Angela Tucker and Chad Conant

The flurry of summer weddings comes to a fitting conclusion at Walnut Creek. The rush of summer weddings always leaves me a little out of breath and often behind my work flow. It is the hazard of being a wedding photographer.

There are two trends in wedding photography right now that have caught my attention. The first is “fashion”. That’s what it is being called, though it has very little to do with a “normal” fashion shoot. The concept has its roots in the “wedding photojournalism” movement. This new trend is basically a posed photograph that is not supposed to look posed. (I’ve called this “art” for years, though mine tend to be better lit and composed than the average bride running down the street.) What goes around, comes around and we are moving once again back to more posed photographs.

The second trend that I am seeing is the bride as glamorous. Glamor is a style of photography that goes all the way back to 50s and the golden age of Hollywood. Glamor is more photographing figure and curves than it is face and dress. I’m seeing it in the styles of the dresses and I’m seeing it in what brides like. The image from Angela’s bridal session is a good example of this.

Trends come and trends go. They will influence part of my work, but I believe there is always a demand for classic.

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Author: Larry J Foster

Professional Photographer since 1989. Certified in 2008. I received my Master Photographer degree in 2015.

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