January 23, 2018

Wedding Photography Gallery

Why Look At A Wedding Photography Gallery?

If you can find a good wedding photography gallery online or from a photographer, it is a fantastic resource to get ideas of how to plan the photography of your wedding. You can get a sense of the different styles of photography, different lighting effects, various poses, the capabilities of different types of cameras, and interesting subject matter you may not have thought of.  You can even use a wedding photography gallery to see examples of various wedding themes and colors!

Typical Wedding Colors:

See the use of color in floral arrangements and décor, table settings, dress, outdoor settings and more. Note the photographer’s ability to reflect the true colors.

  • Whites
  • Blacks
  • Blues
  • Browns
  • Greens
  • Orange
  • Pinks
  • Purples
  • Reds
  • Yellow

Location or Theme:

Find inspiration for different themes and locations, various ceremonies and outdoor activities.

  • Ceremony
  • Beach Photos
  • Ethnic
  • Getting Ready
  • Indoor Reception
  • Modern
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Season / Holiday
  • Traditional

Other Wedding Photography Gallery Subjects:

A skilled photographer can tell a story by photographing a simple object in the right context. A table decoration, an invitation, the Father of the brides’ glasses, all tell a story.

See if all or most of the following genres in the photographer’s portfolio tells a story:

  • Bouquets / Flowers
  • Bridal Party
  • Bridal Portraits
  • Bride & Groom
  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses
  • Cakes
  • Children
  • Engagement Portraits
  • Formals / Family Portraits
  • Groom
  • Hair Styles
  • Make-up
  • Rings
  • Shoes
  • Table Decor
  • Wedding Gowns / Dresses

If you are looking at a wedding photography gallery provided by a prospective photographer, then obviously it also gives you the opportunity to judge the photographers work. As you are looking at the photos, ask questions. Find out the story behind the photos. Were they planned or candid? Were they taken from pre-determined vantage points or by random chance? What type of equipment was used to achieve the shot? Take notes and notate those that you like and want to duplicate. Ask the photographer how difficult it would be to recreate.

As you notate the photos from the wedding photography gallery that you like, you may want to ask the photographer if you can see the albums or complete shoots that the gallery photos were taken from. That will then give you a wider scope of the photographers talent and if the gallery photo is an accurate representation of the overall quality of the shoot. It is easy to pick out one good looking photo from a shooting of 200 average or below average shots. Ask if any special effects were used with the equipment or in the development of the photos.

Take full advantage of this opportunity to gain inspiration and ideas to help in the planning and to make the right choice for a photographer.