Wedding photography is an art in and of itself: the act of taking pictures that newlywed couples and families can use to capture their most treasured memories. Many different photographers use a variety of style, techniques and methods to capture these photos in special ways.
When looking for a wedding photographer, the couple will find a nearly endless plethora of options to choose from. Each photographer may have a specialty to which the couple takes a liking to, and that's the clincher in choosing him or her.
Many photographers are now using a more contemporary style of wedding photography, which can be a more photojournalistic or artistic style. These photographs are often candid and documentary style - a nice effect for the bride, who misses so much on her own wedding day, as she is attending to her own details. Photojournalism-style wedding photography is especially good for capturing the nuances and emotions of the big day. Artistic photography tends to be more detailed in capturing abstract, but beautiful images that surround a wedding ceremony and reception. Artistic photographs can be used to capture peoples faces, gown details, or close-range floral arrangements.
Most professional wedding photographers now choose to take their images digitally. Digital wedding photography allows for a greater range of lighting, as well as an ability to take far more pictures, thus allowing a greater selection for the bride and groom to choose from. Digital photography also allows photographers to take pictures that can have special effects added to them: black and white, sepia, even a blurred look, for a more artistic approach to conventional pictures. Another advantage to digital wedding photography is a much faster turn-around time from wedding day to wedding photos in-hand.