Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for announcements, portrait displays, or thank you cards) as well as coverage of the wedding and reception. It is a major branch of commercial photography, supporting many specialists.

During the film era, photographers favored color negative film and medium-format cameras. Today, many more weddings are photographed with digital SLR cameras as the digital convenience provides quick detection of lighting mistakes and allows creative approaches to be reviewed immediately.

A Wedding Photoshoot On Board A Ship – Photos went Viral

Photography – Spill Love.

These days, every couple getting married wants an album and celebration that’s uniquely theirs. But for a truly one-of-a-kind experience, consider taking your love aboard.

Ships may not seem like the most romantic place on earth for great photos, but a few clever angles here and there, plus the right outfits and poses, make all the difference. 

Here, a few tips on making it a wonderful experience

Wear the right outfits

Like selecting the right venue to complement your gown, this rule applies here too. You’re going to be outdoors most of the time, and will be moving around, so you’ll need something light, and easy to walk in. Likewise, wear comfortable shoes. It will show in your photos if you’re not at ease. If you want to wear high heels, bring a change of slippers or flats to wear in between.

Be prepared

If the ship or venue doesn’t offer refreshments, bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. It’s the same for your makeup and accessories – light makeup that’s sweat-proof, and flowers that can withstand heat for a longer period of time are factors that’ll make or break the session. Ask your hair stylist to come up with a simple style for you, as the wind will be quite strong when you’re out on the high seas, and any carefully made ‘do may come undone’.

Recce the sites

If you can, it’s best to look around before determining the places you want to shoot at. This will help you save plenty of time trying to decide on the day of. But if you can’t, look for pictures online, or ask your point-of-contact to send as many pictures as he or she can. When sussing the site, take note of the time – whether certain shadows will be cast during certain hours of the day and so on.

In spite of this trend, some photographers continue to shoot with film as they prefer the film aesthetic, and others are of the opinion that negative film captures more information than digital technology, and has less margin for exposure error.

Certainly true in some cases, exposure latitude inherent in a camera’s native Raw image format (which allows for more under- and over- exposure than JPEG) varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. All forms of RAW have a degree of exposure latitude which exceeds slide film – to which digital capture is commonly compared.

Technology has evolved with the use of remote triggers and flash synchronization. Wedding photographers are now able travel light and yet have the ability to use creative lighting.

Two approaches to wedding photography are traditional and photojournalistic. Many wedding photographers will fall somewhere in between the extremes represented by these two descriptions.

Traditional wedding photography provides for more classically posed images and a great deal of photographer control during the ceremony.

A Photojournalist style of wedding photography takes its cue from editorial reporting styles and focuses more on candid images with little photographer interaction; a wedding photojournalist typically shoots images quickly using available light or on-camera flash rather than using traditional, formal posing techniques and studio lights.

A third style is a fashion-based approach. In contemporary/fashion-based wedding photography, a photographer will combine candid images of the events of the day with posed images that are inspired by editorial fashion photography This style often involves more innovative and dramatic post-processing of images.

A fourth style that is popular in Asian countries, especially in China, is wedding studio photography. Typically, couples will make an appointment with a studio for an in-studio or a location shoot, with support from a hair stylist and make-up artist in addition to the photographer and the couple. The couple will go through many changes of clothing and backgrounds in a similar manner to the fashion based approach.