Wedding photography trends in 2017

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It’s 2017, and the trend for a wedding photography is always changing. Based on a group of professional wedding photographers, they’ve come up with the following trends that expected to have a high demand for wedding photography. If you’re a wedding photographer, it’s important to know the trends and apply them to help support your brand in a competitive field.

Fashion based group photos

A group photo on a wedding day is standard. However, there’s recently been a demand or request for a high-fashioned group photo of friends and family on a wedding day. The picture consists of a group of your family wearing their best formal wear for the photo shoot. The photo shoot is focused on an editorial-like group photo. This type of photo is used for marketing purposes of a photographer to reel in more customers as they tend to be popular. Furthermore, a group photo is most likely to be shared as it is featured with the most important members of the family on a wedding day.

Assisted candid moments

Images that capture the perfect moments of your wedding will always be on trend. The difference with an assisted candid moment is that the photographer can sometimes assist the clients with expressing their true expression during the moment. This way the camera can highlight people’s natural emotion and true feelings during the shot.

Film photography

Film photography has made its comeback this year. The film look is making its presence everywhere in social media, digital cameras and apps too. The demand for film style photography is at its highest. More and more clients are requesting the film look on their wedding day. The reason why the film photography is still on trend is due to showing more colours, and it gives off a vintage feel on the image.

How to cut cost on your wedding photography

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Wedding planning involves a lot of costs, and if you have a budget in mind, it’s ideal to cut your cost down. Of course taking images of your most memorable day is important, but you don’t always have to spend a lot when it comes to your wedding photography. There are many ways you can save and still have a great gallery of your wedding at the same time.

Local Photographers

Instead of hiring a photographer elsewhere, why not hire your local photographer? Hiring locally will save you money as you won’t have to cover their travel expenses. Even if you’re wedding is going to be held in a different area, make sure to hire a photographer from that same area as well.

Research on costs

Finding out the average costs of hiring a wedding photographer is important when comparing your prices. You’ll also be able to stick to your budget when looking to decide on the best quote that works well for you. Although you’re looking to save on the cost, it’s ideal to compare the skills of the photographer and pick one that you like.

Book early

Some wedding photographer can provide a discount on your quote if you are booking in advance. Booking them way in advance also allows you to negotiate the price with the photographer.

Hire a professional for a few hours

Hiring a professional photographer with an amazing portfolio can be expensive, especially if you are hiring them for the whole day. If you are keen on professional photographers, you can still hire them and save costs by only hiring them on the most important moments of your wedding. For instance, you can hire them for an hour during your wedding ceremony.

Ask a friend

Ask a friend if they know a professional photographer. In most cases, you are most likely to get a discount from the recommendation of your friend. Or better yet if your friend is a professional photographer then why not hire them? You will definitely get a discount on this one!