Choosing Your Wedding Photography


Wedding photography is essential to creating the memory of your magical moments. It is not whether you need a photographer, but whether the artist can capture the memories the way you want them remembered. Every photographer possesses a unique style. These tips should help you find the wedding photography that matches your style.


Find Your Style


Envision your wedding day and think about how you want to remember those moments. Think about the style and feeling you want captured in the masterpiece. Wedding planning is a process of discovery. We constantly learn new ideas and fall in love with new styles. It is time to find your wedding photography style. Do you dream of an elegant documentation of your wedding day with positioned poses or do you want a documentary style that captures candid moments? How are you planning to use your wedding photography? Are you filling albums or creating gallery-worthy wall art. Take your vision and ideas with you to a meeting with a wedding photographer and make sure the artist can deliver.


Classic Wedding Photography


Classic wedding photography is timeless. These are the formal images that might seem on purpose and posed. They also encompass the realistic documentary style that can be entwined with the style of the shooter.

Documentary Style


Rather than purposefully posed images, documentary style captures a spontaneous moment. It is authentic and candid. A photographer might choose the angle and the background, but the goal is to become part of the moment without the moment noticing the camera.

Black and White


Black and white wedding photography is part of the dramatic style. The dark shadows and contrast give it feeling. You might want a couple black and white photographs incorporated into a mix of other styles.


Dramatic Style


Dramatic photographs are all about lighting and effects. It requires the mastery of off-camera flash and the ability to work with light. The images can appear warm and dark with contrast or even bright. They almost have an abstract component to them. As the name suggests, they evoke feelings and emotion. Dramatic wedding photography has the ability to tell a story with feeling.

Planning Wedding Photography


Every wedding has a timeline, and so does the wedding photography. Think about the moments you want captured and the ones you don’t. Some couples want to document the entire day and getting ready. Others are more interested in highlight moments, the ceremony and the reception. You should know when they should arrive and how long they should remain. Decide which points of the day should be captured on film, and which parts should be ignored.

Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor


Create a fairy tale at Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor, and capture every magical moment with professional wedding photography. Build your team with Crystal Ballroom preferred vendors, and meet the finest in their industry. Meet with in-house designers and planners to design your entire wedding venue, from your ceremony space to the reception ballroom. Create unforgettable moments at this picturesque wedding venue that includes all of the furnishings, designs and services to make your dream wedding come true. Create memories at Crystal Ballroom, and let our photographers create your keepsake.