Wedding Photography & Videography
A wedding isn’t an event to entrust to memory. It’s just one day, that’s true, but it’s a day that changes the course of your life. That’s where photos and video come in. And that’s why you want to hire a professional. You want imagines that don’t simply record the events, but evoke the emotions of the day. A good photographer can even capture details the might escape you and your guests – the way the bride’s father looked into her eyes one last time before handing her over to her groom, the bashful excitement of the five-year-old flower girl.
Video adds another dimension, bringing the wedding to life over and over again – the slip of the tongue during the vows, the toast that had everyone in the room chortling, the bride’s shrieks as her chair was lifted up for the hora.
Think about whether you prefer photos, video or bough.
What kind of photography do you want? Finding the right photography style for your wedding in Slovenia depends on one thing - who you are. And because photographs are intensely personal, they should absolutely reflect your personal style. Make sure your pictures capture the essence of your wedding: the emotions, the loved ones and all the details, from beginning to end.
Most couples want to make sure to include some candid, photojournalistic photography in their wedding albums alongside the formal shots.
Traditional, Classic style
The main idea behind this timeless style is to produce posed photographs for display in a portrait album. The photographer works from a “shot list,” ensuring he or she covers all the elements the bride and groom have requested. To make sure every detail of the shots is perfect, the photographer and her assistants not only adjust their equipment, but also the background, the subject’s body alignment, and even the attire.
Traditional photography (sometimes known as "formal" photography or "portraiture") refers to posed pictures, usually of the wedding party and the couples' families. These are the shots of the bridesmaids with their bouquets, the groom with his parents, the happy bride and groom gazing into each other’s' eyes, etc. Most wedding albums incorporate anywhere from just a handful of these portraits to page after page of formal groupings and combinations. The upside of traditional photography is that you end up a set of professional photos of your family and loved ones. You probably don't want to rely too heavily on formal portraiture, however, or you will miss out on a lot of the energy, passion, and raw emotion surrounding your wedding in Slovenia.
Traditional photographers generally excel at the precision required in portraiture—formal, posed pictures that emphasize one or more people. Couples interested in a more edgy result may prefer Fine Art Portraiture, with its dramatic lighting, unique angles and European flavor.
Photojournalism is one of today's most popular styles of wedding photography, and for good reason. The goal of the photojournalistic approach is to tell the unique story of your wedding in Slovenia, from the nervous anticipation before the start of the ceremony to the reception's last round of champagne.
Wedding Photojournalism is a story telling style of wedding photography that involves minimal involvement on the part of the photographer. A photojournalistic wedding photographer allows all of the moments to unfold around them, while they simply use their creative eye to capture and interpret those moments through their photography.
Photojournalism captures moments rather than poses, documenting the emotions and energy around the entire occasion — the father of the bride's giddiness, the groom's exuberance, the bridal party's antics, the air of excitement as the bride appears for the first time.
Because the photographer doesn't "direct" the participants or guests, the results are candid and spontaneous. The images convey genuine emotion and capture the story of your day as it naturally unfolds.
The downsides to photojournalism are few. You'll end up with a wide array of shots and captured moments to choose from for your wedding album. Some moments you might not even have witnessed, and they will serve as a record of how great a time your guests had at your wedding.
This style, which is often used for engagement photos, is a pleasing blend of traditional and photojournalistic, with an emphasis on composition, lighting and background. The photographer places subjects together in an interesting environment, and encourages them to relax and interact. Illustrative captures some of the spontaneity of candids, while offering the technical control of posed shots.
The artistic approach is a sort of catch-all category that includes everything from soft-focus lenses and filters to hand-colored images and unusual camera angles. While these stylized effects can make for a hip and modern photo collection, you run some risk of your photos appearing dated years down the road. Again, you're going to want to make sure to include some photojournalistic style photography in order to capture some of the candid, emotional moments of your wedding day that your posed artistic shots just aren't going to reflect. These more spontaneous shots also have a timeless quality that ensures you album will always remain fresh and relevant.
The key to artsy photography is to use it sparingly to highlight a particular moment, rather than to create an entire photo display. After all, your album is a visual history of your real-time wedding day, and you might be disappointed if you end up with an art exhibit.