Wedding photo inspiration

I know you brides-to-be out there spend a lot of time searching the internet, bridal magazines etc looking for wedding photo inspiration and ideas.  I have been blown away many times over years by the amount of thought my brides have put into researching the photography side of their wedding – snipping pictures out of magazines, designing PDFs etc.

Even if you have already chosen a photographer for your big day, sometimes being able to show that photographer the kind of images you love is the easiest way to explain what you are looking for.  And if you have yet to choose a photographer for your wedding, figuring out what style of photography or kind of images you really love can help you figure out which photographer is right for you.

But we photographers also look for inspiration sometimes.  It is not only inspiring but also refreshing to see images and wedding photo ideas from other photographers.  Every person – photographer and non-photographer alike – sees the world in a unique way, and that is why no two photographer’s images are the same.  (I think this is true at least of photographers who have discovered their personal style and stay true to it.  If you don’t know what makes you different as a photographer, what makes you unique, you are in danger of ending up with images that look the same as everybody elses).

So I thought I would share some links to wedding photographers and wedding photos I dig.  Who knows – maybe you’ll like them and find some inspiration too.

Chrisman Studios wedding slideshow

There are a lot of cool images in this slideshow, some beautifully simple and natural images that I love.  The shots of the reception dancing/partying make the subjects look more like they’re at a speed metal concert than a wedding….but I guess they’re just having a really good time.

Wedding Photo Journalist Association – Get inspired!

The Wedding Photo Journalist Association is an association for photographers who shoot weddings in a photo journalistic style.  I am not a member but I guess you could describe my style as photojournalistic (ie as much as possible I like to let things happen naturally, let people be themselves, and then work with that to make a great shot).

I will add more links as I think of them/find them in a new post.  I hope you find some inspiration here!







Author Details

Patrick Fallon

I am a wedding photographer based in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand. I have been full-time with the photography thing since 2006 and still can’t believe I get to do what I love for a job! Here are a few words that I think sum me up: I AM…tall and bald, happy, imaginative, constantly hungry, active and friendly. I LOVE…my girl, coffee, photography, fooooooood, my family and friends, riding bikes, being outside, the simple things in life, people… I love my life! I believe that wedding photography can and should be SIMPLE, NATURAL, BEAUTIFUL.

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