taken on whole new dimensions.  New technology, no longer relying upon sending precious photos away if you don't have your own photo lab, and instant gratification in terms of being able to show off those wedding photos almost as the event is happening -- are all within the realm of reality.  Best of all is the spontaneity that today's digital camera's lend to the creativity of the wedding photographer.

Fatherly advice - Photographer:  Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography

Fatherly advice - Photographer:  Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography

It is currently fashionable to include pre-wedding photos in the wedding album.  In fact, this newly popular idea takes creativity to a whole new level if you are lucky enough to get the right photographer.  Imagine, as the picture beside -- a father giving his quite young looking son, some fatherly advice on his wedding day.  

Wedding Proposal Pictures

It is becoming increasingly popular for wedding photographers to include wedding proposal pictures.  The young groom-to-be might want to be real sure of his intended's answer -- and this might take some pre-planning or it will remove some of the spontaneity from the moment -- still only a photographer can capture that life moment forever.

Bridesmaid photos - Photographer:  Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography (Hong Kong)

Bridesmaid photos - Photographer:  Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography (Hong Kong)

Don't forget about the groomsmen! -- Photographer:  Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography (Hong Kong)

Don't forget about the groomsmen! -- Photographer:  Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography (Hong Kong)

Other Wedding and Pre-Wedding Trends

These day it's not only all about the bride anpd groom but also the back stories that define their lives.  Gone are the traditional days of staged formal wedding scenes, in are the days of also staged (sometimes) photo journalism allowing all the wonderful moments and emotions that happen at every wedding to add depth and richness to the wedding photos.

Put a little fun into the wedding day!  - Photographer: Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography (Hong Kong)

Put a little fun into the wedding day!  - Photographer: Chi Kin Lai - Leo Photography (Hong Kong)

Wedding Photography Is An Art

Good photography is a fine art.   So look for a wedding photographer who goes that extra mile and puts the fine and passion into what they capture on your special day.  Don't look simply at what you get for your money, but what results the photographer has had with other clients.  

“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” ~Eudora Welty